He tried to sell a plan for the full size Pontiac and Chevrolet that would be built off of an extended intermediate chassis. This car is a beautiful example. Grand times, if not quite so grand cars. This is probably my favorite Grand Prix ever, while I prefer the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme of the same model year. The straight across bumper on the Cutlass leans things up and was the right move at the right time. Man, those where the days…We had a lot of fun. The vision of guys like Delorean and Mitchell came through loud and clear.
As a result, they came to sell in far greater numbers than their full-size counterparts. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. A dressed to the max cheaper car could cost almost as much as the best. For 1976, Pontiac apparently decided that it made more sense to aim the Grand Prix at the heart of the booming midsize personal luxury segment rather than market it as a pseudo full-size personal luxury coupe. But life got in the way, time slipped by and Ken was recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer and given about three months to live. The only problem I had was the car constantly flooded out after pushing down on the gas to pass someone or even pulling away from a traffic light. Enjoy, but don't say we didn't warn you.
Too bad I was broke and there was no garage space at my house. The 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was really the car that laid the blueprint for a new kind of personal-luxury coupe, the midsize personal luxury coupe. Cars I really like stopped at 1970. Mine from McNamara Pontiac, new, in Orlando; low perf. And for 1976 the Cutlass coupes were restyled in such a way that they even shared door sheetmetal with mid-sized Buicks. It shows well for its age, has an older faded paintjob and is missing most of the door trim as seen in the picturs. This may be the nicest colonade coupe I have seen.
It was a cool car and I lucked into it cheap, but after about three years something had to go, and my green Monte Carlo was the one I kept. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The Grand Prix put on a classy new outfit. The console had a slope so it would not hold a drink; many years before cupholders. . It was the way of the world with everything in that era.
You want to impress a date in 1963? In addition, he began collecting various low-mileage automobiles in 1989 along with his son Rick, with his garage now swelling to an enviable 145 cars. The 400 engine gave it a very different character from the Monte, along with the interior. Are you looking to buy your dream classic car? The peak in the front and rear bumpers added too much visual mass, especially in back. I had the car repainted jet gloss black. Which is a shame, because a perfectly good rear-drive roadster platform is a heck of a thing to waste.
This front end treatment was always my favorite of the run, as it was very reminiscent of one of my favorite cars — the 1941 Continental. At this point Oldsmobile and Buick also began using the A-Special body for their personal luxury coupes. What's Better Than Finding That Rare Car In A Barn? A third interesting point about that clock: in addition to the big round analog clock your car had where the tach could also be, there was also an optional digital clock with the numbers on round rollers which was rectangular and placed inside the woodgrain trimpiece in front of the passenger. And drive Sally did, logging some 150,000 miles on it. My Camry runs great, I've driven it 15k miles since last year.
While more expensive than the typical midsize car, they were not as exclusive, luxurious or expensive as full-size personal luxury coupes had historically been. It was a clean and uncluttered look-unlike much of its competitors at the time. With bucket seats and a console, to boot. As the story almost always goes, Ken has had seller's regret ever since. Talk your dad into buying one. There simply aren't words for what you'll see below. It did not have the gauge package, roof option, posi rear end, nor the 455.
This is why its sales remained relatively low compared to a lot of midsize personal luxury coupes. After all, he does have 145 cars to maintain. I caught him at a stop sign and asked if he had a minute for some shots. The only drawback of 1976 Grand Prix ownership! So when the company's Kappa platform was introduced for a new rear-drive roadster to be distributed across three different motor divisions, you'd have figured the program was pretty safe, right? I felt like Billy Badass that day! I think the extra length was in the hood and trunk. And by doing so, he unleashed the whole overwhelmingly-huge mid-sized personal luxury coupe era, which soon became the best selling format in the country.
By all accounts, it seems to be the real deal as far as the mileage is concerned. And the Grand Prix had the nicest looking dash since the Avanti with its aircraft style overhead controls -a place for everything and everything in its place. It was the Olds Cutlass Supreme Coupe that stole the crown…. Fast forward around ten years. Between 1973 and 1975 they shared the same sheetmetal as their sister sedans and wagons. Both also had unique sheetmetal.