SUPER-SLICK GRAND PRIX, STRONG 389 V8, 4 BBL, AUTO, COLD FACTORY AIR, BUILDSHEET
Everyone likes surprises, right? This 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix hardtop is definitely a surprise. With the GTOs and Bonnevilles getting all the attention, it's only a matter of time before everyone catches on that the Grand Prix is really the one to own. This one packs a rumbling 389, a gorgeous interior full of options, and has the right look for full-sized Pontiac muscle, all at a bargain price. Surprised?
Still wearing correct Silver Mist paint, this gorgeous full-sized coupe has a great look to it, doesn't it? Maybe it's the legendary Super Duty DNA running through its fuel lines or something, but this car looks potent. Pontiac designers nailed the proportions, giving the big car a sporty attitude despite being notably bigger than its GTO sibling, which is no minor achievement. The all-new look of the 1963 cars introduced styling features that would become Pontiac trademarks for years to come, including stacked headlights and the slick taillights hidden in the trim. Crisp body lines and a minimum of add-on styling gimmicks certainly help, and today it shows off excellent fit and finish that's pretty much the way the factory did it. It has recently had much the chrome and emblems refinished, which adds sparkle to the overall look. The grille remains in great shape, the glass is original and good shape, and the handsome black top gives it a touch of formality.
As far as we can tell, the interior is completely original and even after nearly 50 years it looks remarkable. Pontiac was big on two- or even tri-tone interiors, but this handsome no-nonsense Grand Prix wears basic black. The original vinyl is in excellent condition with no notable splits or tears and the look should be familiar to anyone who drove a GM car in the 60s. Matching door panels are almost too nice to be that old, and the dash has not been baked in the hot sun despite this car hailing from the warm, sunny south. Even the clear Lucite steering wheel looks great with only minor signs of age. All the instruments are bright and crisp, including the console-mounted economy gauge, and if you look closely you'll discover that the high-beam indicator is a Chief Pontiac head in profile. This car also carries factory A/C that's fully functional, a center console, power front seat, and an AM/FM radio that sounds great. The trunk is upholstered in brown carpet and carries a full-sized spare.
The original, numbers-matching 389 shows a lot of recent work on the top end, and purrs using an upgraded Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor. Again, we suspect that the engine has never been out of the car and it runs superbly, strongly suggesting that this car hasn't been raced or abused. With big block torque, it cruises effortlessly at just about any speed and a few upgrades make it reliable, including a modern alternator and new power brake booster. The exhaust is a 2.5-inch setup with glasspack-style mufflers for a vintage performance sound that definitely commands attention. A 3-speed automatic drives the original full-size rear end with 3.23 gears inside, so it's still the superlative highway cruiser it has always been. It's quite solid, too, so you should have no fears about dipping into the torque reserves any time you'd like. And with classic 8-lug wheels and correct 8.5x14 bias-ply whitewalls, it has an absolutely perfect stance.
So are you surprised by how much you like this nicely documented Grand Prix? Don't be, because it really is as awesome as it looks and the price is certainly right. Call today!
Defrost, AM/FM Radio, Air Conditioning, Heat, Vinyl Interior, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Build Receipts , Numbers Matching, Bias Ply Tires, Seatbelts-Front, Seatbelts-Rear
Factory Buildsheet, Maintenance Records, Owner's Manual
- Engine Size
- 389 V8
- Transmission Type
- Automatic (Floor)
- Transmission Spec
- Body Color
- Silvermist Gray
- Body Style
- Grand Prix
- 96,320 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 96 months