Pontiac Grand Am
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Pontiac
Model: Grand Am
Pontiac Grand Am

The Pontiac Grand Am was originally a mid-size car that later became a compact car. It was produced by the Pontiac division of General Motors in two separate 3-year runs. These occurred in the '70s: from 1973 to 1975 and again from 1978 to 1980. Production of the Grand Am was nevertheless canceled in 1980 when it was supplanted by the Pontiac 6000. The Grand Am was oddly enough reintroduced in 1985 when it replaced the Pontiac Phoenix. Later it was replaced once again only this time by the Pontiac G6. The Grand Am was offered as a sedan or as a coupe and could be had with either a 400 or a 455 engine. It seems that 147 of the 1973 model year Grand Ams were shipped with a four-speed manual transmission and subsequently, the four speed manual transmission was available only with the 400 in<sup>3</sup> engine. All of the 455 engine equipped cars were manufactured as automatics. Pontiac also offered a single Grand Am station wagon as an experiment during its first year of production. Further, a NACA hood was an option for all three years. In 1999, the Grand Am was redesigned yet again and entered its fifth generation. The only identical sibling at this point was the Oldsmobile Alero. It has been speculated that the very first 1999 Grand Am rolled off the assembly line on June 15, 1998; however, it is more likely that this occurred earlier in April or May. This speculation is a result of the fact that 1999 Grand Ams had been spotted on lots as early as late May 1998. Obviously, someone does not know what the factory was up to for a few months, but one thing is certain, those cars did not build themselves and arrive months before production was said to have began.

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