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No Reserve Driver: 1972 Pontiac Grand Prix Model J

I am sure that I am not the only one that has had a love affair with the John DeLorean designed Grand Prix. When introduced it was groundbreaking and took the automotive world by storm. So much so, that other GM divisions jumped into the personal luxury car market with their own versions.  This dark green 1972 Pontiac Grand Prix is in very good condition and is located in the hot, dry climate of El Paso, Texas. The car is listed with no reserve here on eBay. The current bid is $7,200 with 8 days remaining. This car represents the last year of the 1969-1972 second generation Grand Prix.

This Pontiac Grand Prix is equipped with a 400 cubic inch V8 engine, 4 barrel carburetor and automatic transmission. While 1972 was winding up the muscle car era, this combination still produced 250 horsepower and moved the Grand Prix along quite well. The 455 cubic inch V8 engine was available as an option and was rated at 300 horsepower. The car is said to have been stored in barn for several years. A new water pump, timing chain and valve cover gaskets were recently installed.

The interior looks very nice, if green is your color. The “cockpit” style dash that is turned toward the driver has always been a cool feature. It appears that an aftermarket set of gauges is mounted under the dash. I would imagine that the gauges are pretty hard to read being located under the dash. The Grand Prix is said to have traveled just over 101,000 miles and appears to be in very nice driver condition.

I actually like the Rally II wheels better than honeycomb or aftermarket wheels on the second generation Grand Prix. The seller states that the factory spare tire and jack are still in the trunk. The dark green Grand Prix has new tires, new paint new vinyl top and new weatherstrip. I think the buyer of this car will be very happy.


  1. Moparman Moparman Member

    Compared to the “chicken coop” find also posted here, with a starting price of $3k and a reserve, this IS the one is worth going for! I concur with Bruce, that the lucky buyer will be very happy! GLWTA!! :-)

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  2. Mitchell Gildea Member

    Beautiful car and if the price is low enough will be a heck of a steal I’ll tell you hwhat

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  3. Terry

    the green guts are unfortunate, but aside from that its a beautiful car……

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    • morrisangelo

      Green interior was common in the early 70’s.

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      • Terry

        so were bell bottoms and tye dye shirts. Doesnt mean I want any of those either :-)

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  4. DayDreamBeliever DayDreamBeliever

    Boy, I dunno.
    Something about this car….. The fender arches/flares over the wheels just don’t seem quite right.
    And that is the weirdest exhaust exit on the driver’s side that I have ever seen. Doesn’t match the other one at all.

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    • Gransedan

      I agree with you about the quarter panel wheel arches. They do appear to be ‘off’. The car is missing it’s wheel opening trim. I believe that was standard on all GP’s of this year.

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  5. John Oliveri

    I’d gut the gut, loose the green interior for white, otherwise nice car, add power windows

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  6. PairsNPaint

    Always loved this model, just not in green.

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  7. DN

    Longest hood on a US production car was the story I heard….

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  8. Slipgelie

    I didn’t realize that I like these until now! As for the green interior, I’m kind of digging it! To each their own of course but I would roll this beauty as it is!

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  9. Jimbo

    Had a ‘71 Model J in a bright Willow Green with tan interior. Same 400 ci with the Rochester Quadrajet. The car was really fast and had decent road manners for a car built in the early 70’s. Never did get much over 12 mpg but it was a blast to drive!

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  10. Lance Platt

    Really nice Poncho survivor…not a trailer queen show car. Loved the Grand Prix styling and handling of the 1969-77 era. Seeing cars like this really make me sad. There is no Pontiac brand, no Grand Prix model or GM clone, no personal luxury cars and few American made cars of any type. There are still medium sized silver with gray interior sedans and overweight sporty cars like the Mustang/Camaro/Challenger but none that combine sport and luxury like a 1972 big V-8 GP.

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  11. John Oliveri

    That’s why I have my 73 Grand Prix SJ, w it’s 455, and I have a new E43 Benz, not the same, prefer the 47 yr old car to the 2 yr old, it’s got more personality

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  12. Nick Mullins

    Parents bought me a used ‘72 GP SJ 455 as a junior in High School. They obviously didn’t know what they had done and I didn’t tell them!
    What a sleeper of a car and fast as heck!!
    Won a lot of red light to red light races back in the day too!!

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