These days, the concept of a full-size convertible from a domestic big-three automaker is as foreign as building a car with an estimated fuel economy of 8.1 MPG. In the early 1970s, however, five of GM’s divisions (Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and Pontiac) built plus-sized and potentially thirsty convertibles, albeit for a limited market. Of the available choices in 1973, the Pontiac Grand Ville convertible was the rarest, with a mere 4,447 examples constructed, while surprisingly the Cadillac Eldorado, with 9,315 examples built, was the most common. This 1973 Pontiac Grand Ville convertible, for sale on Hemmings.com, is said to be a three-owner car with just 115,000 miles on the odometer and a single repaint in the original Porcelain Blue. In recent years, the Pontiac has received a considerable amount of mechanical attention, meaning it should be all but ready for the summer touring and show season. From the seller’s description:
1973 Pontiac Grand Ville Convertible
Three owner car since new. Always garaged
455 cubic inch V-8 – 4 bbl carburetor – dual exhaust from the factory
Factory AC, Power Windows & Seat, Tilt Wheel, AM/FM Stereo
Repainted the original Porcelain Blue in May 2000
Master Cylinder and Power Brake Booster
AC converted to R134a
Shocks and Tires
Complete new Kanter front end
Convertible Top with new bows, joints weatherstrip
Rear pinion seal
This car has been on many AACA Founder’s Tours and Sentimental Tours and runs out 100%.
Manuals and extra parts and a car cover go with the car
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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