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Sweet...if those were more common, it would be nice to build one with a modern G8 GXP drivetrain...(the original engines were pretty low power, even for 1986).

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Sweet...if those were more common, it would be nice to build one with a modern G8 GXP drivetrain...(the original engines were pretty low power, even for 1986).

Funny, I had the exact same thought. :lol:

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Nice car and a rare one too. I disagree with you PCS, I like that dash design (of course I'm biased, as my mom had a '83 GP LJ and explains why I want to find one of my own now <well, I found one, just have to hit the lottery to get it!!>). I really like the '86 1/2 GP 2+2 and it would be a cool collectible car to take to shows.

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Pontiac had the best looking dashboard of all the '78-'88 G-bodies. While the 2+2 is an interesting car, I always thought they looked a bit awkward, and they were not blessed with the H.O. version of the 305, like the MC/SS had. I prefer a normal Grand Prix from this era... with the Rallye II rims pictured, or the classic snowflake aluminum rims, and no vinyl top.
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The noses always looked... unfinished to me, like someone cut rectangles out of the vinyl-rubber with a utility knife and said 'Done!'.

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The noses always looked... unfinished to me, like someone cut rectangles out of the vinyl-rubber with a utility knife and said 'Done!'.

I agree with you on that, I also do not care much for the angular back window ...

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There was a specific reason why they made that window like that. . .

1984 Grand Prix

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1986 Grand Prix AERO COUPE!

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LEFT FASTER!

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There was a specific reason why they made that window like that. . .

1984 Grand Prix

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1986 Grand Prix AERO COUPE!

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LEFT FASTER!

Actually, it was :

Left, while not getting airborne backwards...

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I like the '73, too, and the '76-'77. I remember the shock of the smaller, boxy '78 when they first came out, and thinking they cut off all the style and left a box. Now I look back on them more fondly and wouldn't mind owning a '78-'87 with a V8, equipped as I described above.
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Here you go ocnblu... a birthday present:

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Enjoy it!!!

Pontiac had the best looking dashboard of all the '78-'88 G-bodies. While the 2+2 is an interesting car, I always thought they looked a bit awkward, and they were not blessed with the H.O. version of the 305, like the MC/SS had. I prefer a normal Grand Prix from this era... with the Rallye II rims pictured, or the classic snowflake aluminum rims, and no vinyl top.
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She's a beaut, GMTG74. Thank ya, sir!
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Most recent GP I'd like to own would be '69-72.

I've strongly considered a few of these over the last few years - one of the last affordable midsizers of that era (from GM).

Don't tell Cort, but I like them better than the first gen M/C.

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No surprise there, those are real Pontiacs... and note the MC came along AFTER the Pontiac in this case. 'Rebadged Pontiac', anyone ? :wink:

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'Rebadged Pontiac', anyone ? :wink:

When was the last time that phase could be used? :lol:

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The noses always looked... unfinished to me, like someone cut rectangles out of the vinyl-rubber with a utility knife and said 'Done!'.

That's the one aspect of these cars I don't like. The aero nose is awkward, at best.

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There were certainly MANY much worse looking dashboards made in the mid-1980s.

I'm not a huge fan of the Aero-G-bodies.

Always thought it would be fun to make a "phantom" GNX-aero. :spin:

(G.N. + GNX upgrade + Aero rear glass/trunk)

I almost bought a super clean '86 GP t-top with S-10 eXtreme rims & a rebuilt 305

just days before I bought my beat up '68 Camaro for nearly TWICE as much.

NO buyers remorse there. :AH-HA_wink:

The good news about the GP's 305: it's damn easy to make it look very stock with a

Pontiac 326/400 or even cheaper/easier: drop in a ZZ4 5.7 SBC in the 305"s place.

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A friend I had a powerful crush on in the early 90's put a Pontiac 350 in his '84 Trans Am... it took a lot of butchering to make it eventually happen, as the Pontiac V8 is considerably larger than a smallblock.
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A friend I had a powerful crush on in the early 90's put a Pontiac 350 in his '84 Trans Am... it took a lot of butchering to make it eventually happen, as the Pontiac V8 is considerably larger than a smallblock.

yeah, I can imagine, 3rd gen. F-bodys are not big

on room in the engine compartment. Still, good

for him, it's a worthy project.

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Very rare, great looking car. I hope someone snatches it up and gives it a good home.

I had an 88 MC SS Aerocoupe. Black with maroon interior. I wish I still had pics of it. The movers lost them in a move. I liked the GP, but I wasn't keen on the color combo or the wheels.

GMTG, is that your GP?

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