The Strato buckets were standard equipment along with a console, but a notchback bench seat with center armrest was a no-cost option. An all-new Grand Prix was scheduled for 1972. For example, a '95 Beretta features a 1650 rpm stall converter as opposed to '99 Century converter with a stall of 2095 rpm. New standard equipment included rear child-seat anchors and an anti-theft system that disabled the starter unless the proper ignition key was used. Engine offerings were mostly unchanged from 1963 except that the standard 303 hp 226 kW 389 four-barrel V8 gained three 3 hp 2. A Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission, variable-ratio power steering, and power brakes were standard equipment on both models.
Production numbers increased substantially after two years of decline, reaching 91,961 units and only second place to the 1969 model. On the other side of the street, the Toyota Camry is similarly sized and while not especially exciting, does have a strong record of reliability and resale value. The coolant overflow reservoir was relocated from being in front of the intake box to being mounted to the passenger strut tower. Under the hood, the 3. A new optional four spoke steering wheel was also available. Transmissions remained the same as before with the three-speed manual standard with the V6 engine on the base model and automatic transmission optional.
These parts add a very aggressive look to your car, but with both of them installed, your Grand Prix will start to take on a very unique look. The recall covered nearly 1. Starting in 2003 the internal electronics were changed, hardened 4th gear shaft, ratcheting sprags for input and third gear were added. The 200 hp 150 kW 455 cu in 7. However, if you really need more space, or aren't fond of that bright red backlighting, you do have a lot of options. Their big body styles and smooth curves offer a sleek look no other four-door sedan can duplicate.
The optional 428 cu in 7. This version of the A-body also received some sheetmetal revisions for 1981. On arrival at the dealership, I was greeted with keys in hand and encouraged to take it out for a drive. It has a shortened crankshaft, and a host of other modifications to make it fit into a front-wheel-drive vehicle. Don't see what you're looking for? This model celebrated the 40th running of the Daytona 500 on February 15, 1998. Due to a shortage of Olds 350 engines resulting from record sales of Cutlasses and reduced production of that engine due to a plant conversion to build a Diesel V8 beginning in 1978, a few 1977 Grand Prixs destined for California reportedly came off the line with a Chevrolet-built 350 cu in 5. Although the Third Generation Grand Prix was indeed bulkier and heavier than its predecessor, handling was good for a large car, due to improvements in suspension design.
Production models were produced for the 1989 and 1990 model year. I spoke with a mechanic about it, and he said that Pontiac knew about the design flaw, and that it would normally crack around 80-100k miles, but there wasn't enough intances of the problem to warrant a recall, basically obsolving them of the financial responsibility. Although it had modest horsepower, benign handling and design compromises, there were only approximately 1,225 Grand Prix 2+2s built in 1986 and all found buyers. Have not replaced manifold gasket thank God. The only transmission is a four-speed automatic, controlled by a console shifter.
The radial donuts, provided by the division's usual tire suppliers, included Firestone 500s and B. This generation Grand Prix was built in. The all the lights can be activated simply by hitting them. I call it the free Flowmaster. Unfortunatly, there is no easy way around this problem, except to replace the manifold completely. In contrast to that model, it trades in all-wheel-drive for the available Turbo 3. This generation was larger and heavier, due partly to the federally mandated 5 mph 8.
The front has one nice, deep cupholder and one moderately deep one, as well as map pockets, a sunglass bin in the roof, and a covered center console. Similarly, the 421 V8 was replaced by a new 428 cu in 7. New options included an automatic air conditioning system. However, at mid-year, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic became standard equipment and the manual shifters were dropped. It was rescinded by Congressional action.
For maximum amount of performance, we offer a couple of items that can give your Grand Prix more power than you can handle. The trip computer, with its displays of average time and speed, date, current auto conditions e. This system gave a more realistic measure of power that customers actually saw. 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. The last Grand Prix coupe rolled off the assembly line on July 19, 2002 and it was the last mid-sized 6th generation Grand Prix. Gear ratios: 1 2 3 4 R 2. Commencing with this generation, the 2-door coupe version of the Grand Prix was no longer an available body style.