Standing as one of the most recognizable Pontiac models of the 1990s and 2000s, the seventh-generation Pontiac Grand Prix GTP was the sportiest trim level of the lineup until the GXP model was introduced for the eighth-gen Grand Prix. Now, one example of this performance-oriented sedan has been posted for sale in Pennsylvania.
Listed for nearly $22,000, this 2006 Grand Prix GTP certainly features a high asking price for a sedan built almost 20 years ago. However, a quick glance at the odometer will reveal a mileage reading of less than 9,000 miles, which is reflected in the outward condition of the vehicle.
Starting with the exterior, a burgundy paint color gives this GTP a deep hue that contrasts nicely with the chrome wheels. The headlights and taillights appear to be in near-perfect condition, while no obvious blemishes or scratches can be found throughout the vehicle. In fact, the only indicator that this Grand Prix was built in 2006 is the faded GTP badge mounted on driver and passenger doors.
Moving to the interior, we find a cabin that appears to be in excellent shape, as none of the plastic bits look to be faded, while the black leather seats appear to be almost brand new. In addition, the sunroof seems to be operational.
As for what the Grand Prix GTP is most known for, output is developed by the supercharged 3.8L V6 L67 gasoline engine (or 3800 Series II engine), rated at 240 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and delivered to the front wheels via the GM four-speed automatic transmission. As one may expect, this combination creates a recipe for gobs of torque steer.
It’s worth noting that this drivetrain is noted for its durability, given that the 3800 Series II engine was named to the Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for several years.
So, what do you think, dear reader? Could you see yourself dropped more than $21,000 on an old Pontiac powered by a V6 engine? Fire off in the comments section below, and be sure to vote in the poll to let us know what you think.