1989 Pontiac Grand Prix SE ( special edition) V-6 with Muncie 5 speed
Interesting Options: 5 Speed Standard, 10 position electric seats bucket seats rear, cruz control, elec sun roof, comnination glovebox, electronic compass, digital with & gas guage.l
Where & when did you find this car?: Found Car in Durhamville with multiple problems.
Acquired in 2000 18 years ago.
What condition was it in: Fair
What's the condition currently? What have you done to it?: condition: medium
Complete Brake replacement, Alternator and tensioner, All sensors, computer, Computer loom, fuel injectors,3/4's of exhaust system, Tires, Emergency brake-mechanical brake adjustment system. rear struts,
Still doing mechanical repair
Why did you buy this particular car?: An uncommon vehicle, a sporty look for a medium size car,
the car is comfortable & a pleasure to drive.
Any interesting facts about this car?: had multiple factory defects in the electrical System.
1989 Car of the Year
Who helped you restore this car?: Car is not fully restored, an on going process. Tom Simone of Tom's Performance, Syracuse New York was able to correct the factory defects,
1930 Pontiac 4 Door Sedan
1948 Pontiac Silver Streak
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1973 Pontiac Lemans
Perry and Cindy Galuppo
1970 Pontiac GTO
1975 Pontiac Trans Am
1968 Pontiac, 1974 Pontiac Trans Am, 2009 Pontiac
1973 Pontiac Grand Am
Bio: I originally bought this car in 1985 when I was a High school senior. I sold it three years later, then found it 25 years later and bought it back in 2012.
1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula
Interesting Options: K7N Cold Air intake, 3.73 gears
Where & when did you find this car?: I found this car at a junkyard. The car was the owners sons vehicle and he no longer wanted it so I jumped on it.
What condition was it in: It needs restoration. Overall it was in decent shape. I had to replace the pinion bearing and replace the plugs and wires. The undercarriage is solid which is good for a NY car.
What's the condition currently? What have you done to it?: It is in much better shape than when I purchased it. I replaced the pinion bearing, plugs and wires, rear hatch shocks an had 3.73 gears put in it. It is getting a fresh paint job on the hood and rear hatch April of 2018. There are other things that need to be done to it but finances don't agree quite yet.
Why did you buy this particular car?: I have always loved Pontiac vehicles. The Firebird and Trans Am have always been my favorite cars.
Any interesting facts about this car?: This car is my first muscle car ever owning. This automobile has given me many opportunities to do things with my children and really pushed me into the car show and car club scene.
Who helped you restore this car?: I have been doing most of the work myself except for the rear end.
Have you taken any special trips?: Not yet.
Has the car won any awards?: Yes. Tied Second place last year at the Bill Rapp show.
What has been the most enjoyable aspect of owning this car?: Just getting out and socializing with other car enthusiasts.
What are your future plans for this car and do you own any more Pontiacs?: I plan on a complete restoration later on down the road.
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge (clone)
Art Johnston & Lauri DeSalvia
1965 Pontiac GTO, 1978 Pontiac Trans Am, 2005 Pontiac GTO