1971 Pontiac Grand Prix
1971 Pontiac Grand Prix
Pontiac ad men of the day loved to stretch the images unnaturally wider, longer and lower than they were in real life. That's what is called "artistic license" and if anyone took advantage of this trick, it was the automotive ad men who put the images down for newspaper and magazine pages.
Pontiac's upscale, sporty car that offers full-size comfort along with sporty looks, spirited performance and all the whistles and bells, and the purveyor of the “wide track”. We have on consignment, a 1971 version of this large piece of Detroit iron which is presenting in very good condition. A great early 1970's pre 5 mph crash bumper, and a return to the single headlight have this in my opinion as one of the best-looking models of the Grand Prix offering.
The relatively small, yet upright, grill is topped with long, flowing lines all the way to the back edge of the hood, which neatly conceals the windshield wipers. On the bottom this grill continues through the bumper “beak” and is flanked by a single headlight on either side. Chrome is very nice and mirror-like on all surfaces where it is present. A deep coating of Bronzini Gold lusciously covers this steel slab sided car which appears to have been dipped in chocolate (without the drips!). Body matching mirrors are on both sides, and a Cordova vinyl top is covering the roof very neatly. A nicely sloping rear window leads to the trunk deck which follows suit and takes cues from the front with another V pointed rear panel, with underlying bumper. The taillights are neatly imbedded onto the rear bumper and the styling is reminiscent of the Buick Rivieras of yore. A shiny rocker trim runs from well to well, and the wells take from it and are surrounded by thin chromed trim. Rally 2 wheels are all around and are wrapped in like new thin white radials.
Looking into a very clean and well-preserved interior wrapped in Sandalwood and Gold with plenty of power options. The driver's door panel is near showroom and contains the window toggles and a LH outside mirror joystick adjuster. Seating also in Sandalwood has a mixture of buttoned broadcloth inserts and vinyl bolsters complete with pristine piping. The front is a power split back bench and the rear is a matching pattern rear bench. Noted on the driver's side rear is some water staining on the seatback within the broadcloth. The dash is all original and very clean with a rally gauge package added in at the factory. Sitting below the dash is a blast from the past in the form of an 8-track player. It is mounted to the hump with a space age pedestal. Clean gold carpet floods the floors and a tight puffy headliner hangs above.
A numbers matching 400ci V8 sits within a nicely aged engine bay. This is topped with a Rochester Quadrajet 4-barrel carburetor, and back by a TH400 3-speed automatic. A 10-bolt rear axle with 3.08 gears is on the way back.
Some light surface rust is noted throughout but certainly nothing to be concerned about. New shocks and a new exhaust have been recently added as well as new coil springs. Power disc brakes are on the front of the car and power drums for the rear.
This car starts right up effortlessly and is ready to roll to our test track. It handled beautifully with those new shocks and springs and had nice smooth acceleration and automatic shifting. Overall provided a comfortable ride.
I've personally been to this consigners garage and it is a great climate controlled, batteries on charger, stacked setup for his collection. This car shows very well just like others in his collection which seems to have a slant to early 70's iron, all in great condition, and this one is no exception. Beautiful pointed styling, and glorious paint, this one will not last long here at Classic Auto Mall.
57-2 Door Hardtop
A-Atlanta, GA Assy Plant
109399-Sequential Unit Number
ST 71 27657-1971 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Door Hardtop
BDY A06515-Atlanta Body #
TR 268-Sandlewood Cloth & Vinyl
PNT 66F-Bronzini Gold, Brown Vinyl Top
09B-2nd Week September Build
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 500 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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