Staggeringly Late To The Party: 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP

The 7th and final generation Pontiac Grand Prix (2004-2008) was a far cry from the original Grand Prix released in 1962. But the boys at Pontiac (soon to be looking for jobs when their entire GM brand was shuttered in 2008) decided that they could still build a classic American muscle car. So here is what they did, they started with the mid-sized front-wheel-drive Grand Prix Sedan and then they GXP’d it by adding an LS4 V8 mated to a crisp-shifting 4-speed automatic, Bilstein shocks, big PBR brake calipers, cross drilled and slotted brake discs, Magnasteer II sport steering control, and the craziest part — staggered wheels/tires, wider in the front. They pulled every trick from the front-drive sport compact hot rodder’s handbook to build what is probably the best front-wheel-drive American sport sedan ever built…about 10 years after it should have been built. With the GXP, Pontiac was literally competing in 2005 with the 1996 Ford Taurus SHO. Despite that…I can’t help but want to drive one of the 17990 examples of the Grand Prix GXP built from 2005-2008, just for the fun. Find this 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP offered for $4,500 in Oregon, WI via craigslist.

From the seller:

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 149000
paint color: black
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: sedan

149000 Miles
4 Door Sedan
Engine 5.3L V8 / 303-hp
Black Exterior with Black Leather Interior
Heated Seats
Magna Flow Dual Exhaust
All Tires with only 8k miles
New Starter
New Alternator
New Power Steering Pump
New Battery – 1 1/2 months old
Very well maintained, Good Condition
Radio Doesn’t Work
$4500.00/Best Offer

See a better way to drive a piece of automotive history?