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Posted - 23 Jul 2011 :  2:51:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As requested Mike--A Grand Prix forum. I'll make the first post....

My first GP was a Red 1976 with a 400. It wasn't fast, but sure turned heads. My dad bought it from me when my TA arrived in May 1979. He kept it until 1986. It ran great and only needed a water pump and AC service during that 10-year span. It was quite comfortable to drive and was great on the highway.

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67drake
Sitting Duck

Azerbaijan
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Posted - 24 Jul 2011 :  9:59:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My 2nd and 3rd cars were GP's (first was a GTO). 1st one was a beater 73' I picked up back around 83'. Had the usual midwestern rust. I asked the seller what it had and he replied a 350 2 barrel. I saw 1 tailpipe too. Took it for a quick spin and handed the guy the $200. When I got it home I wiped the underhood sticker off and "400 cu. in" was written on it. Popped the aircleaner off to find it had a Quadrajet. Looked underneath to find dual exhaust too (one tailpipe was missing!) Turned out to be a great reliable car for me,and kinda quick for the boat it was.
2nd GP was a 76' SJ. I was driving to my friends house and noticed the seller had just parked it in his yard with a for sale sign in it. Triple black,455,Quadrajet,converted to dual exhaust (no factory duals on 76's). Factory tach, gauges,I think every option available that year. The next day and $1800 later it was mine! Pretty good condition too. This was one of the most comfortable and reliable cars I've ever owned. I owned it till rust ate it to the point that I had to scrap it. Man I wish I had that[ car back!


71' GTO Original 400 M20 3.23 posi
13.95@102.1 MPH on street tires

Edited by - 67drake on 24 Jul 2011 10:05:08 PM
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dgray
Crazy Horse

845 Posts

Posted - 26 Jul 2011 :  08:18:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had a 67 GP in the mid 70's Great car except fot the black vinyl roof. I think the car came from the sunbelt. The black vinyl was shredded and strips kept pealing back and blowing in the wind.
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RayK
Crazy Horse

USA
925 Posts

Posted - 26 Jul 2011 :  12:12:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My first car was a 1971 GP. 400/400 and it was a pretty darn fast car. Matter of fact, it was one of two of the fastest cars at Parma Sr. High in 81-82. The other was a 70 Chevelle but we never raced. I've had 7 GP's over the years and I love them. Presently have a 73 which was originally a 455 car.

1969 Firebird 461, #62 iron heads, Comp roller, Performer RPM, Q-Jet Turbo 400 w/ Continental converter. GM 8.5" 10 bolt with 3:73 gears.11.50's@ 119+ MPH
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Grizz54
Tribal Scout

USA
1 Posts

Posted - 01 Sep 2014 :  11:10:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My first GP was a 69. 428, TH400, Vaccumm Door locks, pwr windows and seats, tilt, cruise, black on blue w/black leather interior. What I would give to have that one back. 2nd GP was a red 70. Never liked that car. 3rd GP was a 73. Had to be the ugliest GP ever. 4th GP was a 76 white w/red interior. BEAUTIFUL!!! Got repoed. 5th GP was a black on black w/black interior. Never cared for the stacked headlights. 6th GP was an 82 with the 4.1L engine. That car ran great for a v6. Blew a heater hose while the wife was driving it and cracked the heads. I now have a 65 sitting waiting for a restoration. In case you had'nt noticed, I love GP's. Just never got interested in the fwd cars.
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RayK
Crazy Horse

USA
925 Posts

Posted - 06 Mar 2015 :  03:58:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I sold the 73 and bought a 71 which is pretty much stock, and I also bought a 1986 1/2 2+2 Aerocoupe which is also stock with 32,000 miles.

1969 Firebird 461, #62 iron heads, Comp roller, Performer RPM, Q-Jet Turbo 400 w/ Continental converter. GM 8.5" 10 bolt with 3:73 gears.11.50's@ 119+ MPH
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KOJ
Tribal Scout

12 Posts

Posted - 11 Sep 2017 :  9:19:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have owned a 72 GP SJ 455, and now have 63 GP 4 speed with a 455/462
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