Last week we featured a “bargain” silver 1973 Grand Prix that readers generally agreed was a great price for a good car. Here’s a slightly newer and more upmarket version, also in silver, that might even be more of a bargain! This 1977 Grand Prix is the vaunted SJ model, and is being auctioned off here on eBay with an opening bid of only $3,000 and no reserve! It’s located in Seattle, Washington.
Pretty much the worst part of the car cosmetically is the right rear, with the chrome oxidizing on the rear bumper and the filler having gotten damaged somehow. The right rear fender well trim and a piece of the body side molding on that fender are also missing. There’s only one rust spot, and it’s a bubble near that fender well that has not been repaired. I love the contrast of the red vinyl top against the silver, which has been repainted once, and the top looks to be in terrific shape.
Here’s a close up of the other rear quarter showing what the trim should look like on the other side. This looks like a really nice driver classic, if that makes sense. It’s not perfect, but it sure isn’t embarrassing either! The seller bought it from his neighbor, and apparently it’s always been a local car.
I am a sucker for a nice red interior. The seller has already stated that the steering wheel cover isn’t covering any cracks, presumably they just prefer the padding. I absolutely love how it looks in here–I wish you could still get red interiors in cars!
Mostly good under here, too! This is a “real” Pontiac 400 cubic inch V8 that is said to run very well, despite the 132,000 miles. Yes, that’s right, that previous interior picture is from a 132,000 mile car! Wow! Nice job, owners! Back to the under hood — the air conditioning belt is in place, but we’re told it needs charging as the compressor will only run for 30 seconds at a time. Hopefully you can find the leak, fix it, and continue the easy cruising life this car seems to have had. The seller talks about effortless 75 mile per hour driving! Sounds like a plan to me!