43k Genuine Miles: 1977 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ

This 1977 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ is a number-matching car that is in close to immaculate condition. It is a highly optioned car, and I have to thank Barn Finder Pat L for referring it to us. Located in Wellington, Florida, you will find the Pontiac listed for sale here on Craigslist.

It is hard to fault the Lombard Blue Metallic paint on the Pontiac. It has a nice shine, and the color-matched wheels just set it off really well. The white vinyl top looks to be in good condition, as does the external trim and glass. This was the final year of this generation of Grand Prix, and subsequent models were both smaller and didn’t quite have the presence of cars like this.

Under the hood is the numbers-matching 400ci V8 engine, which was standard on the SJ model. This is backed by an automatic transmission, and the car also features power steering, power brakes, and ice-cold air conditioning. The owner is claiming that the car has only covered 43,000 original miles, and certainly the presentation and condition of the engine suggests that this may well be true.

The interior of the Pontiac is original, and after the presentation of the outside of the car and the engine bay, it certainly doesn’t disappoint. There’s little to fault here, and the car comes loaded with power windows, power locks, a tilt wheel, and any other luxury feature that you would care to name.

When it comes to nice, original cars, this Pontiac is right up there with the best of them. It is not in concourse condition, but it is a car that you could take virtually anywhere, and it would stand out. These really do command some pretty respectable prices, and the asking price for this one quite surprised me. The owner has set it at $12,900, which is less than I would have expected.

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Comments

  1. Jack M.

    I wouldn’t be embarrassed to drive this car anywhere. Very nice find.

    Like 22
  2. 71FXSuperGlide

    The term ‘Luxo-barge’ comes to mind. You need a 400 to move that beast along. :D

    Nice car tho, and you don’t see many around any more.

    Like 3
  3. Rock On

    Looks like colour keyed seat belts were still an extra cost option in 1977.

    Like 4
    • rmward194 Member

      Great catch. They were still optional in 1977! It is amazing the number of combinations you could get with every option being a stand-alone back then.

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    • Ralph

      They may be color-keyed to the black dash and carpets in the case of this color combo. They weren’t always matched to the seat colors.

    • CCFisher

      I believe all Grand Prix models had color-keyed seat belts. When white upholstery was selected, seat belts were color-keyed to the dash, carpet, and console.

      Like 2
  4. Daved

    You had me at white interior 💙

    Like 7
  5. JBP

    I like the 67-68 so much better

    Like 2
  6. mlm

    This is a very nice car but I’m a lover of the original Pontiac Grand Prix generation (1962-68)

    Like 3
  7. J

    When you got white interior you got black belts, regardless of whether they were standard or deluxe. The only way to tell if they are deluxe is by seeing the buckles

  8. Vance

    I simply love this car, it checks every box for me. 400 engine, bucket seats, console, power everything, and a pleasant color combination. This is one car that Pontiac got absolutely right. I would right the check or make the BIN offer right now. This is a beautiful vehicle.

    Like 12
    • MICHAEL POLINSKY

      call me i am the owner! 561-351-3090

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      • DayDreamBeliever Member

        CL ad has been deleted…..

      • MICHAEL POLINSKY

        the ad is still there. search for it.

  9. Rick Rothermel

    I probably pinstriped 100 of these for used car dealers late-70’s/early-80’s in Portland Oredon and environs. “Match the vinyl top…’ This is a nice one.
    The CAN AM latter day muscle car that Jim Wangers developed from the ugly LaMans Sport coupe used the GP dash. Pontiac pulled the plug on that project after production delays because the ‘big’ GP was such a hot seller.

  10. Dano

    69 and 70 models to where the best looking had 2 of them

  11. Kerry

    As said before… “Pontiac got it right”. They were able to look and feel like both a Trans Am and a Cadillac at the same time and did it without flares,decals,or large chunks of chrome. They were very comfortable (at least in the front) with lots of room and bucket seats that felt like a Lazy Boy.The long wheelbase and full frame made potholes and bumps almost disappear.The Pontiac 400 had lots of torque with a flat curve that began just above idle so it felt quick and the Radial Tuned Suspension made it handle like a car half it’s size.
    I had a 73 model and will never forget how cool it felt looking out over the hood which seemed to go forever. The length of the fan shroud gives some perspective to it’s length. Just a great car.

  12. PhiljustPhil

    Elegant!

  13. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    It got as many chicks as a Trans Am in their day and not as many looks by the cops !!! Nice car…

    Like 4
  14. Maverick

    Nice price.

    Like 2

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