The introduction of radial-ply tires was also a boon for handling. The rear featured a revised boattail-like trim with square-taillights above the bumper. Production numbers increased substantially after two years of decline, reaching 91,961 units and only second place to the 1969 model. The Brougham models came standard with all power options, a plush cloth interior similar to the full-sized Bonneville Brougham, and a half roof vinyl top with coach lamps. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. The base 350 hp 400 cu in 6. The standard engine for 1985 was the 110 hp 82 kW Buick built 3.
The recall for the Supercharged engine involved changing the left front valve cover gasket, as oil leaks onto the exhaust manifold may cause engine fires. New standard equipment included rear child-seat anchors and an anti-theft system that disabled the starter unless the proper ignition key was used. The introduction of the Monte Carlo and Cutlass Supreme did, however, cut into the Grand Prix's dominance, and sales dropped 40%. Early 1975 models featured the seat belt interlock system introduced on all 1974 models that required both the driver and front passenger to fasten their seat belts in order to start the vehicle. The Pontiac Grand Prix was replaced by the for the 2008—2009 model year. The only available interior color was Light Buckskin. Pedals received revised custom trim plates.
All Grand Prix received a sport package with five-spoke alloy wheels and dual exhaust. The first Grand Prix coupes were built in October 1987, and released on January 12, 1988 for the 1988 model year. The 200 hp 150 kW 455 cu in 7. This was the last year of the two-door coupe. Because Pontiac's own V8 engines could not meet the more stringent California emission standards set for 1977, all Grand Prixs and other Pontiac models sold in California were powered by Oldsmobile-built engines including Lansing's 350 cu in 5. The similar but less luxurious followed in 1970.
The most notable styling feature of this generation was the appearance of the fixed opera window, replacing the previous disappearing rear side glass. The same selection of transmissions continued including the standard three-speed manual, optional four-speed manual, or three-speed Roto Hydra-matic. A new optional four spoke steering wheel was also available. Same engines continued as before including the Buick 231 cu in 3. The downsized four-door was now related to the Grand Prix.
Because the pump feeds fuel to the tank, a break or leak quickly becomes an expensive problem. Production models were produced for the 1989 and 1990 model year. The car seen here was raced at. We also carry the factory-grade replacement Grand Prix parts too, including Grand Prix engine parts, Grand Prix body parts, and other Grand Prix auto parts. The strike cut into production and sales along with other possible factors including lower horsepower ratings and intense competition from Chevy's Monte Carlo and Oldsmobile's Cutlass Supreme. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. A four-barrel 455 cu in 7. The 303 hp 226 kW 389 four-barrel V8 remained the standard engine. OnStar's wireless services are provided by , which switched fully to digital cellular communications. Interior revisions amounted to new trim patterns for cloth and vinyl upholstery patterns for both the bench and bucket seats, but the leather interior option was discontinued.
Also, the active displacement management capability on the 5. The 301 cu in 4. This generation Grand Prix was built in. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. Since the enormous rear glass was fixed not an opening hatch , it forced adoption of a dramatically shortened trunk opening.
From 1982-on, all V8-equipped Pontiacs were equipped with Chevy or Olds engines. Bench seat-equipped Grand Prixs got a steering column-mounted shifter with the automatic transmission along with a dashboard-mounted glovebox, replacing the console-mounted shifter and glovebox of bucket-seat cars. There was a special edition model with metallic green paint, as well as gold wheels and pinstriping. Both engines received substantially lower compression ratios 8. The Strato bucket seats were completely new with higher seatbacks and integrated headrests in Morrokide or scivvy cloth trims, and optional recliners and adjustable lumbar support, with a notchback bench seat offered as a no-cost option. These option packages included the revised 3.
The Buick 231 V6 and the four-barrel version of the Pontiac 301 V8 were carried over from the previous year as was the Chevy 305 V8 offered in California. Grand Prix production increased: sales went up to 228,091 units total a plus of 226% , making this Bicentennial year the best in Grand Prix' history — and second in its class only to the Chevrolet Monte Carlo with 353,272 units. Interiors were revised with all-new instrument panels featuring a larger dose of walnut trim which now extended to the center console standard with bucket seats, along with a new steering wheel with horn bars replacing the horn ring used in previous years. However, the Grand Prix seems to need a lot of repairs early on, its brakes are insufficient, the power windows fail, and the interior door handles have a tendency to fall off. An automatic transmission was offered as a no cost option. Automatic transmission was standard equipment on all models and the two-barrel 301 cu in 4. Engines were carried over from 1973, including the 400 cu in 6.
One significant engine change to note was the 252 cu in 4. Coupes and sedans shared similar styling, except for rear doors and quarter panels. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. Grand Prixs of model years 2001 to 2002 have OnStar systems that are Analog cellular capable only. Smaller than the hulking and , but positioned to be nimbler and more performance oriented than the slightly less bulky and , the new Grand Prix was designed to outshine the upscale and B-bodied performance-oriented intermediate. An all-new Grand Prix was scheduled for 1972. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager.