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Pick of the Day: 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 “Aerocoupe”

A NASCAR homologation Aerocoupe


NASCAR homologation is long gone, and the current stock car has a vague resemblance to something you could pick up at your local dealership. Yes, the current NASCAR stock cars have the same silhouette of their street legal brethren, but those headlight and taillights are decals, and I don’t think Toyota makes a V8-powered Supra to comply with Xfinity rules.

But travel back in time to the late 1980s when NASCAR homologation rules were still in active, and you could still by a street legal version of what you watched race on Sunday. Though they have limited production numbers you can still find a car that falls under the edict, “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday.”

1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 "Aerocoupe"
1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 “Aerocoupe”

The Pick of the Day is a 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix “Aerocoupe” for sale on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Columbus, Ohio. (Click the link to view the listing)

“This G-Body Aerocoupe was Pontiac’s NASCAR entry for 1986,” the listing states. “According to the Pontiac Historical Society only 1,225 of these special Grand Prix’s were produced, making this a really rare ride. This car started it’s life in Arizona and remained out west for most of it while adding only 87,663 gently used miles to the odometer.”

Under the hood is a 305ci V8 LG4 engine, with a four-barrel carburetor, that produced a factory-rated 165bhp and 245 pound-feet of torque when new. The engine is paired with a 200-4R four-speed automatic transmission with a limited slip 3.08:1 rear axle. 

“Just as all of the 2+2 were, this one is dressed in slick silver paint with orange and red stripes and charcoal lower body trim,” the listing states. “The front end features a sporty 4-piece honeycomb front grill and oversized air dam, but it’s the bubble window leading to the integrated rear spoiler that really catches everyone’s eye. The large back window does make for a smaller trunk opening under the fiberglass lid but it made for a car with a significantly lowered drag coefficient – just what Pontiac was looking for on the track.”

The sale includes the original owner’s manual, shop manual, window sticker, spare tire, jack, and a new set of silver Pontiac embossed valve covers. Also, the seller states that the Eddie Money cassette that was in the stereo is included with the sale.

The dealer is asking $19,995 for this Pontiac. As a one-year offering for an almost forgotten homologation special, this 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 “Aerocoupe” is a good deal for NASCAR fans. Also, as a fairly obscure car from the mid-80s, you will have a conversation piece at car shows.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.


    • Yeah, but it’s a SBC at heart. There’s one of these that comes to cruise-ins and shows in Fargo with a built, high compression stroker 383, built 200R4 with a really loose converter, and an earlier 12bolt posi holding 3.90 gears. Dude has shorty headers and late ‘Vette cats with true dual exhaust. Best? He’s got the “Lightning Rods” from an Hurst Olds 442. Without the red velour interior. And Monte Carlo SS cats just bow and look away.
      BTW, not much Mopar with 165hp in ’86. Just sayin’.

  1. Com’on people …!!!
    It’s Pontiac Historical SERVICES !!
    Don’t confuse it with LBJ’s ‘Great Society’ …!


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