1971 Grand Prix Model SJ

1971 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ

Condition: Used
Make: Pontiac
Model: Grand Prix
SubModel: SJ
Year: 1971
Mileage: 42,000
VIN: 276571a125976
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Lodi, New Jersey, United States

Description for Pontiac Grand Prix 1971

For Sale:

Not exactly a barn find per say, but close enough,

This car was found alongside a service station here in New Jersey

This Indian Chief is a rare Model SJ with the 455 engine and more..

All correct and original 455/325 big-block Pontiac engine & Turbo 400 Transmission

This car doesn’t have a bolt or wire out of place, as original as I ever seen one, and I’ve been doing this for 40 years

Engine and transmission are the original numbers matching to the car right down to the factory chrome valve covers and dual snorkel air filter, YC engine code, 66 on the heads, PW on the transmission all verify this information. The engine runs fine, no smoke or taps, 42K showing on the odometer, probably 142K, but I have no previous history on this.

Clean NJ title

The number above the YC on the engine block does not match the vin as a Chevrolet engine does and is the production run number of the engine. This number does not relate to the vin with a Pontiac, but hey, don’t take my word for it, check it out at PontiacPower.net

12 Bolt (Chevy) open rear which also doesn’t look as if it was ever changed

Factory Air Conditioning, Cornering lamps, interior map lights, trunk light, Power Steering, and Power Front Disc Brakes

Cruise Control, Power bucket seat, Power windows, Power locks, Tilt steering, Gauge cluster (no idiot lights), Sport steering wheel, 8 Track, Power trunk release, under hood Pontiac work light, and 2 more options that I haven’t seen in years, looks like this car had factory air-ride because the compressor is mounted behind the fender, and the double door jam switches usually mean there are Power seat back releases as well.

Needless to say, not all of these may be in working order at the moment, but they are all in place

This is a heavily optioned car worthy of full restoration

The body is straight with only minor rust in the usual places

Floor pans are good and do not need to be worked on

I’ve taken plenty of pics of everything; anyone can see this is one solid Pontiac

No need to replace trunk floor, floor pans, fenders, door skins or quarter panels

Just think of the savings that brings!

Chassis is good, as is all the undercarriage

See the pics

All hood, door, and other body gaps look good, no evidence of any crashes

No bubbling on the vinyl top, so the roof and drip rails wont be rusted though

The interior is complete, nothing missing, nothing hacked up, no boom-box jig-sawed into the dash (hahaha)

Dash pad is good, seats need to be recovered and door panels need to be replaced or restored

Chrome decent, not heavily pitted

Of course, even though this is, in my opinion, in decent condition in comparison to dozens of other unrestored 40-plus year old cars, it needs at least partial restoration to be real nice driver.


Yes it is a project to restore, every one on these cars is, but this one does not need anywhere near what so many other muscle cars need

Just think of how many muscle cars have had things like, engines or transmissions changed with incorrect, maybe not even era correct salvage yard units, hacked up or cut up somehow, hot rodded like crazy with all the original (and valuable) accessories literally thrown away, and not to mention cars that have been pieced together either being saved from the junkyard crusher or hammered in severe crashes

This car is not hacked up, jacked up, or screwed up

It has everything it’s supposed to have, so you don’t have to scour the swap meets to find hard to find missing parts

This has everything going for it, it’s a numbers matching car with plenty of bells and whistles

As far as restorations are concerned, this one is a breeze

You can easily spend the same or similar for any other muscle car that needs floors, fenders, doors, quarters and just about everything else!

That said…….

I will not release this car whatsoever until funding has cleared the bank process

Cash on the spot is what you need if you intend to take it home when you get here

No exceptions-No kidding

Please allow adequate time for responding to questions

Don’t expect a response if you’re attempting to sneak one in at the final hours of the auction

This car can be inspected by appointment here in Bergen County, NJ, and

I urge anyone interested to do so or obtain an independent inspection from a reliable company for your protection as well as mine

I have nothing to hide, I will try to answer any question, but please keep it real

Reasonable offers will be considered if I don’t make my reserve

Again, I urge everyone interested to inquire before you bid, after the sale has concluded, it is yours!

I will have no part of any nonsense after the fact, no inquiries on your part beforehand will be interpreted as you being satisfied with what you see and read

$500 non-refundable Paypal deposit is required within 2 days of auction close with balance due in cash, postal money order only or bank transfer within 7 days thereafter. I will furnish routing number information when the time comes.

This item may also be advertised locally, because of these multiple listings, I reserve the right to end this auction early at any time without prior notice.

Now for some legal stuff, so we’re all on the right page:

I am not the current owner; I am advertising this car for a friend. Although this automobile may look like new, it is NOT NEW. I make no claims whatsoever about warrantees of any kind, it is sold AS-IS, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, is in AS-DESCRIBED CONDITION. I do not guarantee any state’s inspection. Anyone and everyone should make it their business to ask questions, address any of their concerns, or plainly and simply, inspect the car for themselves before bidding. I have nothing to hide, but it is your responsibility to satisfy yourself on this purchase. If you cannot inspect it in person, there are people who can be hired to do so on your behalf. I encourage everyone to do his or her due diligence prior to bidding; once sale has been completed and payment has been transferred, IT IS YOURS. I can make this car available through the current owner for any such inspection by appointment. My cell phone is 973-390-3000. The car is now in northern NJ near NYC. I have described this car as I see it, in my own words, and to the best of my knowledge have made no false representations. I am an automotive professional who has been around GM cars of all types for over 40 years. Low or zero feedback bidders must contact me before bidding. I reserve the right to cancel bids of those who are not adhering to these conditions of sale.

Posted non-refundable Paypal, cash, or postal money order deposit is required within 2 days of auction close, with the remaining balance due in certified funds or cash within 10 days thereafter. I will hold this car until all funding has cleared before releasing it. Cash is King if you want to speed things up. Reasonable transport is available through my many contacts, this vehicle must be picked up within 30 days of auction close or $35 per day insured storage will accrue.

This is a nice car, you won’t be disappointed!