Inside, a revised instrument panel included a squared off gauge panel and new Strato bucket seats in either Morrokide or cloth upholstery with higher seatbacks and more contoured cushions for improved lateral support. Engine offerings were mostly unchanged from 1963 except that the standard 303 hp 226 kW 389 four-barrel V8 gained three 3 hp 2. Grand Prixs of model years 2001 to 2002 have OnStar systems that are Analog cellular capable only. A four-speed automatic was the only transmission offered. The car seen here was raced at.
The center console-mounted transmission shifter included a storage compartment and a tachometer. This system, first introduced by in 1964, was available in addition to the regular Circ-L-Aire Conditioning. 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. 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 one new option was a Bose 8-speaker audio system. The base trim is offered with a 200 hp 150 kW V6 engine and 16 in 41 cm wheels. Power front disc brakes became standard equipment this year.
Sales reached over 112,000 units, almost quadruple the 32,000 full-sized models built in 1968. The recall covered nearly 1. Also standard were power steering and power brakes. It featured dramatic bodywork and a highly pronounced grill, and rode on a slightly stretched version of the intermediate dubbed the. Variable-ratio power steering was made standard equipment as well. This recall covers nearly 1. Archived from on May 9, 2013.
Out back, the boattail effect was softened somewhat due to a new federally mandated 5 mph 8. Also new for 1967 was an energy-absorbing collapsible steering column. Production numbers increased substantially after two years of decline, reaching 91,961 units and only second place to the 1969 model. The standard 350 hp 260 kW 400 cu in 6. All models got a new simulated rosewood trim for the dash, door panels and console with bucket seats that replaced the African Crossfire Mahogany trim of previous years. Radial tires became standard on all models.
A new optional four spoke steering wheel was also available. 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. Since the enormous rear glass was fixed not an opening hatch , it forced adoption of a dramatically shortened trunk opening. Some believed this recall did not fix the fire problem, and instead the problem is likely faulty fuel rail quick disconnect o-rings. Find sources: — · · · · May 2014 Fifth generation Overview Production October 1987—1996 coupe September 12, 1989—1996 sedan Assembly , Body and chassis 2-door 4-door Related Powertrain 2. Front suspension was independent with wishbones, coil springs, antiroll bars and telescopic shocks while the rear still had a. The automatic climate control option was also dropped in 1981, leaving just a manual climate controls on all models.
The base Model J got Pontiac's new 135 hp 101 kW 301 cu in 4. This was a near-exact preview of a redesign for the Grand Prix, due within the 1996 calendar year. The first 1997 Grand Prix was built on August 12, 1996. The similar but less luxurious followed in 1970. The standard bucket seats could be upholstered either in expanded Morrokide vinyl or a new cloth-and-Morrokide trim. The rear featured a revised boattail-like trim with square-taillights above the bumper. The 303 hp 226 kW 389 four-barrel V8 remained the standard engine.
An all-new Grand Prix was scheduled for 1972. No gasoline-powered V8 engines were offered this year in the U. Both engines received substantially lower compression ratios 8. Some models of this generation have the rare feature of a split front bench seat with a column shifter. 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. Also most 1982 models had a two tone interior.
From 1982-on, all V8-equipped Pontiacs were equipped with Chevy or Olds engines. This regulation, which was very unpopular with the buying public, was offered only this one year and on some early 1975 models. Behind the bumper were new reinforcements mounting panels made from aluminum rather than steel to reduce weight. Both optional 428 cu in 7. Find sources: — · · · · May 2014 Second generation Overview Production 1968—1972 Body and chassis 2-door Related Powertrain 400 cu in 6. The interior trim remained virtually unchanged from 1973, with standard seating choices, including Strato bucket seats with center console or notchback bench seat with an armrest and cloth or Morrokide upholstery.
This version of the A-body also received some sheetmetal revisions for 1981. The radial donuts, provided by the division's usual tire suppliers, included Firestone 500s and B. This system gave a more realistic measure of power that customers actually saw. Commencing with this generation, the 2-door coupe version of the Grand Prix was no longer an available body style. 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.