In 1962, Pontiac introduced the Grand Prix, a high-performance grand tourer featuring bucket seats in “Morrokide” vinyl, nylon loop-blend carpeting, and a range of luxury amenities. Based on the Catalina coupe platform, it sported minimal chrome trim, a 303 hp “Trophy” 389 cu in V8 engine, and various transmission options. Distinctive grille and taillights set […]
Buckle up those automatic seatbelts folks, because we’re about to take a ride in the time machine to the era of mullets, neon leg warmers, and cassette tapes – all with a dash of Pontiac marketing buzzword swagger! Aerocoupe. This “aerodynamic marvel” was as close as the ’80s got to a stealth bomber with a […]
Words and cars for this next feature comes from Erik202: While i liked that Accord Touring posted recently and am willing to go along with the suggestion that its the best way to go fast while powering only the front wheels, having 4doors and staying in the DT price range, I’m curious which of these […]
Occasionally we find a car that is a unicorn. Something rare, rarely seen, or just strange. Today we’ve got the trifecta of oddness. This is a car commonly known as the Lombardi Grand Prix, but it was also badged as OTAS (Officina Trasformazioni Automobili Sportive, or “Shop of Sports Car Conversion”), Abarth, and Lombardi, depending […]
This next car comes as a tip from Cory who writes: who says there are not deals out there? That’s right! There are plenty of good deals when it comes to front-drive American sport sedans that are powered by supercharged V6s. This isn’t the LS4 V8 powered GXP, but it is the GTP with the […]
Unfortunately, I think that the best place to find cheaps cars has changed in the past few decades and I might need to get with the times. Gone are the advertisements in Autotrader print magazines and those who migrated to craigslist abandoned it when craigslist became a haven for scammers. A few years ago Craig implemented a simple $5 listing fee that is shockingly more than the typical kook (selling a classic for less than the prevailing rate) wants to pay and now some of the best deals have migrated to the faceyface. Find this 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Coupe offered for $12,500 in San Leandro, CA via faceoff moshpitbook.
A late 80s Pontiac Gran Prix is a demonstrably terrible car to drive every day. It won’t be very reliable, or cheap to maintain or self parking or make you a cappuccino or any of the things we’ve become accustomed to with modern economy cars. But that shouldn’t stop you from owning one as a classic, particularly a 5-speed manual gearbox version with a combination lock for the glove box. TAKE THAT GLOVE BOX BANDITS, TRY AND GUESS THIS COMBO. YOU CAN TAKE MY CATALYTIC CONVERTER BUT YOU CAN’T HAVE MY INSURANCE INFORMATION OR MY GLOVES. Find this 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix offered for $7000 in Fremont, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
I wouldn’t normally recommend you own and daily drive a big malaise era boat, but in these times of working from home and covid-traffic, it might be the only chance. On the days that this things decides to not start up, you just call in and work from home. Worry about overheating that old low compression hunk of iron in stop-and-go traffic…not a concern, traffic is light, you’ll be fine. So get a machining white/red mask, drive a classic, and take advantage of the odd times we live in before everything is back to normal and the pod-mobile can wait. Find this 1977 Pontiac Grand Prix offered for $9,800 in Palm Desert, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
DT’s resident Godfather Kaibeezy was onto something (not on something, pay attention!) when he commented on that low mile Taurus from the other day; Drive 50,000 miles, wash occasionally, sell it along… basically a free car. This, this is what you can and should do to separate yourself from the “new car” buying masses, the drones, the sheeple that are always clogging up the fast lane with newfangled cars. There is nothing inherently wrong with buying a new car (I’ve done it myself a few times) but there is something gloriously liberating about driving a car for a few years and recouping your entire purchase price. Yeah…I’ve done that myself a few times too. The trick is; low miles, clean condition, and make money when you buy it. Find this 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix offered for $4,500 in Zeeland, MI via craigslist. Tip from Jeff.
When tipper Cory sent us an email with the subject line; rare G-body- 86 grand prix with funky rear window glass, I instantly knew it was one of those sweet Poncho 2+2 Aerocoupes and there was no way I wasn’t gonna feature it. But the best part is that the car is offered for a reasonable sum of money and looks great in black (this is a repaint from the original silver-black two-tone from the factory). Get one of the 1118 Grand Prix 2+2’s built to homologate an aero nose, bubble glass, and fiberglass trunk lid for NASCAR competition. Find this 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 offered for $7,300 in Hellertown, PA via craigslist. Tip from Cory.