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Old 11-20-2020, 01:42 AM
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Hi all,

Just purchased a 1971 Grand Prix 400 4 spd car from a friend in CA. Car is on a truck right now heading East. Will be dropped in Indiana soon and I'll drive there to bring it back to Virginia. Don't really need another car project ....but...it's on it way. I had the console shifter plate removed and shipped to me prior to the long drive across the country. Those are impossible to replace and I didn't want it to disappear before I got the car. I'll post pictures later ...car is oddly optioned and is one of the 52 manual trans cars made that year before they dropped the option and made automatics standard equipment. 2nd Picture is a rare sight ...2 4 spd shifter plates side by side. :-)

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Old 11-20-2020, 11:05 AM
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Wow, that's a rare find.

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Way to go Bruce, congrats on your wise purchase.

Post some pics of the car, plus PHS.

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Way to go Bruce, congrats on your wise purchase.



Post some pics of the car, plus PHS.
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What color is the GP?
Nice to see no AC

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What color is the GP?

Nice to see no AC
Its an Orangish color ....special order ...have not figured it out yet. Pictures when I pick it up end of the week.

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NICE GP!



It would be nice to find the build sheet in the car. It may have the color of the paint. (paint code)


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NICE GP!



It would be nice to find the build sheet in the car. It may have the color of the paint. (paint code)

I'll take everything apart when I get it home at the end of the week to see if its still in the car ....

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Way to go Bruce, congrats on your wise purchase.



Post some pics of the car, plus PHS.
A couple of pics ...car is waiting for me in Muncie Indiana....picking up with my trailer at the end of the week.

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Original dealer was in Alturas, up in the northeast part of California, where Nevada, Oregon and California meet. Small ranching town of a few thousand people. With all the options on that car some wealthy rancher must have bought that one. And it gets hot up there during the summer but most cars from the area didn't have A/C.
My dad was a highway engineer and spent a good part of his career working from there.

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'Don't really need another car project ....but...it's on it way"

Understatement

Nice ride Bruce, has the right amount of pedals! Now sell me some of your '63 wagon stuff for mine!

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'Don't really need another car project ....but...it's on it way"

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Nice ride Bruce, has the right amount of pedals! Now sell me some of your '63 wagon stuff for mine!

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great car. was this for sale some time back? reason i ask, i went to log the phs in my files and it was already in there from some time ago. ????

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great car. was this for sale some time back? reason i ask, i went to log the phs in my files and it was already in there from some time ago. ????
Been for sale for awhile...cant say how long ...

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Very cool car!

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The pic in your 1st post shows black leather interior. This pic shows a lighter colored interior, not leather. Which is it?

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The pic in your 1st post shows black leather interior. This pic shows a lighter colored interior, not leather. Which is it?
Black leather picture with 2 console plates is my 69 SJ 4 spd ....

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The pic in your 1st post shows black leather interior. This pic shows a lighter colored interior, not leather. Which is it?
2 4spd GPs now ...

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Way to go Bruce, congrats on your wise purchase.



Post some pics of the car, plus PHS.
Just realized the 71 has a 72 lower grill section ....if anyone has a spare 71 or knows of one for sale somewhere...let me know ...gotta start collecting 71 stuff.
Some of my 69 stash will fit this car ...but definitely some 71 only things I'll need to get ....is it Norwalk time yet ..??!!
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