To add some excitement, Pontiac also launched a special pace car model. Production numbers for 1971 were lower than 1970 with only 58,325 units being produced. The first 1997 Grand Prix was built on August 12, 1996. When adding, be sure to fill to the appropriate level, as recommended in user manual for your Pontiac Grand Prix 1996. The recall for the Supercharged engine involved changing the left front valve cover gasket, as oil leaks onto the exhaust manifold may cause engine fires. Coupes and sedans shared similar styling, except for rear doors and quarter panels.
The Pontiac Grand Prix was replaced by the for the 2008—2009 model year. In contrast to that model, it trades in all-wheel-drive for the available Turbo 3. The tire-pressure monitor was dropped. This is the last year for the fifth generation Grand Prix and this is the last year for the 5th generation Grand Prix. If the air conditioning system in your vehicle needs refrigerant, be sure the proper refrigerant is used.
One notable exception was the available optional Heads Up Display only shared with the Cutlass Supreme. Also new for 1967 was an energy-absorbing collapsible steering column. Inside, the burled-elm trim was replaced by a new teakwood design and upholstery trim patterns for vinyl and cloth selections were revised for both bucket and bench seat offerings. The rear featured a revised boattail-like trim with square-taillights above the bumper. The strike also delayed the production of the third generation Grand Prix by one year in 1973. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 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.
Inside, a revised instrument panel included a squared off gauge panel and new Strato bucket seats in either Morrokide or cloth upholstery with higher seatbacks and more contoured cushions for improved lateral support. The easiest type of technical maintenance is changing engine oil, axles oil, manual and automatic transmission oil. The parking lamps were now positioned between the quad headlamps same setup as a 1967 or 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass , and the previous year's 'waterfall' grille was replaced by a narrower one that extended into the lower portion of the bumper. Power front disc brakes became standard equipment this year. Also standard was a heads-up-display that projected the speed onto the windshield. Similarly, the 421 V8 was replaced by a new 428 cu in 7.
Note: not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same. This regulation, which was very unpopular with the buying public, was offered only this one year and on some early 1975 models. Interior trim also received minor revisions, and a bench seat with center armrest returned as a no-cost option to the standard Strato bucket seats and console. The 200 hp 150 kW 455 cu in 7. The similar but less luxurious followed in 1970. Production of the larger , however, ended in June 2009.
The standard drivetrain consisted of the four-barrel 400 cu in 6. Radial tires became standard on all models. Inside, a new instrument panel hosted dual airbags, much larger and easier to use controls, and seatbelts were moved to the B-pillars rather than the doors on sedans only; coupes retained the automatic seatbelt design. Pedals received revised custom trim plates. New standard equipment included rear child-seat anchors and an anti-theft system that disabled the starter unless the proper ignition key was used. The recall covered nearly 1. The only available interior color was Light Buckskin.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions:. Also most 1982 models had a two tone interior. Follow us on - - This site is not owned or operated by General Motors Company. The same selection of transmissions continued including the standard three-speed manual, optional four-speed manual, or three-speed Roto Hydra-matic. This model celebrated the 40th running of the Daytona 500 on February 15, 1998. Sales reached over 112,000 units, almost quadruple the 32,000 full-sized models built in 1968.
New options included an automatic air conditioning system. Front suspension was independent with wishbones, coil springs, antiroll bars and telescopic shocks while the rear still had a. Revised upholstery trims highlighted the interior, still featuring expanded Morrokide vinyl bucket seats and console as standard equipment. The standard bucket seats could be upholstered either in expanded Morrokide vinyl or a new cloth-and-Morrokide trim. Engines were carried over from 1973, including the 400 cu in 6. 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. Aside from grillework, taillight covering and bumpers, chrome trim was limited to lower rocker panels, wheel arches and roofline.
No gasoline-powered V8 engines were offered this year in the U. The engine, however, was 450 lb 200 kg heavier than a V8, and three times more expensive to make. Under the net horsepower measurement system, the standard 400 cu in 6. Unique elements such as the Dark Cherry Metallic paint, 40th Anniversary badges, and Ruby Red and Graphite interior trim with the 40th Anniversary logo embroidered on the front seats and floormats differentiated this option package from the previous year's offering. New wheel choices were the main visual change this year.
This model sported a 3. This engine was available with a three-speed or a four-speed automatic transmission. It featured dramatic bodywork and a highly pronounced grill, and rode on a slightly stretched version of the intermediate dubbed the. From 1982-on, all V8-equipped Pontiacs were equipped with Chevy or Olds engines. The Strato bucket seats were completely new with higher seatbacks and integrated headrests in Morrokide or scivvy cloth trims, and optional recliners and adjustable lumbar support, with a notchback bench seat offered as a no-cost option. Output was 205 hp 153 kW , 65 more than the previous year. Behind the bumper were new reinforcements mounting panels made from aluminum rather than steel to reduce weight.