The Grand Prix was produced by the Pontiac Division of General Motors from 1962-2002 for coupes and 1988-2008 for sedans. First introduced as part of Pontiac’s full-size car model offering for the 1962 model year, the Grand Prix varied repeatedly in size, luxury, and performance during its lifespan.
The first Pontiac Grand Prix released in 1962 was based on the Catalina coupe, but with less chrome trim, and updated, stylized grill and distinctive headlights. The myriad of options available assured that anyone’s luxury and performance expectations could be met.
For more muscle car appeal, the Grand Prix interior was outfitted with bucket seats,
padded instrument panel, tachometer, and a host of other interior features.
Engine options included the standard 389 V8, two high-output 389 engines,
a 421 ‘street version’ and the pricey 421 dual 4 barrel carb Super Duty that yielded 405hp.
Auto World has replicated in 1:18 scale the rarest 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix, the 421 twin 4-bbl 421 Super Duty finished in Belmar Red paint with white interior and stock 8-lug wheels. Only 16 of these cars were ever produced in real life and only a handful exist today.