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About 95GTP

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    Learning to Fly
  • Birthday 05/04/1971

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    Des Plaines, IL

Forever Pontiac

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    1995 Grand Prix
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    3.4L DOHC V-6
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  1. You are a terrible human being. Aw just kidding, you got us all! Well played sir.
  2. Dude. Duuuuuuuuuude! I love your commitment, man! That's a sharp sharp ride, much respect. Congrats and keep at it, make it yours. FWIW I drive a 95 GP GTP, which used to look pretty great, but I hate to say I've let her slide over the past few years. But seeing beauties like yours and so many of the other sweet Pontiacs here is really inspiring. Thanks.
  3. Any new pics since Jan.? Can't wait to see it together. Thx for sharing.
  4. You should leave her a note next time, invite her here. I used to do it when I was very active on the late-model GP community. Slightly off topic, but how do you like the 3.6 in your GXP? Four-cammer, right?
  5. Nope, 4-speed auto. The 5-speed W-body GPs were from 88-93 only. And thanks guys! I just wish to heck she still looked like this. Rust sucks.
  6. Keep in mind, now, these are from about 8 years ago, in her prime. Taken at a Pontiac show in Pontiac, IL: A misc shot:
  7. The 65 GP may be my favorite Pontiac. What a stunner you have there, conrgats and enjoy. EDIT- Pontiac, IL, Pontiac meets would be great. I was at a Pontiac show there a few years ago with my GTP: I wish she still looked like that. -Gus
  8. GASP!! LOVE!! LUST!! What a beauty, congratulations. I just joined, I'm checking out everybody's cars. My jaw is hanging open every time I click a link, it seems. Take care of that gem, but I do hope you drive it some. EDIT- did it arrive safely? More pics? NM, just saw your latest thread. Wow! -Gus
  9. Hey, my wife drives a 2005 SV6! Silver, we bought it about 4 years ago. We love it but the power sliding doors are a pain- the driver's side is out of cal or something, it won't power open or close properly, and it sounds the door chime constantly. Had to pull the radio fuse to silence it. Also the OnStar quit. Next month we'll have the money to get it fixed. We love this thing on the highway, great mileage. I like how stable it is- you sit pretty high up but it never feels tippy in turns. One of these days I'll put an open cone air filter on it, maybe a Cherry Bomb muffler with a nice chrome tip, just to set her apart. Enjoy, TTYL. -Gus
  10. Hi there, I love those Bonnies. Great plates! I'm in Des Plaines, was born and raised in Chicago. Take it easy, see you around. -Gus
  11. New guy here. Glad to find this place, so many beautiful Ponchos, new and old. I'm partial to Grand Prixs of all years, also the big 60s boats, the 80s-90s stuff- pretty much all of them. Currently, I drive the hell out of a 95 Grand Prix GTP, which I bought new and now has over 308,000 daily-driver miles- all on the original engine. (I’ve had the heads off to fix a couple stripped spark plug threads and refresh the valves, but the bottom end is still factory sealed.) I've been to 27 states in this car, including a killer romp from Chicago to San Francisco, down the PCH to LA, and back again. She has tasted the salt at Bonneville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Michigan Upper Peninsula, and all points in between. Three days after I bought her new, I drove from Chicago to the Badlands of South Dakota, which is apparently just the ticket for proper break-in. I have taken great care of this car, and even showed her to a small degree, mostly small local cruise nights and such, although she did place 3rd at a POCI show back in 2001. Then about 6 years ago a Toyota Supra turned left into my path, banged up the left front and left rear of my mighty GTP. FWIW, the Supra left the scene on a flatbed, dribbling coolant, and with the front end shoved over about a foot. I drove myself away. American iron 1, Japan 0. Bought a house and had another kid since then, so the GTP has suffered a steady decline due to neglect. But she’s still pretty reliable, overheating lately though, and still hauls the mail when I stand on it. Someday, when she gets to retire from daily driver duty, I’ll try to bang her back into shape. My daughter is showing an interest in cars, so I'll get her to help me clean the old girl up and bring her back from the edge. My wife was recently promoted at her job, which means that I should be able to buy a new car next summer. It looks like a Grand Prix GXP will be very much in my sights. Started looking online just for kicks, and I found a 2005 for $11,500, with only 66k miles. HUD, sunroof, paddle shifters, and the honkin’ 5.3L V-8. Of course, this one won’t be around in a year, but if I found one like this now, there will be more a year from now. While I wish it were a two-door, I really like those GPs and the V8 is just icing on the cake. A 6-speed manual would be nice, but the manumatic 4-speed will do. I’d like a 2005, since it’s exactly a decade removed from my 95 GTP, they’d make nice bookends that way. On the other hand, since I call my 95 the Mach 5, a 2006 GXP could be the Mach 6. A 95 Mach 5 and an 06 Mach 6, see? FWIW, my wife drives a 2005 Montana SV6. We have 2 kids, and my wife regularly cares for my sister's 2 and my niece's kid, so it comes in handly. I wish the power sliding doors weren't so troublesome, but we like it. Joy, peace, and axle grease! -Gus
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