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.
This next car had me confused for a few minutes. The seller lists it as a Pontiac 2+2…and there was a model of Poncho called the 2+2 that was a full sized Catalina based big brother to the GTO…but this mid eighties thing has some interesting NASCAR aero looks…which reminded me of a car that we had called the Aerocoupe in the past…but Pontiac didn’t use the Aerocoupe name (that was used on the Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS version) on their version of the custom aero nose, bubble glass back, and fiberglass trucklid with spoiler…they inexplicably called it the Grand Prix 2+2. Find this 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 offered for $14,000 in Dayton, OH via craigslist. Tip from Jeff.
This next car comes as a tip from Jeff who writes: By the pictures, it looks like the owners are doing quite well so it makes you wonder how “Sports Addition” made the cut. That being said, this looks to be a great cash car for daily or first car for a teen. Find this 2004 Pontiac […]
If you’ve ever spent time under a car, you know what you can get with a little hard work and a pair of donor cars. All manner of crazy beasts start with a simple thought from some a mad scientist…but this next car is so perplexing that I’m going to have to give it the […]
Italian week is wrapping up over here on DT and I can’t believe we haven’t posted any cars that were held in place by old pieces of firewood…because nothing says “Italian” like scrap wood wheel chocks. And nothing says awesome like a rare Fiat 850 based thing that has styling by Giuseppe Rinaldi and something […]
The ’90s was an awesome time if you were a Pontiac fan who loved to cruise to his local dealer and check out the GM badge engineered junk that was covered in Pontiac specific plastic body cladding. If that wasn’t rad enough, you could dig deeper into your pocketbook and buy a Pontiac that had […]
Pop quiz hot shot — what kind of mid 60s muscle car can you buy for about $5k that has 2-doors, a 400 cubic inch engine, minimal rust, not a total project, and you can drive it home? Drawing a blank eh? That is because the answer is NOTHING HAHAHAHAHAH fooled ya, January fool’s day…oh […]
We’ve had some conflict behind the scenes at DT…and if those terrible car shows have taught me anything (other than how many folks have more money than sense) it is that drama sells, especially behind the scenes drama. So, when this next car came in I thought it looked sweet, but DT’s resident cub reporter […]
The first generation Pontiac Grand Prix was a full sized B-Body based monster that was built on a shared chassis with the Buick Wildcat, Oldsmobile Delmont 88, Pontiac Catalina, and Chevrolet Impala. However, Pontiac was GM’s “performance” brand so you could get it with a 421 cubic inch V8 that put 370 horsepower through a […]
Why does it seem like everything is better in 3’s? Three of a kind, 3 piece suits, trilogies, BLT’s, Destiny’s Child…and of course the elusive ménage à trois. When it comes to cars, I say “3 cheers for 3 pedals!” Find this 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT for sale in Philadelphia, PA for $1,600 via craigslist. […]