1972 Pontiac Grand Prix, Original Owner, High 12 Second Street Car EC

1972 Pontiac Grand Prix J Model

Make: Pontiac
Model: Grand Prix
Type: Coupe
Trim: J Model
Year: 1972
Mileage: 30000
Color: Yellow
Engine: 389+
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Rochester, New York, United States
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Description for Pontiac Grand Prix 1972

1972 Pontiac Grand Prix

Have owned since December 1973, Purchased Dealer Demo

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Walk Around and Motor

Motor Acceleration

Underneath Floorboards Frame

I purchased the GP from Piehler Pontiac in Rochester New York and it did see one winter. Being I had just turned 18 at the time, it was my first new car. Ithad roughly 3,000 miles dealer demo miles on it.This was during the gas rationing crisis of the 70's and the dealers could not sell big cars.


I started drag racing the car in the summer of 1975 and unfortunately the motor threw a rod with 13,000 miles on it. Back then, the warranty was only 1 Year/12,000 Miles so it wasn't covered. I purchased a 389 block from a local machine shop and "built" a new motor with some modifications. The turbo 400 was rebuilt with all heavy duty parts and a Fairbanks manual automatic valve body. I also installed a 3800 stall speed torque converter.

To finish off the drive line, I installed a 1965 Chevelle 12 bolt rear end with 4:56 gears. This housing is 1" narrower from the brake backing plate to the shock mount. Therefore allowing for 10" M&H slicks to fit under the fenders. Currently, the GP sits on Wheel Vintiques 15"x10" wheels and Mickey Thompson P275x60x15 rear tires. As you can see by the pictures, the GP has a great stance to it!

Keep in mind this GP is built on a Chevelle/GTO frame, so the rear end bolted right in. Plus the # 1 spark plug sits behind the front spindle, giving the motor about a 15% setback which allows for amazing weight transfer to the rear wheels.

The car ran consistent 12.9/112 MPH. I raced it until the early 80's and won many I/SA Class trophies and sometimes won some money during the Top Stock Eliminations. I/SA was at the bottom of Top Stock Eliminator, so everyone had to spot me.

I did a total repaint of the car in 1985 to take care of the wear & tear racing had put on the body. It was stripped to the bare metal and repainted with the factory color. I then placed the GPin climate controlled storage in 1988 after driving it on the street for a couple of years.It stayed in storage until spring of 2017.

In 2017 I bought it home with the intention driving it to some shows and possibly racing it occasionally. But, the new C7 Corvette has become the driver of choice on the nice weekend. Less radical to drive and we can remove the top! :-)

Details:

  • 389 block, bored .0060 over

  • Blueprinted and Balanced, lightweight Speed Pro high compression pistons

  • Heads were CC'd, ported and shaved a few 1000's to true them up

  • High Lift/Duration Crane Cam

  • Pypes Performance Exhaust - 2 1/2"

  • Currently has a torque converter in the 2800 stall range, 3800 was a little too high for the street

  • Turbo 400 with Fairbanks manual shift valve body. Shifts hard and chirps tires under normal acceleration

  • 1965 Chevelle 12 bolt w/4:56 gear. Heavy duty clutchpachage and Moroso spider gears

  • Motor was refreshed in 1985 and probably has maybe 1500 miles since, due to long storage period

  • Motor was well lubricated prior to storage in climate controlled garage where we store all of our cars

  • Interior is all original except front seats and carpet and excellent. Front seats are original, were redone once, but now drivers side has small split

  • Wheel Vintiques 15"x10" rear wheels, 15"x7" front wheels. Mickey Thompson tires, all new in 2017

  • ALL weather stripping is perfect!


    What would be needed to race the GP again:
  • Higher stall converter, drag shocks and rear air bags. Transmission cooler, electric fuel pump. Solid bushing rear control arms which I currently have a brand new set uppers and lowers. The uppers are adjustable and can be included with the GP for the right price. I alsohave a brand new rear sway bar as well to be considered.

Please ask ALL questions prior to bidding and make sure you have the funds to cover the purchase. All sales will be final and the winning bidder is expected to pay a $500 deposit within 72 hours of winning the auction. Remainder of funds viaCertified Check or Cash Transfer. Cash Transfer will need to be completed by me contacting your bank with you being present at your bank to arrange the transfer. The car will NOT leave my possession until ALL funds have cleared.


Also FYI, In New York State, cars of this era do NOT have a title, they use the vehicle plate registration certification for transfer of ownership. If you are unaware of the New York transfer process, please verify with your own DMV so it is not an issue once you buy it. Shipping is at the buyers expense and I reserve the right to end this auction early if it is bought locally!