Although the Third Generation Grand Prix was indeed bulkier and heavier than its predecessor, handling was good for a large car, due to improvements in suspension design. The Grand Prix came with a. The standard 350 hp 260 kW 400 cu in 6. The Grand Prix Sedan also had a slight tail light revision using the amber over red pattern as opposed to the red over amber in years past; however, the coupe's tail lights remained the same. Over 230 fires were reported.
Q: Do you put a body kit on over your factory bumpers, or do you replace your factory bumpers with a body kit?. Note: Please verify that this item fits for your vehicle before purchasing,If you can not be confirmed, please provide a picture of your car to us. Both engines received substantially lower compression ratios 8. The bucket seats were upholstered in Morrokide vinyl, while nylon loop-blend carpeting covered the floor and lower door panels. The radial donuts, provided by the division's usual tire suppliers, included Firestone 500s and B. The amount of parts and accessories we have available for your Pontiac Grand Prix is unsurpassed by none.
Early models were available with Pontiac performance options, including the factory-race powertrain installed in a handful of 1962 and 1963 cars. A three-speed manual transmission was standard, with a T-10 four-speed with Hurst shifter and three-speed as options. The same selection of transmissions continued including the standard three-speed manual, optional four-speed manual, or three-speed Roto Hydra-matic. The bucket seats were available with optional recliners and adjustable lumbar support. Although it had modest horsepower, benign handling and design compromises, there were only approximately 1,225 Grand Prix 2+2s built in 1986 and all found buyers. Find sources: — · · · · May 2014 Second generation Overview Production 1968—1972 Body and chassis 2-door Related Powertrain 400 cu in 6. Like all but the short-lived 1967 convertible, the new Grand Prix was a 2-door hardtop.
They're easier to paint than poly-urethane body kits, but not quite as flexible; they are more resemblant of your factory body panels. It seems to be that the terminology you use for a Pontiac Grand Am ground effects kit might depend on what part of the country you are from. Some models of this generation have the rare feature of a split front bench seat with a column shifter. A: The difference between fiberglass and poly-urethane body kits is that they are made from different composite materials. If you have seen the fast and furious movies then you know how nice a car can look with a body kit.
This generation was larger and heavier, due partly to the federally mandated 5 mph 8. A new optional four spoke steering wheel was also available. The Car Design Yearbook 2. An example of this is the Duraflex brand of body kits, which is probably the most popular-selling line of body kits we offer. This would be the final year for the B-bodied, full-sized Grand Prix.
Automatic transmission was standard equipment on all models and the two-barrel 301 cu in 4. Aside from grillework, taillight covering and bumpers, chrome trim was limited to lower rocker panels, wheel arches and roofline. Similarly, the 421 V8 was replaced by a new 428 cu in 7. Grand Prix Body Kit Accessories are fantastic upgrades. The optional 428 cu in 7. The standard drivetrain consisted of the four-barrel 400 cu in 6. The 301 cu in 4.
When Thomas was visiting Australia a few years ago, he was bowled over by the multitude of fun-handling rear-drive cars still available in that lost world of drivetrains. During the early years, the Grand Prix made a name for itself appearing in the sixties with less chrome and exterior features than any of the other cars on the market. Behind the bumper were new reinforcements mounting panels made from aluminum rather than steel to reduce weight. Check out this video we made where we explain exactly what the difference is between fiberglass and poly-urethane body kits. Archived from on May 9, 2013. Grand Prix was Motor Trend's for 1988.
Air conditioning was standard, and the 2. Some more rarer options specific for the 1985 Pontiac Grand Prix include a factory rear spoiler, rare aluminum turbo finned wheels, and a full size spare tire. The full-size Catalina-based Grand Prix sold well through the 1960s. Additionally, paint adheres very well to fiberglass, so there likely will not be paint problems with a fiberglass. Also standard was a heads-up-display that projected the speed onto the windshield. Both the Monte Carlo and Cutlass Supreme were also much lower in price, primarily due to smaller 350 cu in 5. Most the cars that appeared on that film had the same body kits we carry here.
A: Indeed, you will sometimes see the same exact style of body kit listed under two or more different brands on our website. Production numbers increased substantially after two years of decline, reaching 91,961 units and only second place to the 1969 model. A: Full kits generally include the front bumper, the side skirts, and the rear bumper. The recall for the non-supercharged V6 was to remove the front spark plug retainer and a valve cover gasket is not changed on non-supercharged 3. The non-supercharged 3800 Series V6 engine gained five horsepower. A four-barrel 455 cu in 7.