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Race Winner by xXLUNAXx
 — the biggest thing i like about my grand am is that is has alot of acceleration but the only problem si if you drive it hard it only get about seven mile per gallon but still does alright if you drive ... Read More
Impressive Looks, Style And Underestimated Power. by GrandAM1974
 — I owned this car as a Freshman in college. I went to school downstate Illinois.The drive from Chicago to Bloomington was 2hrs. on I-55. This Pontiac was built for the 150 mile ride to & from school on... Read More
1974 Grand Am by Jetlager
 — Loved this car. I had the 455 bored .30 over with headers and a custom exhaust. I also was lucky to get my hands on one with a standard M-22 tranny with the Hurst shifter. I had then put in new stif... Read More

1974 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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1974 Pontiac Grand Am

The only significant change to Pontiac's new mid-sized 1974 Grand Am is a redesigned grille.  Instead of 6 individual grilles, the wide-body sedan and coupe managed to fit 12 grilles on the front end.  Vertical taillights replaced last year's horizontal ones.
Literally a combination of the Grand Prix and the Trans Am in terms of luxury plus performance, the 1974 Pontiac Grand Am saw a decrease in production numbers by more than half, perhaps due to the emerging gas crisis.  Of those, the majority were coupes.  Engine options remained the same.  A 400 block V8 engine with a 2-barrel carb put out 170-hp and its 4-barrel version put out 200-hp.  Both were mated to a 4-speed Turbo Hydramatic auto tran.  A 455 block V8 engine got 250-hp.  There were still a few 4-barrel 400s with a manual transmission, but after 1974 they would be discontinued.  
Rigged up with a stiff chassis, lower suspension, performance tires, and oversized anti-sway bars in the front and back, the 1974 Grand Am was being marketed as a sports tourer, with emphasis on a powerful engine and thrilling handling.  But the inside was also designed for room and comfort, with supportive low-slung seats.  It was popular because it was affordable and still came with a lot of standard features for the time.  Drivers also liked its unique look and the V8 engine power.


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