Collector car auction companies like to talk about certain vehicles being “time capsules,” still in virtually pristine condition, hardly used since it was driven off a dealership lot.
The Pick of the Day appears to be just such a car, a 1977 Pontiac Grand Prix LJ that has turned only 1,971 miles since new.
“This car has always been garaged and has hardly been driven,” according to its advertisement on ClassicCars.com. “It’s in amazing condition inside and out!
“Everything is like new and flawless and is just like sitting in a brand-new car!” adds the seller, a specialty dealership in Troutman, North Carolina.
According to the seller, the car was a special-order vehicle in Cream Gold paint with gold pinstripes. The interior is tan velour “that looks brand new.”
“The steering wheel and everything else on this car show no sign of wear, the carpet looks and smells fresh, the dash has no cracks and is clean, gauges and glass are clean with no cracks or scratches and are crystal clear. Even the engine and trunk smell new!
“The car runs and drives great and AC is ice cold!”
The dealer reports that the rubber seals are in “great condition” for their age, and that the battery and tires have been replaced due to age.
“I did find a small ding in the rs door and a couple of minor chips in the paint as well as a small crease on the wheel opening molding LR,” the dealer notes. “This car needs absolutely nothing and is ready to cruise down the road to take you back to the good ole days of the 70s!”
Pontiac touted its Grand Prix, a two-door hardtop coupe, as a personal luxury car in 1977, with the SJ as the sportiest of three trim levels.
For the 1977 model year, the Grand Prix got a new grille with five vertical sections on each side of the central divider topped by a standing Grand Prix emblem. Also for ’77, each half of the quad headlamps was split by a park/signal lamp, giving the car an appearance of an array of six lights up front.
The car being offered is equipped with a 301cid V8 engine, automatic transmission, wire wheel hubcaps, has power steering/brakes/windows, cruise control, rally gauges and a 6-way power driver’s seat. The 301 was the base engine for the ’77 Grand Prix.
You can turn back time for $16,500.