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1989 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by Battle Pope, Jan 21, 2005.

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  1. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

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    Topic says it all. Found an '89 Turbo Grand Prix in a local nickel ad paper. Supposedly in good shape with no rust. Should I even consider it?
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    since when did GP's come turbocharged???
     
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    its a grand am turbo..... they can be really fun if you want to spend a little on them every so often... but basically they are like every other turbo car.... just with shitty stopping
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    Nope. It's a Grand Prix Turbo. Only made in '89 and '90, in limited runs of 3000-4000 per year. 3.1 liter turbo V6. The car was engineered my McLaren. I remember Steve telling me about them awhile back.
     
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    that sounds pretty interesting....
     
  6. Battle Pope

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    We'll see what Steve has to say, seeing as he was the one who told me about them to begin with.
     
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    TommyTheCat Gonzo Scientist

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    I've heard the 3.4L works just as good in the car.
     
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    you HAVE GOT TO BE FUCKING KIDDING ME


    Get on AIM. Now.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    supercharged GPs only came in 97+ models when the body changed.

    Turbo GPs are nasty cars if you mess with them.
     
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    If I had the money to fix everything wrong with it... this car would be... teh ultimate sl33p3r y0!!
     
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    in 1991 Pontiac released a supercharged version of a stroked out 2.8 by GMs own machining. The original 3.1 is a McLaren debut motor specifically meant for the TGP.

    The GTPs 3.1 overheated with factory means of turbo charging, and the GTP recieved a supercharger in 1991.

    Lots of pontiac "First ofs" are a lie. Like Widetrack Grand Prix.. The WideTrack is 6 inches.. SIX INCHES... thinner than the TGP / GTP.

    -> Steve
     
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    It's the shits, but I can't get this one. It just needs way too much work to justify the purchase. It's unfortunate, but sadly I'll be passing this one up.

    If it's still there in 2 weeks and he's still taking 1200 for it, I might change my mind though.
     
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    ... if it's there in 2 weeks he'll take $800 for it.

    -> Steve
     
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    Got any links to back that up? because as far as I know 91-96 GTPs did not have a supercharger on it.
     
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    Ah, you may win this argument. The only thing more boring than driving a non Turboed Pontiac is talking about one.

    -> Steve
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    wasn't trying to argue, I just don't remember ever seeing one. I thought perhaps you had. :)
     
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    a little late

    i see that this thread is a few years old but if anyone is still reading it i have a 90 grand prix turbo that i am parting out (or just selling the whole car if wanted) so if anyone needs parts just ask
     
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    ejclide Swapper for life!

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    Where are you ?

    Yeah yeah dead thread an all aside. Don't care. Need TGP.

    is it a 4 door ?sunroof ? black ?
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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