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Cars > Challenges > “1 wild truck” Vs “"The RED"....aka "The GRAND AIR GT"”

 

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Danforth, Illinois
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States

 

1968 Chevrolet C10 none

“1 wild truck”

1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT

“"The RED"....aka "The GRAND AIR GT"”

 
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Photo of: 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

No longer owned

 

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About “1 wild truck”

i bought this truck seven yrs ago was a drag truck at one time still have the same motor that in it that i run today sometimes it scares me when i have the urge to get on it.

About “"The RED"....aka "The GRAND AIR GT"”

This car was purchase in Jan of '01, with a (high) 89,234 miles. It NOW only has only 112,000 orig miles on it.
The first owner (I'm the 2nd) maintained and BABIED this car so much and then "I" bought it ! Which meant MOBIL one every 3k...washed weekly, kept IMMACULATE, tons of NEW 'GM' parts installed. I
This red GT coupe def had an AIR BAG SUSPENSION in its future, but we wanted to create a 'one of a kind' while keeping it relatively stock looking.
The '96 Grand Am was my "daily driver" for the first year & half or so. Since the end of '02 this car has barely even seen rain. It's been kept in pristine condition.
Just my "fun" car to cruise around in since 2003... : )

The INSIDE of this car was like BRAND NEW.
Seriously a GORGEOUS car, and soooooo fun, unfortunately for ME... I have too many cars to keep this one. So, I decided to give it up though, as I no longer have the time to continue to finish it, and have moved on to NEWER car projects!
In November of 2009- The "Grand AIR" was bartered to a close friend. Hopefully it makes it back out to some car shows in the near future though!

 

Specs for “1 wild truck”

motor is a 383 stroker cam is a 292 with a 501 lift 400 steel crank lunati roller lifters lunati titaneum rods running 2 500 edelbrock carbs jetted up to 550s heads are 202s at the time it was being raced it ran 125mph in the quarter mile. 400 turbo trans with a hurst megastar shifter. running a 373 gear

Specs for “"The RED"....aka "The GRAND AIR GT"”

---FACTORY specifications---

*ENGINE = 3100 V6
155 Horsepower with 185 ft/lb's of Torque
[189 cubic inch, OHV 6-cylinder]

*TRANSMISSION = 4T60-E
4-speed AUTOMATIC ; (
(no manual tranny available on the V6 engine!) kinda dumb.


---Standard Features---

*SAFETY:
-Antilock Braking System
-Driver and Passenger Air Bags
-Electronic Traction-Control System

*MECHANICAL:
-Front Wheel Drive
-Power Rack & Pinion Steering
-stainless steel exhaust
-front suspension: McPherson Struts w/Coil Springs
-rear suspension: solid axle w/Delco shocks & Coil Springs

*EXTERIOR:
-'FLAME RED' Paint
-Soft-Ray Tinted Glass (70% light transmittance)
-'5-mph bumpers'
-Foglights

*INTERIOR:
-'TAN' cloth
-Air Conditioning
-AM/FM Stereo w/ 4 Speakers
-Power Locks
-Remote Fuel & Trunk Release
-Driver AND Passenger-side Door Handle-Activated Lights

 

Factory Options for “1 wild truck”

nothing factory about it now

Factory Options for “"The RED"....aka "The GRAND AIR GT"”

Factory Options

***** "Option Groups" & ---Options

***** "GT package"
-DOHC, 16-valve "TWIN CAM" engine w/5-speed Manual (Isuzu) transaxle
-FE3 suspension
-Dual Exhaust Tips
-Ground Effects
-Side Body Cladding
-Spoiler
-GT-specific 3 spoke, [IF car was WHITE] body-colored 16" alloys with 205/55/R16 Goodyear "RSA" Performance Tires
-Cruise Control
-Tilt Steering Wheel
-Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob

---3100 V-6 engine w/ 4-speed Automatic transaxle

---A/C

---Delco CD player w/7-band equalizer

---Remote Cassette Player (semi-RARE)

---Premium 6-Speaker Sound System

---Power Windows

---Power Mirrors

---Front and Rear Reading Lamps

---Moonroof

---40/60 Fold-Down Rear Seats



>>> "The GRAND AIR GT" is only MISSING the following ***** "Option Group" & ---Options:

***** "Sport Interior Option Group" *which included:
-Lumbar Supported Driver's Seat
-Passenger-Side Grab Handle
-Sport Stitched Seats
-Bolster on bottom of Front Seats

---[Sport Interior] Leather Seats "FROM-the-factory" (VERY rare!!!)....but THIS GT has them anyway! : )

---POWER Driver's Seat (VERY VERY rare!]

