For racing fans that like to arrive in style (and a little bit loaded).
Pontiac is long gone and like GM's other rebadged Chevy division, Oldsmobile, it's not coming back. Yesterday's Pontiac Grand Prix buyer is probably driving a Chevy Equinox crossover today instead. But as far as GM sees things, as long as those buyers stick with the automaker as a whole, then it's all good. But we still miss Pontiac, even rather unexciting models from the "Excitement" division like the Grand Prix.
Clearly there are still plenty of them around despite their advancing age, but this doesn't mean they all have to end up in the junkyard. Take this 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix turned limousine.
It's currently up for sale at CNC Motors in Upland, California for an asking price of $17,900. They'll even drop that amount by $2k if you purchase it online. Clearly a Nascar fan had the final say for the mid-size sedan-turned limousine's theme.
Aside from the racing body graphics there's a hilarious rear spoiler and some hood pins. The engine under that hood is GM's old L26 3.8-liter V6 pumping out 200 horsepower that's sent to the front wheels via a four-speed automatic. Don't even ask about 0 to 60 mph times. Trust us, it'll take a while. This stretched Gran Prix has been driven a total of 22,564 miles, which really isn't at all bad considering it's a 16-year-old car. Supposedly, it'll return 20/30 mpg city/highway.
The interior is a mix of tan cloth up front and a Nascar-themed booze fest in the back with black leather seats, a minibar, and a huge mirror mounted on the ceiling. This is definitely not the typical limousine you see these days, many of which are based on the Lincoln MKT.
Still, given its relatively affordable sticker price, this thing is actually not a terrible buy, especially for a limo service looking to add something a bit different to its fleet.