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mark_potter_2000 ADMIN October 7, 2012
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Group Description

The "Colonnade"-styled Pontiac Grand Prixs of 1973 to 1977. These cars carried over the basic long-hood, short-deck styling of the 69-72 GPs but added new styling cues such as the opera window replacing the roll-down rear side windows of previous years with the new design featuring side pillars but frameless windows - a move away from the pillarless hardtop design due to forthcoming Federal rollover safety standards that never materialized but would spell the end of hardtop and convertible body styles - at least for the time period. Also featured was a V-shaped rear window similar to that of the 1967-70 Cadillac Eldorados.

Inside, these GPs continued the wrap-around cockpit theme for the instrument panel with Genuine African Crossfire Mahogany trim (1973-74) found on the dash and console separating the new Strato bucket seats upholstered in Morrokide vinyl or cordoroy cloth and available with recliners and adjustable lumbar support - or an optional bench seat with folding armrest.

Three models were available during this era including the base Model J, luxurious Model LJ (beginning 1975) and the sporty Model SJ. Engine offerings included 400 and 455 cubic-inch V8s initially with smaller 350 and 301 V8s added in later years in response the fuel economy needs after the 1973-74 energy crisis.

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