1962 Pontiac Grand Prix Pro Stock
Drag racing is a long-standing sport with a storied history. You know what they say about the very first drag race; it occurred shortly after the second car was built! Due to the immense history of drag racing, nostalgic “old-school” race cars are as popular as they have ever been, and this 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix is no exception.
Built as a Pro Stock drag car, this Pontiac has a plethora of serious, high-dollar upgrades including a ton of horsepower and immense weight-reduction. This car not only walks the walk, but it talks the talk too—big time! The hood and doors are made of carbon fiber, and the fenders and trunk lid are fiberglass. Additionally, the bumpers are fiberglass replacements that have been chromed to retain that nice, original look. Though it is clearly a race car, the original styling of the Grand Prix has been retained in this Pro Stock build, giving it an overwhelming sense of nostalgia.
Under the hood is a 541 cubic inch engine putting out 900 horsepower. That would be more than enough in a normal Grand Prix, but wait—there's more! Remember all those carbon fiber panels? You may be wondering what the advantage is. Because of the extent of weight-reduction modifications, this car weighs in at 3,190lbs including a 250lbs driver. That's 800-1,000lbs less than a factory unmodified Grand Prix! Combine that weight with 900 horsepower, and you're looking at some serious speed. That beautiful power-to-weight ratio is what allows this big body beauty to do well under a 10-second quarter mile.
This Pontiac is a serious race car; it's both big and quick! It is tasteful and well put together with many engine, body, and chassis upgrades. It even has a roll cage! If you're looking for a powerful nostalgic racer, this is the car for you. It has only had four quarter mile passes put on it since built, and one certainly couldn't replicate this car for the price! This is a nice, solid example of a well-executed classic drag car.
• Built by MPR Race Cars (Mike Pustelny Racing)
• Engine built by Danny Bruce and Al Moody
• Chris Howe at John Kaase Racing Engines did port & polish and flowed heads
• Has a VIN and title, license plate. This car is street legal!
• Engine is 541 cubic inches with almost 900 HP and 750 ft-lbs torque
• JPT Turbo-400 transmission with a transmission brake
• Runs high 8s, low 9s
• Initial pass was a 9.32 at 144MPH using the foot brake and with a broken crank trigger!
• Chromoly rollcage
• Chromoly rear sheet metal
• Mark Williams 9” Ford rear end with 4.57 gears
• Transmission and rear end have been fully serviced with all new parts
• No rubber hoses anywhere; all welded and steel braided lines
• Aluminum driveshaft
• All new everything! Tires have 4 passes on them
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- 541 V-8 900H/P
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- Grand Prix Pro Stock
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- Center Console
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