Truth About Cars
The Pontiac Grand Prix was a long-term staple in Pontiac’s lineup, a Driving Excitement alternative to the Buick and Chevrolet cars with which it shared its various platforms. Though it faded from its initial personal luxury prominence, Grand Prix had one final V8 hurrah at the end of its life. It was a sort of return to form after many years with a maximum of six cylinders. Let’s check out some GXP goodness.
WYSOX TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WETM) – Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda are looking for a female driver who damaged a gas pump in Wysox Township. State Police say the driver of a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix was parked at a Wells-Mills Co. gas pump on Golden Mile road. After the operator was finished pumping gas they drive off while the hose was still attached to the vehicle, ripping the house off the pump.
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S&H Motor Sales
The 1980s gave car freaks two things to enjoy. One of those was the return of horsepower. No matter how small of an increment was gained, once the 1982 Ford Mustang GT hit lots with the 302 in it’s proper place after two years of a pathetic pretender, something inside of every manufacturer woke up and realized that the end of the world did not happen in 1972 after all and got to work. GM was more than happy to answer Ford’s challenge, and over the decade would spawn machines like the IROC-Z Camaro, the Grand National, and the like. Ford was working with enthusiasts who wanted the Mustang to have grunt. GM had a bunch of good ol’ boys in the Southeast who liked to go fast on the weekends. So GM gave them what they wanted, with vehicles seemingly homologated for racing: the Oldsmobile 442 and Hurst/Olds, the Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, the aforementioned violent Buick, and Pontiac’s lame-duck 2+2. Think I’m being harsh? Nope. The Grand Prix, the result of the “plush sofa” side winning the civil war against performance freaks within Pontiac, got the homologation treatment (the slope-backed rear glass, the new front nose, and a deck spoiler) that aerodynamically reshaped the Grand Prix so that the G-body could overcome the problems that notchback rooflines caused within NASCAR. The street-going versions, however, had the middle-ground 305ci mill making 157 horsepower, were loaded to the teeth, and like most racing homologation specials, didn’t fare well with the buying public.
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Cedar Valley Daily Times
Sept. 13: At 3:07 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Horton Road. According to the accident report, a 15-year-old driver of a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix was northbound when the front driver’s side tire blew out, which caused the tread of the tire to be thrown into the opposite lane. The tread then struck a southbound 2011 Lexus ES 350, driven by Claire Nichole Marsh, 22, of Waverly, causing minor damage. The damage to the Grand Prix was limited to the tire. There were no injuries or citations.