To add some excitement, Pontiac also launched a special pace car model. The full-size Catalina-based Grand Prix sold well through the 1960s. Five years ago, I think Pontiac would have been on to something. Coupes and sedans shared similar styling, except for rear doors and quarter panels. A four-barrel 455 cu in 7. However, at mid-year, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic became standard equipment and the manual shifters were dropped. The G8 lineup also adds standard , with connectivity provided later in the year, and four new exterior color choices: Maverick Silver Metallic, Sport Red Metallic, Stryker Blue Metallic and Pacific Slate Metallic.
Also new for 1974 was a federally mandated interlock system that required the driver and front-seat passenger to fasten their seat belts in order to start the car. The head-up display is effective for keeping track of speed without glancing down, and the center-dash info display even includes a g-meter. New standard equipment included rear child-seat anchors and an anti-theft system that disabled the starter unless the proper ignition key was used. Brakes were 11 in 28 cm drums. A leather trim option which also replaced nylon loop rug with cut-pile carpeting was finally offered in addition to the redoubtable Morrokide vinyl and cloth and Morrokide upholstery offerings. The six-speed automatic was standard while a six-speed manual transmission was available. This model celebrated the 40th running of the Daytona 500 on February 15, 1998.
The 301 cu in 4. A wide assortment of options were available including power steering, brakes, windows and driver's seat; air conditioning, eight-lug aluminum wheels with integrated brake drums, Safe-T-Track differential and other items. The listing was very accurate and was described as very clean, well maintained and was spotless when I found the time to arrange for a drive. Five years ago, I think Pontiac would have been on to something. 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. This would be the final year for the B-bodied, full-sized Grand Prix.
The base trim is offered with a 200 hp 150 kW V6 engine and 16 in 41 cm wheels. Some 2003 models may have had modules that could be upgraded to digital-ready. First introduced as part of Pontiac's model offering for the 1962 model year, the marque varied repeatedly in size, luxury, and performance during its lifespan. The series production version was unveiled at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on January 3, 2003. The then recently discontinued as well as the before it , also utilized the rear-wheel drive layout. The convertible was discontinued, leaving only the hardtop coupe for '68.
The full-size Catalina-based Grand Prix sold well through the 1960s. Still, 1974 was the third best-selling year to date for the Pontiac Grand Prix. The model reviewed here is a 2009 G6, but Pontiac recently introduced a refreshed G6 with exterior and interior upgrades, dubbed the 2009. But what may not be so obvious is that there's a big asterisk to the formula when you start applying it to a front-wheel-drive car. The net is a forgiving and capable four-door, arguably the most entertaining sedan Pontiac has ever offered. On top of more torque and horsepower, these chips fix readily and effects instantly.
The similar but less luxurious followed in 1970. Two engine sizes were offered with two power options were available in each engine size; a 265 hp 198 kW or 350 hp 260 kW 400 cu in 6. Too bad the timing is so lousy. Engines were carried over from 1973, including the 400 cu in 6. All 2+2 models came equipped with a corporate 305 cu in 5.
The Strato buckets were standard equipment along with a console, but a notchback bench seat with center armrest was a no-cost option. Unlike the G8, which was offered only as a sedan, Holden would be offering utility, sedan and wagon body variants of the G8. G6 in the Market The G6 faces competition not only from cars like the Mazda6, but also internally from corporate cousins Saturn and Chevrolet, whose Aura and Malibu are similarly priced and, in many regards, nicer cars. 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. I called another dealership owned by the same company in San Angelo and they said the car could be easily moved within the inventory of Lithia to any state that there is a dealership.
By July 2009, there were only 5,000 unsold G8s in inventory, with almost 30,700 sold. Both versions will be sold at the same time because of overlap from a large unsold 2009 inventory. Both versions will be sold at the same time because of overlap from a large unsold 2009 inventory. The non-supercharged 3800 Series V6 engine gained five horsepower. The parking lamps were now positioned between the quad headlamps same setup as a 1967 or 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass , and the previous year's 'waterfall' grille was replaced by a narrower one that extended into the lower portion of the bumper. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The vehicle is fitted with a large portrait format touch screen in the center console, replacing the clutter of controls common in police vehicles.