The early 1980’s was a tale of two stories for GM in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. This stretch proved prosperous by way of many Winston Cup Championship and manufacturer championship hardware. While Wins and trophies amassed quickly, superspeedway racing was lacking. Bill Elliott was taking all the glory and his face even swathed the cover of SI as Darrell Waltrip won the 1985 Cup. On the attention seeking superspeedways, Elliott’s blue oval adorned Thunderbird was dominating. He was admittedly flat footing the throttle, as GM drivers were forced to lift due to stability issues. With aggravation and design help from the Richard Petty, GM spawned a new Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 for 86’. In these days, a NASCAR had to have a closely related street version to be deemed legal. That in mind a scant 1,225 street versions were placed into production and never made again. As with the legendary NASCAR spinoffs of the Daytona, Superbird, and Torino Talladega of previous, the street version was nearly identical to the on track G Body racecar. It boasted a wind tunnel designed bubble rear glass, and wind cheating front end. The innovative car closed the gap proving highly stable for racing. With the cars extensive history and scarcity, consider this immaculate 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2. An anomaly, this car came fully loaded without option, matching its 1,200 cousins identically. Each car was brilliant silver above the waist and black below, separated by a stylish two tone red accent strip. Each was equipped with a 305 V8 motor, a 4 barrel carburetor, 3.08 posi rear end, and automatic floor shift transmission. The special Pontiac logo wheels are hugged by 215/65/R15 BF Goodrich tires. Inside the conveniences include a plush grey cloth interior, wood grain dash, tilt wheel, AM/FM/Cassette, cruise, power locks/windows, and A/C. This near perfect condition, 45,325 mile automobile was limited and feature loaded in its day, and remains loaded with racing history and rarity today.
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