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1989 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Last update: 14.02.2017

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Manufacturer: Pontiac
Model: Grand Prix
Year: 1989
Type: Coupe
Color: Red
Mileage: 225,000
Engine: 3.1L Turbo
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes
Trim: McLaren
Interior Color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1989 Pontiac Grand Prix for sale

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Letting go of a few of my project cars. including this running and driving 89 Grand Prix Turbo. This is sequence #610 of 738 cars built that year. for sale to the public. These cars were way ahead of their time. sporting a turbocharged and intercooled 3. 1L with a high-nickel block. special rods. and a hardened crank. They were built by ASC and the engines were built by McLaren. This one has the typical peeling GM clearcoat. and the engine is showing low oil pressure. It is being sold as-is. NO RESERVE. but it is running and driving. with a new battery and front brakes. This is from Hemmings:

 Excitement was the name of Pontiac's game in the late 1980s. and this GM division delivered genuine period performance in the form of the specialty-built Turbo Grand Prix. It's believed that fewer than 3. 00 of these pumped-up flagship models were sold in 1989 and 1990. and despite their steroidal good looks and lavish equipment. they're largely forgotten today. This makes the Turbo Grand Prix a great buy and modern classic for those in the know.

 Pontiac's venerable Grand Prix nameplate was attached to a completely new car in 1988. the front-wheel-drive GM10/W-body coupe that shared components with the equally new Buick Regal and Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (and. the following year. Chevrolet's two-door Lumina). This fresh Grand Prix earned Motor Trend's 1988 Car of the Year award. although the 3. 1-liter V-6-powered SE model had just 130 hp.

 The Grand Prix would get the "go" to match its "show" the following year. thanks to ASC and McLaren Engine. the powerhouse team of automotive specialty development and engineering firms that had created the exclusive 1987 Buick Regal GNX. as well as the Capri and Mustang-based 1984-1990 ASC/McLaren 5. 0 SC coupes and convertibles. Beginning in the spring of 1989. ASC Inc. would fit unfinished Grand Prix coupes with more aggressive bodywork. suspension tuning. transmission calibration and a unique forced-induction engine.

 While the Turbo Grand Prix was visually differentiated by its flared fender arches. unique front and rear fascias. gold 16 x 8-inch Cross-Lace alloy wheels and functional hood louvers. it was what lay under that hood that really set the car apart. This model's 3. 1-liter V-6 was built with a special crankshaft. 8. 65-compression pistons. a high-capacity oil pump and oil cooler. and a water-cooled Garrett T25 turbocharger with intercooler. bringing a then-impressive 205 hp at 4. 00 RPM and 220-lb. ft. of torque at 3. 00 RPM. Allied to a standard four-speed automatic with high-capacity clutches and torque converter. this engine pushed the 3. 00-pound car to 60 MPH in 7 seconds. and could go on to 128 MPH.

 The Turbo Grand Prix was officially option LG5. costing $4. 88 in 1989 and $5. 36 in 1990. and leading to 1990's stout $25. 60 MSRP. the equivalent of today's $46. 35. Granted. this loaded halo car included standard ABS. a digital Head Up Display and multi-adjustable power front and rear bucket seats; a power moonroof. leather and a choice of Bright Red or Metallic Black paint were its only options. But the car's high price and low production didn't equal instant collectability. and today. only the Pontiac faithful seem to know what it is and what makes it unique.

 Today's book values for this model range between roughly $2. 00 and $6. 00. although low-mile. concours-quality examples can bring a bit more. An online search turned up a one-owner. 6. 80-mile 1990 model that was advertised for $14. 00. but eventually sold for $7. 00 in August 2015. A 50. 00-mile '90 brought $4. 00. while a sub-50. 00 mile 1989 example in excellent condition was bid up to $8. 00 in November. but didn't meet reserve.

 Value Trend
1990: $25. 60
2000: $7. 00
2005: $6. 00
2010: $4. 00
2015: $5. 00

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