1989-Pontiac-ASC-McLaren-Turbo-Grand-Prix-RARE

Price: US $4,050.00 Item location: Blairstown, New Jersey, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Grand Prix
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: SE(Special Edition)
  • Year: 1989
  • Mileage: 48,502
  • VIN: 1G5WP14V8KF330574
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 3.1 Turbo
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1989 Pontiac Grand Prix

This is a Rare chance to own a car that is hard to find with tons of documentation including Build Sheet. This is a 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo Mclaren. There were only 750 made in 1989 and only in two colors red and black.The engine is where this car really stands out. I have borrowed some of the following information from online websites to how this engine was made:

"The cars started life as regular Grand Prix but not completed, final assembly took place at ASC McLaren, the same folks who built earlier GM supercars such as the Buick GNX and the Pontiac Turbo Trans Am. The cars received more than just a hot motor there, the paint was applied by hand and is a much higher grade than other Grand Prixs and other GM cars of the era. For the engine it received a special built 3.1L V6 that was unique to the Turbo Grand Prix run through a 4T60 4 speed automatic with overdrive. This was not a "corporate" engine as the regular 2.8 and 3.1 V6s of the time which were used in other versions of the W-body such as the Lumina, Buick Regal, and Olds Cutlass Supreme. None of the other makes offered a turbo model. The engine developed 205HP and 225lb ft of torque. This may not seem like much today as many four cylinder engines far exceed that but for 1989 this was a marvel of modern engineering. Keep in mind for example the top of the line 1990 GTA Trans Am with a 5.7L V8 only made 225HP. Differences over the normally aspirated 3.1L engine do not stop with the factory Garrett T-25 turbo. The iron block iron was added with 20% nickel content to improve strength, very small amount of tin for same, both additions unique to the VIN V code engine. The compression ratio was also lowered to 8.78:1, forged rods were used, strengthened crank, special oil pump, unique intakes, aluminum heads, stainless steel exhaust and of course factory intercooled."


This car has never seensnow and has been garage kept since bought new by the original owner. I am the second owner of the car and have carried on the tradition of keeping it garaged and away from snow.This Grand Prix is one of the cleanest ones of there, and also has lowest mileage. At the time of posting itonly has 48,502 miles on the clock. Mileage may increase by end of auctiondue to test drives and me driving, etc.

The exterior is in very good, the paint is deep and reflective (As stated earlier Grand Prix Turbos cars receivedspecial hand paint jobs). The front lower air dam would need to be resprayed has rock chips and some scratches.The 16" gold cross-lace rims are in very good shape. The tires have about 90% tread left on them. All lights and lenses work with no cracks or scuffs or cloudiness.The oil pan gasket will have to be replaced because I do notice drops of oil on the garage floor when I pull it out.

No Rust on exterior of car.

I have added a Photo Bucket Link Below with about 71 pictures of the car. Questions and appointments to see the car are welcome and encouraged.

Pictures Link:

http://s865.photobucket.com/user/super455/library/Turbo%20Grand%20Prix%201989

The interior is in wonderful shape. The leather is soft and supple with no rips, tears, or dings. There is one section of the passenger seat where the fabric came away from the seam, its not ripped just needs to be tucked behind side of seat back.(I will be fixing that this weekend.The dash is perfect, without cracks or discoloration. The door panels are clean and in great shape. The headliner is sagging slightly in a couple places.The HUD (Heads Up Display) also works perfectly, as does the "information center" at the front of the shifting console. This system provides a digital compass, as well as all kinds of information on the car (service intervals, fuel range, avg. mpg, etc.). The radio works as does all the controls that at the radio and buttons on steering wheel to control radio. The cassette player had a tape stuck in the tape deck, I was able to get it out. Not sure if a tape will work in it (Don’t want to try to get a tape out its big pain).

What I love about this car is that everything works(Except for A/C see below). Every switch, button (and there seem to be thousands of them), gauge, dial, etc. are in working order. Of special note are the power lumbar seats....you can adjust these every way. This Grand Prix of course has the WS6 suspension package and while the term "handles like it's on rails" is really over-used in car descriptions, I can think of no other way to describe it. There were only a several options available for the Grand Prix Turbo, and those were leather interior, power sunroof.


The air condition works but blows warm air, when it is on you do not hear the cycling switch come on, so I think the switch is one problem and possible recharge. I do not use a/c so this did not bother me.

This car has not been modified in any way. Computer chips are available to improve performance but I do not see a need for it. This car is 100% stock and all original.

The recent work that I had done was that all motor mounts including trans mount and valve cover gaskets were done this year.

Here is one of the other great things about this car Documentation!!! I Have All Paper Work For The Car Including a file from the original owner that has all receipts from dealership from when the car was bought new, including all sales receipts, Original Warranties Build Sheet, Vehicle Invoice and Service Records. One thing the original owner had done when the car was bought new was dealer installed rustproofing/undercoating ($800.00), through TST Total Systems Technology and yes I have that receipt as well. This car cost $32,000.00 dollars in 1989, that was big money back then.

I have added a Photo Bucket Link Below with about 71 pictures of the car. Questions and appointments to see the car are welcome and encouraged.

Pictures Link:

http://s865.photobucket.com/user/super455/library/Turbo%20Grand%20Prix%201989

Thanks,

Mark