We can’t take credit for finding this one. That goes to Todd Ryden, our pal at In Gear Media. Todd shot us a note when he saw this ad and we fell into the same spell he did while looking at this car. This is a weird car. It is a cool car, but a weird one in many ways as well. This 1974 Pontiac Grand Am four door was ordered with an amazing array of factory high performance options. From the 400 4bbl engine to the 4-speed transmission, to the honeycomb wheels, heavy duty air cleaner, full gauge package, custom sport steering wheel, reclining bucket front seats, and on and on an on. The real question here is about who ordered this car. Was it a kid who had parents buying him a car and they demanded a four door? Was it a husband who traded in his Trans-Am and bought what is essentially the closest thing to it in four doors? In the end it was someone who really was an enthusiast and who knew the option sheets like the back of their hand.
Today, cars are not bought like they were a few decades back. Today optional equipment is sold in “packages” and “groups”. Back in 1974, you could order like a buffet line if you knew what you were doing. The person who bought this car went in with a plan. We’ve never seen or heard of another Grand Am with this list of options. For 1974, this was a hot car, especially in the realm of four door sedans.
In case you’re thinking that this is some sort of screw job and that no one would have ever intentionally bought this car, the seller has both the original window sticker and the actual dealer order sheet, specifying all the options! 1974 Grand Ams are not collectible cars, especially in the four door form, but that is actually a good thing in this case. You could buy what we think is a one of one car for dirt cheap money!
Scroll down past the photos and hit the link to see the ad!
eBay Link: Wildly optioned 1974 Pontiac Grand Am