Grand Am

Inspired by BMW? 1973 Pontiac Grand Am

Pontiac created the Grand Am in response to the growing presence of premium European coupes in the U.S. like ones from Mercedes-Benz and BMW. The first generation of the car would follow these lines, but sales may have been… more»

400-Powered 1978 Pontiac Grand Am

The sporty Grand Am was an on-again, off-again model at Pontiac during the seventies and early eighties, seeing only moderate sales numbers for the period, but later went on to achieve a successful spot in Pontiac’s lineup beginning in… more»

Sleeper Sedan? 1974 Pontiac Grand Am 400 Survivor

Four door Grand Am Month continues with this Saugatuck, Michigan classic. The black four-door hardtop version of Pontiac’s sporty mid-sized features a non-original 400 V8 replacing the original base 400. A nearly perfect interior combines with decent paint for… more»

4 Door 4 Speed: 1973 Pontiac Grand Am

Do you want to drive the most unique car to the next Pontiac Car Show? Reportedly, only 12 Pontiac Grand Ams were built in 1973 with 4 doors and a 4 speed manual transmission. If this was an Oldsmobile,… more»

Blended Models: 1973 Pontiac Grand Am

The Grand Am debuted in 1973 as Pontiac’s response to the growth in popularity of European cruising sedans. As Pontiac’s goal was to introduce both luxury and performance in a single package, the car got its name by borrowing… more»

European-Inspired: 1973 Pontiac Grand Am

The Grand Am was Pontiac’s attempt to woo buyers who were attracted to European sport/luxury sedans like BMW. Based on the new Colonnade mid-size platform in 1973, it shared in the design and/or name of several existing Pontiac products,… more»

50k One-Owner Miles: 1974 Pontiac Grand Am

Grand Prix + Trans Am = Grand Am.  Maybe that’s oversimplifying it a bit, but by the early seventies, Pontiac was taking note that a few foreign automakers were seeing some success by offering luxurious automobiles with sporty features… more»

4-Speeds/4 Doors! 1973 Pontiac Grand Am

Wow, here’s an unusual one for review, a first year, 1973 Pontiac Grand Am with four doors and a four-speed manual transmission – hardly a regular find on anything produced by what was then the BIG Three and a… more»

Rebuilt 400: 1973 Pontiac Grand Am Colonnade Coupe

For decades, the American automotive industry survived in a virtual vacuum. Companies like Ford and General Motors enjoyed a strong presence on foreign shores, but marques from Europe and Asia failed to impact the North American market. That changed… more»

Two-Owner Survivor: 1974 Pontiac Grand Am

I’ve previously discussed how I find classic cars with known ownership histories attractive, and many potential buyers share that sentiment. However, it sometimes doesn’t translate into feverish bidding activity when the time comes for an owner to part with… more»

Misunderstood Mid-Size? 1973 Pontiac Grand Am

Looking to thwart the growing presence of European sporty cars like Mercedes-Benz and BMW, Pontiac came out with the Grand Am in 1973. It was something of a cross between the Grand Prix and the Trans Am in both… more»

Garage Find: 1973 Pontiac Grand Am 400

The big news at Pontiac in ’73 was the introduction of the new Grand Am. A mid-sized A-body coupe or sedan it had a lot of internal competition between the LeMans/GTO and the Grand Prix. But the Grand Am’s… more»

Muscle In Disguise? 1973 Pontiac Grand Am

The 1973 Grand Am represented Pontiac’s attempt to take on European manufacturers by playing them at their own game. The aim was to produce a car with the performance credentials of the Trans Am with the luxury leanings of… more»

One-Owner Project: 1973 Pontiac Grand Am

Pontiac’s Grand Am, new for 1973, was inspired by the encroaching European brands like Mercedes and BMW into the U.S. car market. The idea was to combine sporty-car and luxury-car into the same package. So, the Grand Am would… more»

2000 Pontiac Grand Am With Only 3,700 Miles!

We generally don’t tend to feature vehicles this new here at Barn Finds, but this 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE is something a bit out of the ordinary. This 20-year-old vehicle has a genuine 3,700 miles showing on its… more»

Poncho Pickup: 1974 Pontiac Grand Camino

Sometimes, when you want something, in particular, you just have to make it yourself. GM was, and is, notorious for offering variations of the same body across multiple divisions. The Cadillac Cimarron disaster comes to mind. However, the El… more»

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