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1986 Pontiac Grand Prix Aero
1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 Aeroback
вЂўOne of 1,225 (200) Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 (code Y97) coupes made in 1986вЂўRecently restored correctly by a Grand Prix Aeroback enthusiast/collectorвЂў305 CID V-8 engine with four-barrel carb (code LG4)вЂўTurbo Hydramatic 200-4R four-speed automatic transmission (code MW9) with 3.08 rear end (code GU4) and limited-slip differential (code G80)вЂўNew correct Silver Metallic over Medium Gray Metallic exterior paint plus new 2+2 decals and red striping with new correct gray cloth interior from SMS and leather-wrapped steering wheel (code NP5)вЂўAir-conditioning (code C60), power steering, power brakes with discs in front, power windows (code A31), power locks (code AU3), cruise control (code K34), tilt steering column (code N33), left- and right-hand sideview mirrors (code D35) and intermittent wipers (code CD4)вЂўFE2 suspension, Rally II wheels (code N83) with front mud flapsвЂўRecent service includes new exhaust, new belts, new radiator and hoses, new heater core, new plugs, wires, rotor, cap, new correct Rochester 4BBL carb with new linkage, new thermostat and new front and rear shocks
Win on Sunday, sell on Monday, that was the old racing car to dealership adage. Pontiac took it to heart with its Grand Prix 35 years ago. This is one of 1,225 copies made only in 1986 and all were offered to Pontiac dealers in the southeast United States and this example comes from the State of Georgia.
Recently, this 1986 Grand Prix 2+2 Aeroback received a professional restoration from a serious Pontiac 2+2 enthusiast who has multiple 2+2вЂ™s in his collection. The restoration really shows experience as the recent high quality respray of Silver Metallic over Medium Gray Metallic is correct along with the new graphics. The interior fabrics are also restored and sourced from SMS for accuracy of the original hard to find materials. The exhaust is also new and professionally replicated to match the original factory exhaust.
Recent service includes new exhaust, new belts, new radiator and hoses, new heater core, new plugs, wires, rotor, cap, new correct Rochester 4BBL carb with new linkage, new thermostat and new front and rear shocks.
Made in GMвЂ™s Ste-Therese factory in Quebec, Canada, the chosen Grand Prixs were then shipped to Auto-Fab Engineering in Ortonville, Michigan (now Clinton Township) for 2+2 modifications: a radically sloped urethane aero nose, blacked-out honeycomb grille, a front spoiler to direct more air into the engine bay, bubble rear glass and a fiberglass trunk lid with integral spoiler. The back window was developed in the wind tunnel on the race car before it was applied to the street version.
The carвЂ™s new correct Silver Metallic (#12-9301) over Medium Gray Metallic paint (#9302) and red trim are in overall excellent order, the bodywork is straight and solid, the engine bay is very tidy, as is the cargo area. The battery appears new and the urethane, body color bumpers with overriders look fantastic.
This car rolls on Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 radials, size 215/65R15 at every corner. Each one is mounted on a Rally II (code N83) alloy wheel. The wheels are in excellent order while the tires are in very good condition and the car rides on the FE2 suspension.
Under that counterbalanced hood is a 305 CID V-8 motor (code LG4) with a four-barrel carburetor (new), matched to a Turbo Hydramatic 200-4R four-speed automatic transmission (code MW9) with a 3.08:1 (code GU4) and a limited-slip differential (code G80). Driver convenience features include air-conditioning (code C60), power steering, power brakes with discs in front, power windows (code A31), power locks (code AU3), cruise control (code K34), tilt steering column (code N33), left- and right-hand sideview mirrors (code D35) and intermittent wipers (code CD4). The air conditioner was serviced in 2018 but is now missing the compressor belt but otherwise a complete system.
Inside, the restored correct gray cloth and vinyl interior is in excellent order. The matching gray carpet is in good, original shape, while the matching new correct headliner and leather-wrapped steering wheel (code NP5) look great. The gray instrument panel and the inner door panels are both in good order but the temperature gauge is inoperable. The center console, with shift lever rounds out the interior along with a factory Delco-Bose AM/FM stereo with cassette deck.
