This 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix Is The Cure For The Common GTO – A Big, Clean, Car!


This 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix Is The Cure For The Common GTO – A Big, Clean, Car!

So truth be told, I’m kind of shopping these days. Not ready to buy yet, but I’m peeking seriously at stuff to find something to stick in the garage at the new house. I have divested myself of my wrecker and Buford T Justice (sans engine) went to a good home. I have been lusting after every freaking car I have seen on the internet over the last few weeks and I think I have narrowed my focus (oh, shiny thing!) to cars of the “pre-muscle car” era. I am talking about 1960-1963 performance cars. They are big, they are less appreciated in my book, and they are a little more interesting (at least to me) than the stuff that came after them. All that stuff is awesome but those primordial muscle bombers really spin my crank.

Fords and Pontiacs of the era are probably my favorites and this 1963 Grand Prix (outside of the fact that it is missing a four speed) is kind of perfect in my eyes. You have the great nose of the car with the European themed driving lights set into the grill, you have the blue interior, the neat tail panel with the lights that run straight across the back of the car, and you have all that steel that makes up the crisp and near body lines. The 389 engine has a dual snorkel air cleaner and was pretty gutsy for its day. I’d probably want to build a somewhat correct 421 for the car eventually but rolling down the road with the windows down in this thing would really fit the bill.

Now, this car is much nicer than the junk I can afford but it still is fun to look at. A little window shopping never hurt anyone, right?

RacingJunk.com РThis 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix is not a GTO and that is cool 


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5 thoughts on “This 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix Is The Cure For The Common GTO – A Big, Clean, Car!

  1. egads

    Add states that this IS a tripower car. Brian you would love this Poncho, power, comfort, and non stop class!!!

  2. Rand Breitbach

    Great minds think alike. I was in the market for a mid-60\’s GM 4 speed car, no Camaro, Chevelle, etc. SO found a 1965 Olds Jetstar 1, very rare full size \”gentleman\” performance car. Yup it even had a 4 speed. This car is way cool and fun to drive with 370 factory HP!

  3. Rand Breitbach

    Great minds think alike. I was in the market for a mid-60’s GM 4 speed car, no Camaro, Chevelle, etc. SO found a 1965 Olds Jetstar 1, very rare full size “gentleman” performance car. Yup it even had a 4 speed. This car is way cool and fun to drive with 370 factory HP!

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