Sales were down to 40,149, of which 3,797 were the Judge. The restyled car had a new simulated. It was only intended to be a design study and had no engine. The Quadrajet design continued until 1990 for Oldsmobile V8 applications, with added computer controls to meet emissions and fuel economy standards. Its length grew by about 5 inches and the convertible model was axed. They were also offered in coupe, hardtop and convertible body styles. It was powered by either a 3.
A deck spoiler distinguished the Judge's tail. Pontiac also began to focus on technology. By 1933, it had moved up to producing the least expensive cars available with engines. April 2015 The name, which was DeLorean's idea, was inspired by the , the successful race car. In 2005 the was discontinued and replaced by the new Pontiac Pursuit later named G5 for the American market.
All 1959 Pontiac engines were equipped with a 389-cubic-inch engine with horsepower ratings from 215Hp economy engine to a conservative rated 345 hp Tri power carbureted engine. View in gallery This particular currently for sale at in Apex, North Carolina is a complete frame off restoration vehicle with 24,474 miles on the odometer. The 1976 models were the last of the traditional American large cars powered by mostly big block V8 engines. The three-speed manual was standard, while two four-speed manual transmissions wide or close ratio and a two-speed automatic transmission were optional. Another carry-over from 1967 was the four-piston caliper disc brake option. However, very few were delivered with the radial tires because of manufacturing problems encountered by supplier. The power tailgate, the first in station wagon history, ultimately supplanted the manual tailgate, which required marked effort to lift from storage.
The 1973 Firebird Trans Am's factory applied hood decal, a John Schinella restylized interpretation of the Native American fire bird, took up most of the available space on the hood. Rated power increased to 335 hp 250 kW at 5,000 rpm for the base four-barrel engine; the Tri-Power engine was now rated 360 hp 270 kW at 5,200 rpm. This package included leather bucket seats, specific grille, side trim, exhaust, dash trim, lace alloy wheels, as well as a spoiler, sport handling and suspension systems and anti lock brakes. All Federal emissions and safety regulations were required to be in full effect for 1974 causing the demise of two of the three iterations of the big 455 cubic inch engines after this year. This particular currently for sale at in Apex, North Carolina is a complete frame off restoration vehicle with 24,474 miles on the odometer. At the end of the 1991 model year, the 6000 was discontinued in favor of the newly expanded Grand Prix line up and the new Trans Sport minivan, which replaced the 6000 station wagon. A popular option, actually introduced during the 1967 model year, was a hood-mounted tachometer, located in front of the windshield and lit for visibility at night.
Safety, luxury, and economy would become the new watch-words of this decade. This coincided with major body styling changes across all models that introduced increased glass area, twin V-shaped fins and lower hood profiles. The only engine was the 350 cu in 5. Pontiac began work on a V8 configuration in 1946. Other optional equipment was similar to 1971 and earlier models.
Car Life test car had the Turbo-Hydramatic 455 with a 3. Subsequent engine design would be accomplished by one central office with all designs being shared by each brand. The Firebird continued to fly high on the success of the '' film, still offering Formula and Trans Am packages, plus a Pontiac first- a turbocharged V8, for the 1980 and 1981 model years. This strategy helped keep the price of the cars to a minimum, as was needed in the then less-affluent Canadian marketplace. A special note here is that Oldsmobile used this same transmission and called it Jetaway HydraMatic and Cadillac also used this transmission and Cadillac called it 315 or P 315 Hydramatic. Also an automotive industry first, plastic front grilles replaced the and aluminum versions seen on earlier years. The explanation was the inability to meet new airbag deployment standards for 2007.
These also were the basis for the setups on the engines. Restless at idle, weak below 3000 rpm, this edition of the 400 was a pain to drive on the street and a task to launch at the strip, but it was a weapon in the hands of a skilled driver. The muscle car market was becoming more overt, with loud graphics and brash monikers. All 1958 models now featured front suspension replacing the previous design. The base 1972 mid-sized Pontiac was now called LeMans. Production amounted to 11,069 cars due in part to a shortened model year.
If your auto loan application is approved, your credit profile will determine whether your loan will be unsecured or secured. This was the brand's entry into the fuel economy segment of the market. By the end of the year, the 2004 models were selling with significant discounts. A functional Ram Air scoop was available. Pontiac abandoned the familiar vertically stacked headlights in favor of a horizontal layout, but made available at extra cost. American Cars of the 1960s: A Decade of Diversity. Initially in 2004, the car was offered in seven colors: Barbados Blue Metallic, Cosmos Purple Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Phantom Black Metallic, Impulse Blue Metallic, Torrid Red, and Yellow Jacket.
For 1996 the Bonneville received updated front and rear fascias along with several other enhancements. Not difficult to drive—-up to a point. Read to find out what makes these charged-up racers go. The components and instructions could be purchased by mail, as well as installed by the dealer. The Grand Am coupe was produced for the 2005 model year to fill the gap until the new G6 coupe and convertible became available for the 2006 model year. The first all-new Pontiac models appeared in 1949.
In contrast, the and , which were also derived from the intermediate A-body, were much better received because of their squared-off styling and formal rooflines with vertical windows. Sunbird Safari wagon through 1979. Critics also pointed out the car's high sale price. There was no more coupe body, either — just hardtops and convertibles. Pontiac showrooms to replace the recently discontinued Bonneville. Catalina was also seven inches shorter than Bonneville and Star Chief and weighed one hundred to two hundred pounds less than its long-wheelbase counterparts. The last Pontiac, a white 2010 model year G6 4 door sedan, was built at the Orion Township Assembly Line in January 2010.