1970 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ
Pontiac ad men of the day loved to stretch the images unnaturally
wider, longer and lower than they were in real life. That's what is
called "artistic license" and if anyone took advantage of this
trick, it was the automotive ad men who put the images down for
newspaper and magazine pages.
Pontiac's upscale, sporty car that offers full-size comfort along
with sporty looks, spirited performance and all the whistles and
bells, and the purveyor of the "wide track". We have on
consignment, a 1970 version of this large piece of Detroit iron
which is presenting in very good condition. A great 1970's pre 5mph
crash bumper, and double headlight front have this in my bio as one
of the best looking models of the Grand Prix offering. In SJ trim
(or Sports J offering) it has the big 455 engine with the
Quadra-jet carb feeding it.
Large straight rust-free steel panels cover this massive car, and
they are maintaining their good gaps and straightness. All are
draped in 47B Verdoro Green and as consigner stated, is the
original paint. So is the black vinyl top with its smooth sloping
rear glass with nary a mark on it. Up front is the iconic "beak"
style dual V shaped grille which juts out from the panel that
houses the dual headlights. This "beak" is covered in nice chrome
and melts into the horizontal bumper which runs from front quarter
to front quarter. The hood follows suit with the V grille and makes
its long way rearward to a chrome trimmed big windshield, again all
original to this car. Straight doors, parallel to the rockers which
have a nice trim piece covering them to highlight the sides of this
car. On back a slightly flared rear quarter, has trim around the
wheel wells just like the front, and forms a cove in the corner for
the chromed inset bumper, which also houses the taillights. A trio
of small vertical strips is just above the beginnings of the rear
bumper and are just a touch of modern for this car. Red line tires
cover 15-inch Pontiac Rally 2 wheels wrapping up this beautiful all
original car for the exterior.
Looking into the passenger compartment, we find beautifully
preserved black vinyl buckets up front and a nice comfy rear bench
stretching from rear panel to panel, also covered in black vinyl. A
super clean center console wraps around the driver's seat and thins
down as it goes rearward. In the wider front section, we see the
shift lever topped with a wood knob, a covered ashtray, and some SJ
badging. On the thinner rear is a spacious glovebox nestled between
the buckets. Moving to the dash, it too is all original and very
clean. It houses the radio and temp controls and also the deep-set
trio of gauge cluster in front of the original steering wheel.
Black carpet floods the floors, and a beautiful clean and tight
headliner is above all this originality.
Possibly the money shot if you will, optioned for the SJ, a 455ci
big V8 which is numbers matching and looking shiny as the day it
left the showroom. Steel blue block with no faults as to leaks or
drips, shiny and supple hoses and a dual scooped air cleaner cover
with 455-4 badging. No corrosion seen here, and obviously
meticulously cared for throughout its life. This engine has #87
heads and shows a casting date of Nov. 13th, 1970. A Rochester
Q-Jet carb in 4-barrel form is atop this 455, and a 3-speed TH400
automatic transmission is on back. Very nice presentation for this
SJ power plant.
It might as well have just pulled out of the showroom, as there is
literally not a spec of dirt or rust seen on this undercarriage. No
rust, just solid steel unibody construction, with clean rockers,
and floorboards. Even the exhaust shows no rust or then engine no
drips...amazing! Independent coil springs upfront for the
suspension, and 4 link with coil springs for the rear give this big
car a nice stiff but smooth ride. Power disc brakes are upfront,
and power drums on the rear. Just an overall beautiful presentation
and clean as a whistle.
One of this writers' favorite pieces of the "Big Iron" coming out
of Detroit for the new decade of the 70's. This one started up
quickly, and handled all aspects of the test track as
expected...flawlessly. And it was comfortable with all controls and
knobs and buttons working perfectly with the exception of the AC as
the belt is removed, however, our consignor states that a new AC
compressor was installed.
Survivor sounds like something that may have been through hell and
is still around. OH Contrare' for this car as it has been pampered
all its life, and even at 94K miles is looking very new. Like your
1970's refrigerator in Verdoro Green, and the iconic shiny Pontiac
beak, this one is a really great example for the next owner to
fully enjoy, and not have to worry about keeping it parked...show
it baby, and wear it proud as you troll Main street for your next
57-2 Door Hardtop
Z-Fremont, CA Assy Plant
121597-Sequential Unit Number
ST 70 7657-1970 Grand Prix 2 Door Hardtop
BDY BF05225-Fremont Body #
TR 288-Black Vinyl
PNT 47B-Verdoro Green, Black Vinyl Top
12B-2nd Week December Build
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.