If you're a fan of the late, great Pontiac, we suggest you dig deeper into this example of an affordable luxury coupe. Offering spacious comfort, cold A/C, V8 power, overdrive cruising, and rear-wheel-drive prowess, this 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix was a range-topping machine when new that continues to have timeless premium appeal today.
These cars practically defined the 1980s with their long hood and short deck design, which has never gone out of style. This one goes for a classic level .....
of elegance with the brightly split grille, stand-up hood ornament, insignia tail lights, and a tasteful half-vinyl top. The paint looks like the original application and shows a survivor-level style that some find quite cool. All others will see the value price as a way to use a modern glossy respray to let the sunlight show off the crisply defined style. And this coupe will feel worth any added investment you give it. Pontiac gave it graceful styling touches like the wire wheel covers, polished rocker trim, and pinstriping that coordinates with the vinyl roof. Plus, the split bumper front end is the piece we hadn't seen since the Cadillacs and Camaros of the early 1970s.
Inside, the burgundy velour upholstery has a level of cleanliness that can make today feel like it's the summer of 1986. Amenities include power windows, power locks, a tilt steering column, cruise control, a fold-down center armrest, the Delco AM/FM/cassette stereo, and cold-blowing air conditioning. Pontiac's round gauge/light setup is part of the sporty side, and this complete package looks exceptionally unique, where even the A/C vents are part of the symmetry. It all makes for a loaded and plush cruiser. And a classic like this remains terrific for driving. That's why you have plenty of room in the rear for passengers, and the trunk is large enough for a long golfing vacation.
Under the hood is a 305 cubic-inch small block V8. Topped with a four-barrel carburetor, this is a similar setup to the Monte Carlo SS coupes of the sale era. So you can unlock plenty of added power if you want some old-school Pontiac fun. But what we like right now is that there has been a solid investment in recent maintenance. So from day one, you have an eager powerhouse that makes the right torque to move this coupe swiftly. Plus, it has a smooth and easy feeling, making it an impressive real driving classic. The four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, supple ride, power steering, power brakes, and front discs make for a great cruising package.
This is a terrific vintage and premium Pontiac for those who like to arrive in style on trips near or far. It's time to get your hands on this survivor-level Grand Prix. Call now!