First Year Grand Prix! Tri-Power 389, 8-Lug Wheels, Factory A/C, Will Trade
Price: - Item location: Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Pontiac
- Model: Grand Prix
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1962
- Mileage: 75,944
- VIN: 962P3434
- Color: Cameo Ivory
- Engine size: Tri-Power 389ci
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1962 Pontiac Grand PrixAll vehicle trades considered, including classics and performance. I can assist with shipping as needed. Questions will be answered promptly viae-mail or call/text920-860-3993.
Tri-Power, 8-lug, working a/c, and more! On 9-19-61 Pontiac issued a press release stating, "Pontiac Announces Spectacular New Grand Prix Model". This 1962 classic is what they were referring to, with Bunkie Knudsen proclaiming "the new car presents an image of distinguished simplicity" and "Pontiac has added an extraordinary power team for exceptional road performance."
This example was built on 11-17-61 and sold on 11-24-61. It is believed to be a 3-owner car, staying within the same family for nearly 40 years and accumulating 76,000 miles to date (documents included). The car was repainted its original Cameo Ivory and has a nice finish. All chrome and moldings are in good shape too. Not to be missed are the 8-lug wheels, including the spare with hold-down plate.
The 389 cubic inch motor runs great and has nice power. Originally a 303hp single 4-barrel setup, it was recently converted to a Tri-Power arrangement with three 2-barrel carbs (the original intake and carb are included). This is always a favorite when you pop the hood (or the accelerator). The automatic transmission is the original 3-speed Roto Hydramatic unit. The power steering and power brakes are very effective, while the suspension is smooth and free of squeaks.
The Grand Prix interior continues to separate this car from its Catalina and Bonneville brethren. This one is in excellent condition throughout. The bucket seats flank the center console with tachometer and storage bin, while the rear seat has a folding center armrest and speaker. Note the special Grand Prix steering wheel too. The gauges, lighting, wipers, and horn all work properly. So does the Wonderbar radio and factory air conditioning, converted to R134a.
This is a great roadworthy car that was driven 150 miles to my dealership. It is a great combination of everything we like about cars. To cite one more quote from that press release, "The result is an unbeatable combination of spectacular sports car styling and performance with unexcelled family car ride, handling and comfort." Couldn't have said it better myself.