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Old 11-22-2011, 07:30 AM   #1
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Default The Quiet Kustom: 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix



The 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix was one of the first in a long line of GM's "Personal Luxury" cars, much like the better-known Buick Rivera that would premier one year later. The GP was introduced as a lone hardtop model, based on the short wheelbase...

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Old 11-22-2011, 07:41 AM   #2
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Default Re: The Quiet Kustom: 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix

They were a nice looking car but just never clicked for me. The fire bird was my style.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:43 AM   #3
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They were a nice looking car but just never clicked for me. The fire bird was my style.
the '62 Firebird?
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:51 AM   #4
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Default Re: The Quiet Kustom: 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix

never had a Grand Prix,but one of my first cars was a 62 Catalina,paid $25 for it & drove it home--i was 14yr old,i drove the wheels off it,even did the super wide track thing to it once or twice {putting rear wheels on backwards}
jeez the memories of driving that thing through the Black Hills with out a care!
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:52 AM   #5
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beautiful cars, i had one life got in the way.had to sell it
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:00 AM   #6
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Default Re: The Quiet Kustom: 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix

I had a 63 and preferred it to a 62.………They came lowered stock and had there own GP only top in 63
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:09 AM   #7
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Default Re: The Quiet Kustom: 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix

I just got a '63 but would have preferred a '62.
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Beautiful!!!....... No engine pics???
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:31 AM   #9
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Beautiful!!!....... No engine pics???
The motor is stock. Except for a remote solenoid. I just fixed the factory A/C and switched to a turbo 350. The slim jim gave up the ghost (LOL)
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:07 AM   #10
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I just got a '63 but would have preferred a '62.
I think you made the right choice...



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Old 11-23-2011, 03:30 PM   #11
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That is a beautiful 63
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:32 PM   #12
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That is a beautiful 63
Imagine my surprise when I took her out for coffee and discovered the "low fuel" light came on. I didn't know they had those in those days, much less working after all these years.
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I prefer the '63.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:45 PM   #14
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I had a 63 and preferred it to a 62.………They came lowered stock and had there own GP only top in 63
I prefer the 63 with the Wide 8 Mag wheels and an Awesome rear taillight panel.

Exactly like the one I'm selling for my Nephews Father... and if I had the coin... I'd buy that car!
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:04 AM   #15
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Default Re: The Quiet Kustom: 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix

1960, 61, 62 Pontiacs were the neatest GM designs, ever, to me. Oh, and '63-'67 Corvettes. Ever try to buy those years with tri-power and a four speed? Rare and expensive.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:31 PM   #16
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Default Re: The Quiet Kustom: 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix

In the early 1960s, GM stylists were on a roll...there weren't very many bad ones at all in my opinion.

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1960, 61, 62 Pontiacs were the neatest GM designs, ever, to me. Oh, and '63-'67 Corvettes. Ever try to buy those years with tri-power and a four speed? Rare and expensive.
Tripower? check.
Four speed? check.

OK, so it's not a '62 GP, but I like it.

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Old 11-22-2011, 08:13 AM   #17
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I like thw 62 and 64 GPs but favor the 61 cat!
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:15 AM   #18
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Default Re: The Quiet Kustom: 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix

Olds Starfires are probably for another day, but along the same lines... Love them big boats with the buckets, console and floor shifters...
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:42 PM   #19
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... Love them big boats with the buckets, console and floor shifters...
X200!!!

There was a black 62 Bonneville with the buckets and console on ebay a few weeks ago but I couldn't bring myself to bid on an out of state car.

I also had a white 64 with the buckets about twenty years ago, I just didn't appreciate it at the time. Just another one I should have kept. What a fool!
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:22 AM   #20
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The window cleaner at the Pontiac dealership in Auburn Wa probably hated me on Monday mornings between late 1959 and June of 1962 when he/she had to clean my finger and nose prints off the show room windows every other week. A 62 Grand Prix would be high on my want list of cars. One of the best looking Pontiacs of any year or model.
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