1975 Pontiac Grand Prix Review

1975 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ 455 4bbl. V-8 from North America

Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 455 4bbl. V-8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carChrysler New Yorker 5th Avenue


An enjoyable eye-catcher!


I had the tires, brakes, exhaust system, and the plugs and wires replaced when I bought the car, as well as the carb rebuilt because it had been sitting a while.

After I started using the car the only thing that I had to do was replace the radiator, not uncommon - it was 25 years old!

General Comments:

I love this car, it rides great, it's very fast (for its size) and there aren't any cars out there that match the styling that it has. It is unique and I think that's missing in many of today's cars.

When something does go wrong, it can be expensive and hard to find, and it is expensive to run, I only get about 10-13 mpg in town. It does get about 17 on the highway though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th November, 2000

8th Mar 2001, 03:28

I have been searching for a 75 SJ model Pontiac Grand Prix. Please mail me if you know of any for sale.


10th Jan 2002, 17:42

Please help I purchased a 1975 Grand Prix but I'm in need of Rally Wheels. Do you know of any place online where I can order them?

Tyson my email address is hyside44@cs.com.

25th Jan 2007, 16:14

I have a 1975 Pontiac Grand Prix with just 80,000 miles. It's may Dad's, but he had a stroke a year ago and hasn't been driving it in the last two years. Very very good shape. He's the original owner too.



January 25, 1975.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review