455 CID Powered: 1972 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ

This 1972 Pontiac Grand Prix would stand out at any car show or cruise. There are 2 days remaining in the auction and the car is currently bid to $9,900. The reserve has not been met. We appreciate Larry D. sending us the link to this Grand Prix. The car is located in Farmingdale, New York and is listed for sale here on eBay. The Grand Prix is the SJ model which was the top-of-the-line option package and included the 455 cubic inch V8 engine.

While other car manufacturers were downsizing their engines and horsepower ratings, Pontiac continued to offer the 455 cubic inch V8 engine through 1976. This engine was called the Y Code 455 engine which was a D port head 4 barrel engine rated at 300 gross horsepower. The following year, this engine was rated at 250 net horsepower. In contrast, Pontiac offered a 455 cubic inch V8 engine in the Pontiac Formula, GTO, and Trans Am that was called the HO455 and was a round port head engine rated at 310 horsepower. The engine is said to run great and has recently had a new exhaust, water pump, radiator, alternator, hoses, belts, and carburetor installed.

The interior looks original and in very good condition. The dash does not have cracks and the car came with power windows, power locks, and power seats. The lime green cloth and vinyl interior contrasts well with the metallic green exterior paint. Being an SJ model, the car also has air conditioning and an aftermarket Custom Autosound stereo and power antenna. The factory wheels were replaced with Year One Billet Rally II wheels and BF Goodrich tires.

The front and rear bumpers have been rechromed recently. The vinyl top looks new also. The seller has also installed new rear shocks and springs. If green is your color, this is a nice clean car that looks like it has many more miles of fun with very little maintenance.



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  1. Domenic DAlessandro

    Beautiful car. GLWTS.

    Like 8
  2. Mark

    I’m partial to green and get that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but I think one would be hard pressed to find a car that doesn’t look sharper in this particular shade. GLWTS

    Like 13
    • George

      the emerald on the outside is amazing, it’s the avacado-esque interior that causes me to flinch

      Like 19
    • Cowboy McKnight

      Car probably sold now.. does anyone know what the Reserve was and the mileage ?

  3. Pit Stop Pauly

    63 and 66 Grand Prix are my favorites, but this is a Beautiful Ride!

    Like 3
  4. Bob_in_TN Bob_in_TN Member

    Nice car. The 69 and early 70’s Grand Prix were classy cars. I like the greens…. even the minty green upholstery against the avocado green vinyl and dash pad is fine with me.

    Like 7
    • Jon

      Veduro green is my favorite
      On a GTO, and had a 69 catalina couple same color,impressive

      Like 2
  5. Kirk K

    Absolutely Love this car but that interior color scheme is just too funky so bad it’s almost comical.i can kinda get into the dash and doorskins as a clean green look but that green on the fabric of the seats doesn’t do this car any favors .goes from 70s cool to whose 6 year old picked that pickle of color. Am I missing something? Has it faded out to this shade ?

    Like 9
  6. George Simpson

    Go fast in luxury… that’s what brought us the GP in the first place. Very nice ride here.

    Like 8
  7. Arby

    I’m sorry but that ridiculous blue green cloth is not original. Even in the 70s you couldn’t get away with that.
    Here’s what it should look like.


    Like 23
    • morrisangelo

      Bingo on the wrong seating.

      But I will say, the exterior’s deep green is beautifilully done…at least from 10 feet away.

      Like 2
  8. Howie Mueler

    $12,800 now, but reserve not met.

    Like 1
  9. Gary

    Cheap seat upholstery job

    Like 3
    • chuck dickinson

      Which is the downfall of many ‘restored’ collector cars. People wouldn’t think about skimping on the exterior or mechanicals, but they get a tight wallet when it comes to doing the interior correctly, which is ridiculous because the labor is the same whether you do it right or do it wrong. This guy chose wrong!

      Like 4
      • morrisangelo

        There are a few quality OEM-type seat kits available that mimic the factory pattern near perfectly…

        Like 1
  10. Stephen

    Such a nice car.

    The interior would take some getting used to – but It would not take long.

    My only change would be to remove the JC Whitney leather wrap on the wheel and replace it with a quality black wrap. After that, enjoy.

    Like 1
  11. Paul52

    My last “toy” was a ’72 GP. Had the only one of that generation in Door County, WI. Great cruiser.

  12. Stephen

    Sale ended at $16,600. Reserve not met.

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