An updated taillight design with three sections was the only major change to the 1986 Grand Prix. A new 2+2 model was offered for homologation of an aerodynamic coupe body for NASCAR competition, like Chevrolet's 1986 Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe. (Pontiac never used the term вЂњAerocoupeвЂќ but the term вЂњAerobackвЂќ was thrown around).
General Motors got spanked on the big ovals that largely comprised the growing NASCAR circuit. Even though Darrell Waltrip, in a Monte Carlo, won the championship, Bill Elliott, a.k.a. Awesome Bill from Dawsonville in his aero-slippery Ford Thunderbird, dominated the superspeedways.
The problem: the squared-off backlight that GMвЂ™s G-bodies all shared created rear-end lift at 200 mph. In corners, the GM drivers had to back off, for fear theyвЂ™d hang the tail out into the wallвЂ“the Ford drivers, meanwhile, could simply keep their foot in it and squirt around the ring.
The solution: a longer rear window, which would reduce drag, calm the flow of air over the car, and take care of that rear lift issue was the answer. Such a thing had been suggested by no less an authority than Richard Petty, PontiacвЂ™s top driver in those days, as early as 1983.
The results: the window blended directly into the rear spoiler. The aero numbers backed up the results: the Grand PrixвЂ™s coefficient of drag dropped from a blocky 0.453 to a slick 0.368, dropping rear lift dramatically.
Of course, there was a compromise. The rear spoiler covered the entire trunk lid, and the resulting opening was so narrow that very few things would actually fit through the opening. (The actual trunk volume didnвЂ™t change; just the size of the opening.) The gigantic parcel shelf was constructed of fiberglass. Most of that ordinarily ample trunk room was unusable since the rear seats did not fold down.
Modestly successful on superspeedways, where its bulbous rear end earned it a nickname of вЂњthe whale,вЂќ the 2+2 design was seriously flawed for street use. Although it had modest horsepower, benign handling and design compromises, there were only 1,225 Grand Prix 2+2s built in 1986 and most were allotted to dealers in the southeastern United States such as this one is from the State of Georgia.
Coupe competition to this Grand Prix in 1986 included BuickвЂ™s Regal, ChevroletвЂ™s Monte Carlo Aerocoupe SS, FordвЂ™s Thunderbird, HondaвЂ™s Prelude, MercuryвЂ™s Cougar, MitsubishiвЂ™s Cordia, NissanвЂ™s 240SX and OldsmobileвЂ™s Cutlass 442.
If youвЂ™re looking for a unique American 80s classic that is in overall great shape, this is your candidate right here. Stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to check out this homologation replica, GMвЂ™s own Super Bird synonym, in a way.
VIN: 2G2GJ37H6G[hidden information]вЂЁ
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 85,220 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title.
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Stock Number: [hidden information]C
VIN Number: 2G2GJ37H6G[hidden information]
Model Year: 0
Body Type: Coupe
MPG Automatic City: 15
MPG Automatic Highway: 23
Engine Description: 5L V8 16V
Fuel Induction: 4 BBL
Valves Per Cylinder: 2
Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
Drive Train Type: RWD
Seating Capacity: 6
Front Head Room: 37.0 Inches
Front Hip Room: 51.0 Inches
Front Shoulder Room: 56.0 Inches
Front Leg Room: 42.0 Inches
Rear Head Room: 37.0 Inches
Rear Hip Room: 51.0 Inches
Rear Leg Room: 36.0 Inches
Rear Shoulder Room: 55.0 Inches
Maximum Seating: 6
Length: 201.00 Inches
Width: 72.0 Inches
Height: 54.00 Inches
Wheelbase: 108.0 Inches
Curb Weight: 3232 Lbs.
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1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 AerobackвЂўOne of 1,225 (200) Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 (code Y97) coupes made in 1986вЂўRecently restored correctly by a Grand Prix Aeroback enthusiast/collectorвЂў305 CID V-8 engine with four-barrel carb (code LG4)вЂўTurbo Hydramatic 200-4R four-speed automatic transmission (code MW9) with 3.08 rear end (code GU4) and limited-slip differential (code G80)вЂўNew correct Silver Metallic over Medium Gray Metallic exterior paint plus new 2+2 decals and red striping with new correct gray cloth interior from SMS and leather-wrapped steering wheel (code NP5)вЂўAir-cond
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