In the late 1950s, Pontiac saw a need to bring to market a full-sized two-door hardtop that bridged the gap between luxury car and factory hot rod.
The result was the 1962 Grand Prix, a car that emphasized elegance in simplicity. With a four-barrel 389 Pontiac V-8 standard, buyers could option their cars with sporty 8-lug aluminum wheels, Tri-Power carburetion, a floor-shifted four-speed manual transmission and even a 405-horsepower 421 Super Duty race engine - if they dared.
The public responded enthusiastically and the Grand Prix quickly became the choice of young, upscale buyers looking for a car that made a statement about their leading-edge tastes and hip lifestyle.
This book contains the complete Pontiac Grand Prix story, including production figures, powertrain offerings and a chapter on experimental and special editions.