For 1969, John Z. DeLorean, Pontiac's general manager at the time, ordered the development of an all-new Grand Prix based on a slightly stretched version (G-body) and brought a new level style and luxury into the intermediate class. DeLorean instructed the engineering staff: "with nothing to spared to make it the finest Pontiac on the market.”
The body took the long-nose/short-deck styling theme farther than Pontiac ever had before with the beaked radiator-style grille and a semi-fastback roofline. It also had options like a Cordova top and Rally II wheels. The redesigned radiator, "Coke bottle" body shape and other Duesenberg styling cues, plus the "longest in the industry" bonnet gave the Grand Prix a feel of high luxury. Even the model names took elements of old Duesenbergs (J and SJ trim). The Model "J" stands for John DeLorean.
Inside, the 1969 Grand Prix featured a sporty and luxurious interior with a wraparound cockpit-style instrument panel that placed virtually all controls and gauges within easy reach of the driver, and was named the "Command Seat". The "Strato" bucket seats were separated by a console slanted toward the driver which included the customary floor shifter. Innovations introduced on the 1969 Grand Prix included a concealed radio antenna, which amounted to two wires in the windshield. Also new were flush-mounted "pop-open" exterior door handles instead of the normal door handles featuring a grab handle and push button.
This Pontiac got Car Life Magazine’s 1969 ENGINEERING AWARD. V8, Auto, electric windows, Rally II wheels, burgundy red, black Cordova roof, green interior. Completely renovated. This unique car is the only one in UK. Air Condition unit is included but not fitted. Manuals, electric wiring diagrams and a nice model car included.
THE AGREED INSURANCE VALUE IS £18,000.-
The car was featured in CLASSIC AMERICAN No.283, November 2014, pages 40 - 44.
MOT until April 2018. This car has never failed the MOT after the renovation.