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True Survivor: 1983 Grand Prix LJ

I think its a good angle

I think its a good angle

Bill LeBlanc’s 1983 Grand Prix LJ is a shining example of a true survivor.  Built in Canada, raised in Wisconsin and now living in the Chicago suburbs, this light brown Pontiac managed to fend off the usual salt-induced rot for 32 years now.   The original Light Briar Brown paint has been refreshed, and a little rust repair done, but by and large, this car is a one of a kind original.

The stance has been lowered 1.5″ with a set of Eibach lowering springs.  A set of Year One’s 17″ Rally II clones with 245/45R17’s round out the shoes.

Original 305 Chevrolet

Original 305 Chevrolet

Under the hood, the original Chevrolet 305 small block is still in there, looking like it just rolled off the factory floor after 90,000 miles, but breathing a bit better due to some long tube headers and a true dual exhaust.

Inside, beneath the factory T-Tops, a floor shifter and console sits between the rare brown PMD bucket seats and matching rear seat.

Bill’s Grand Prix was the May 2015 G-Body of the month on GBodyForum.com.

Quick trivia: 1983 was the only year of the G-Body Grand Prix that did not have the chrome trim running down the center of the hood….

I’ve been in a G-Body in one way or another since they were new. I got my own ’79 Cutlass in 1990, and have been a fanatic ever since. In 2005 I started GBodyForum, and now GBodyMagazine.

1 Comment

  1. James

    20 April, 2017 at 6:20 PM

    BEAUTIFUL

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