Lost Cool Cars of Silicon Valley - 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2

‘Homologation’ - the mere sound of the word makes any Jalop’s delicate parts harden or dampen, according to our own plumbing, am I right? The great Homologated cars of years past have given us cars like the Lancia Delta HF Integrale, or the Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth...or this proud son of Nascar regulations - The 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2.


Legend tells the tale of Richard Petty’s thirst for a more aerodynamic body back in the 1980’s, and from that desire, a couple of twins were born - The 86 Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe and our lost car for today - the Pontiac 2+2 - yes, the ones with enormous rear windows and tragically small trunk openings.

Here, enjoying the Northern California Sun and enjoying the status of ‘the only 2+2’ in the Trailer Park, City, County and all Bay Area (and one of approx 1,200 build back in Reagan’s America, Bought new as told by the original owner) Such uniqueness must be special, I am told several times. I’m sure the chicks just melt at the sound of that asthmatic 150BHP V8, but at least the Automatic tranny lets your right hand free to go to first or second base with a 3rd time Divorcee post that last-call-for-alcohol at the bar down the street. The good news is that you won’t spill your drink when you floor the gas.


Did all the interiors from the 1980’s share the same components across the big 3? The doors remind me of my Dad’s 1984 LeBaron - the same shapes, window switches, glove boxes and scrunched leather.

16” steelies are there - I like them. This one did NOT have the NASCAR rear sticker (supposedly reserved only for cars that ran track) but otherwise all colors, stripes and badges are there. Although the plastic-fantastic interior could use some hard love and armor-all


So, there you have it. I am most familiar with the SS, but this 2+2 stays the course. Coming soon to a Barrett-Jackson auction (or a cheesy episode of Pawn Stars) soon.


If you want to know more, go to Hooniverse for a nice write-up about this car:


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