This would be the last year for the G-body Grand Prix, which would be replaced by the all-new W-body version in 1988. The automatic climate control option was also dropped in 1981, leaving just a manual climate controls on all models. Under the net horsepower measurement system, the standard 400 cu in 6. According to the skid marks, he was going approx. The downsized four-door was now related to the Grand Prix. Carefull not too far and damage the radiator If you can get your eng to rock forward, that gives you more room in the rear to remove the back three plugs -this is the easiest way.
Inside, Strato bucket seats and console were still standard equipment with Morrokide vinyl or cloth upholstery, or a no-cost optional notchback bench seat with either trims. This was the first time that Pontiac offered a radial tire option which actually became a reality. It has never let us get stranded. The full-size Catalina-based Grand Prix sold well through the 1960s. Now that my car has reached 105,000 miles on it, i have decide to get rid of it. Behind the bumper were new reinforcements mounting panels made from aluminum rather than steel to reduce weight. Output was 205 hp 153 kW , 65 more than the previous year.
ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. Check out the following website for further insight to your question. Coupes and sedans shared similar styling, except for rear doors and quarter panels. I reassembled the engine, started it up, and this time it only lasted for 20 minutes before all of the coolant was sucked up into the same 2 cylinders. I just hope I can hold on to this car for a few more years. A new option this year was the Turbo Hydra-Matic 200-4R four-speed overdrive automatic available with the 305 V8 for improved highway gas mileage. Ford and Chrysler responded by producing plusher versions of their intermediate and Charger, but both eventually created newer entries to the intermediate personal luxury car battle—the in 1974 and in 1975.
Engine choices included the standard 400 cu in 6. No wonder pontiacs gone you want us to buy american and we should buy american but after this fiasco I will go back to driving Hondas or Toyotas. The addition of the catalytic converter spelled the end of dual exhaust for 1975 and detuning of engines. Transmissions remained the same as before with the three-speed manual standard with the V6 engine on the base model and automatic transmission optional. Radial tires were also a new option on the Model J this year. Also, the Delco coolant really makes for a gummy mess and I feel that is why the car runs hotter at times.
For the first time in Grand Prix history, a V8 engine was not standard equipment. The standard three-speed and optional four-speed manual transmissions were carried over from 1964, however, a new three-speed Turbo Hydra-matic transmission with torque-converter that was similar in principle to Ford's Cruise-O-Matic and Chrysler's Torqueflite replaced the older three-speed fluid coupling Roto Hydra-matic along with the four-speed Super Hydra-matic in Bonneville and Star Chief models. 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. A police interceptor model was offered. This turned out to be a major miscalculation and 301 equipped cars became much less desirable among Grand Prix enthusiasts and collectors in later years.
SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. Grand Prix production increased: sales went up to 228,091 units total a plus of 226% , making this Bicentennial year the best in Grand Prix' history — and second in its class only to the Chevrolet Monte Carlo with 353,272 units. This package adds the -inspired rear spoiler and roof fences, hood-mounted heat extractors, and polished dual-outlet exhaust tips previously offered on the 2000 Pace Car Replica and also adds a two tone interior, 15-spoke chrome wheels, and the requisite badging. Went through 3 water pumps in 10 years. Interior revisions amounted to new trim patterns for cloth and vinyl upholstery patterns for both the bench and bucket seats, but the leather interior option was discontinued. This model celebrated the 40th running of the Daytona 500 on February 15, 1998.
This body style goes from 1997-2003. Don't You Wish Everybody Did? The coolant overflow reservoir was relocated from being in front of the intake box to being mounted to the passenger strut tower. The strike cut into production and sales along with other possible factors including lower horsepower ratings and intense competition from Chevy's Monte Carlo and Oldsmobile's Cutlass Supreme. Same engines continued as before including the Buick 231 cu in 3. .
There have been reports of fires happening after the recall has been performed. Interiors were revised with all-new instrument panels featuring a larger dose of walnut trim which now extended to the center console standard with bucket seats, along with a new steering wheel with horn bars replacing the horn ring used in previous years. The only available interior color was Light Buckskin. New for 1975 was a more economical 170 hp 130 kW 400 cu in 6. When the life of the oil gets low, change the engine oil and filter. Revised upholstery trims highlighted the interior, still featuring expanded Morrokide vinyl bucket seats and console as standard equipment. The A-body line became front-wheel-drive, leaving the rear-wheel-drive midsize platform as the.