Pontiac, like many manufacturers, had reduced the number of performance models drastically by the mid-1970s. It had also reduced the number of convertibles it produced down to just one car (from six in the mid-1960s): the Grand Ville. Car peaked in size in the mid-1970s and the Grand Ville was no exception, being just short of 19ft (5.8m) in length and 6.5ft (2m) wide. For the first lime ever the cars were fitted with radial tyres, a major development in road (Holding and safety, and as such the Grand Ville got RTS (Radial Tuned Suspension). Another first was the 5mph (8km/h) fenders which could absorb impacts up to the dial speed, while a final bow was the use of leaded fuel which at least gave a modest horsepower increase to the 455ci (7.4-liter) engine. Luxury equipment Included the power hood, double bench for six passengers, wood veneer and sound system.
Pontiac Grand Ville (1974) Specifications
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