---Steering Wheel Mounted Radio Controls

---Engine Block Heater

 

Mods for “1 wild truck”

int. is done in black velour dash panel and floor console are done in oak. some parts under hood and int. i made from stain steel including spoiler on back color is blackcherry with metel flake basecoat clearcoat wheels are 15in. neptunes by american. tires are 15in. 275rs on all 4 corners. some of the int. and all of the bed inside is done in flames with ac/dc logos on door panals and shot down in flames inside bed.

Mods for “"The RED"....aka "The GRAND AIR GT"”

***PERFORMANCE***

-Air Intake is 78mm tubing w/small K&N filter

-Custom-made ON the car, ONE-piece STAINLESS catback exhaust [had to come off because of the air ride, but I had it fabricated and reinstalled on the 1992 H.O. GT]

>>>NOW it has a completely custom SIDE EXHAUST with chambered glasspack muffler

-PowerStop crossdrilled & slotted front brake rotors

-NEW 7mm AC Delco Spark Plug Wires (oh yeah!)

-NEW AC Delco Spark Plugs

-A few decals..(12hp EACH!) LOL

-"Friction Free 3000"-equipped engine! *Ask me ---UNBELIEVABLE!!!



***SUSPENSION***

-CHASSIS TECH Strutbags up front (w/1/2" NPT baby!)

-2500 lb bags for the rear

-2 Firestone compressors

-2 Firestone air tanks

-1/2 air line

-8 SMC (fast) solenoid valves

-Air Ride Tech. digital gauge (by Dakota Digital) for bags

-Firestone dual-needle gauge
for tanks (Expen$ive focker!)

-custom mounted switch panel



***INTERIOR***

-Speedhut white-faced indiglo gauges

-white shift column panel

-custom HVAC knobs

-BRAND NEW tan carpet!!!

-BRAND NEW floor mats!

-almost "BRAND motha-effin NEW" Charcoal Gray factory LEATHER seats!
(Sport Interior Package seats, since they're OEM!)



***SOUND SYSTEM***

-Alpine CDA-D855 1.5 din head unit! : )
[currently have a damn JVC head unit in 'the Red' until I get the Alpine (back from being cleaned and separate custom eq setup finished]

-Infinity 4 X 6" speaker plates w/tweeters on the doors

-Kicker tweeters in the factory location

-Kicker 6 X 9"'s on rear deck

.......& IN THE TRUNK!!! : )
-1, yes ONE, 12 inch KICKER XPL sub that knocks SO clear and SO loud that it makes me wanna CRY when I think about parting with this car, ever!

-1 ROCKFORD FOSGATE PUNCH POWER 500a amp. (bridged) -powering the XPL

-1 Alpine MRP-F200 amp -powering ALL the mids & highs



***EXTERIOR***

-red painted EVERYTHING! (mirrors, grills, and wipers!)

-WeatherTech ventguards (red!)

-GTS sun roof deflector (red!)

-Solar Guard "Cool-Chrome" 39% light-mirrored window film on front side windows (why? I don't know !?) -tired of tickets man.

-Solar-Guard "Graphite Series" LIMO TINT (rear sides)

-Solar-Guard "Graphite Series" 22% TINT (rear window)

-lightly tinted (50%) side mirrors

-Catz Foglights

-Nokya Artic White Low Beams

-Lukz Diamond-Blue High Beams

-custom mesh grills

-custom white reflectors!!

-GTS taillight covers

-red painted drums/calipers

-CHROME 18" Alba 'LEXO' rims wearing some Falken FK-451 tires. *(Alba discontinued the LEXO's in early '04)



***MISCELLANEOUS***

-DEI Remote Start & Alarm w/radar sensor!

-Blue Electroluminescent Scanner

 

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