1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Chevrolet Impala wagon
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About “Land Shark”
My wife (BigBlueBonnie) gave me this car for a Christmas present. She is awesome.
It is a 1963 Grand Prix with a 421 HO engine, with tripower and a 4 speed.
Many car enthusiasts today didn't know Pontiac made a 421 CID engine and what that engine really was. In 1963, there weren't any GTOs, Camaros, Mustangs or Chargers prowling the streets. If you wanted a muscle car, you got a full size car with a monster engine. The 409 Chevy, 413 Mopar and 421 Pontiacs ruled the streets. The 421 HO Pontiac engine with the tripower was one of the best back then. It was the first of the large journal Pontiac V-8s, the grandfather of the 455.
It isn't a big block. Pontiac never made small blocks and big blocks. Every Pontiac V-8 from the first 287 in 1955 to the last 455 had the same external dimensions.
Yes, Land Shark is big, loud and fast. I stomped a first generation Camaro in some stop light drag racing during the test drive.....twice! The Camaro passenger kept looking over at the Grand Prix and asking the driver "What the h*ll is in that thing?"
The car features power steering, power brakes, power antenna, a Deluxe AM radio with rear speaker and 8 lug wheels.
The name (Land Shark) was bestowed upon her by WildWIlliam, who I was following one evening after a car show. He had his top down and said it was like a Land Shark following a minnow.
Total restoration. Frame, steering, suspension, as clean underneath as it is outside. Paint is 2004 Jag midnight mica. Engine is a 396 punched to 410 Built Big block. This isn't your grandmas wagon, But it did start the restoration as a 90% rust free example of one.
Specs for “Land Shark”
421 CID HO engine
Loud dual exhaust
Specs for “1bad63wagon”
396 Big Block, 400 turbo with about 425hp
Factory Options for “Land Shark”
8 lug wheels
Factory Options for “1bad63wagon”
AM radio, deluxe interior, was a Factory 327 auto car.
Mods for “Land Shark”
No modifications listed.
Mods for “1bad63wagon”
Built 40 over 396 Big Block with tons of aftermarket parts
Hooker ceramikoat headers
2004 Jaguar Midnight Mica base clear Urethane
polished booster and cyl
New 15x8 Cragar SS rims for the nostalgia look
Lots of chrome and aluminum, etc, etc, etc
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