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1962 Pontiac Grand Prix

General Overview

The 1962 Grand Prix was introduced by Pontiac as a full-size model offering, and was one of the first luxury cars that still packed plenty of performance.

It’s size was a step down from the Bonneville.

The car was essentially a Catalina coupe with minimal outside chrome trim and a sportier interior. Inside were bucket seats separated by a center console including a floor shifter.

The standard engine was the Bonneville’s 303 hp 389ci V8 with 4-bbl carb and dual exhaust. The 389 Tri-Power with 3×2bbl and 318 hp, as well as two other higher-output 389s, was optional. Late in the model year, a ‘street’ version of the larger 421 (primarily a race engine) became available with a 1×4bbl and 320 hp. Pontiac also offered the 421 Super Duty with 2×4bbl rated at 405 hp.

Standard was a 3-speed manual with optional T-10 4-speed with Hurst shifter or 3-speed Roto Hydra-matic.

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Performance

Engine 0 to 60 MPH Quarter Mile Source
389/370 6.6 sec 15.1 sec n/a

Drivetrain

Available Engines:
Trophy V8 389ci 1x2bbl/1x4bbl 230hp/303hp 425 lb-ft
Trophy V8 w/ Tri-Power 389ci 3x2bbl 318 hp 430 lb-ft
389 V8 Trophy 389ci 1x4bbl/3x2bbl 333hp/348hp n/a
421 421ci 1x4bbl 320 hp n/a
421 SD 421ci 3x2bbl 370 hp/405hp n/a
Available Transmissions:
  • 3-Speed Manual
  • 4-Speed Manul
  • 3-Speed Roto Hydra-Matic

Factory Exterior Colors

  • Starlight Black
  • Cameo Ivory
  • Silver Mist Gray Met.
  • Ensign Blue Met.
  • Yorktown Blue Met.
  • Kimberly Blue
  • Silverleaf Green Met.
  • Garnet Mist
  • Bamboo Cream
  • Burgundy
  • Aquamarine
  • Seafoam Aqua
  • Yuma Beige
  • Caravan Gold
  • Mandalay Red

Factory Interior Colors

  • Parchment
  • Caravan Gold
  • Aquamarine
  • Yorktown Blue
  • Silverleaf Green
  • Camden Gray
  • Saddle
  • Guard Red
  • Burgundy
  • Velvet Black
  • Ensign Blue
  • Oxford Gray
  • Carib Aqua
  • Mocha Brown
  • Dark Green
  • Dark Fawn

Production Numbers

  • 2-Dr Hardtop
    Total productions 30,111
  • 421
    Total productions 68
  • 421 SD
    Total productions 16
  • Total
    Total productions 30,195

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