In the 1980s, GM faced a challenge on the Nascar racing circuit, with Ford’s sleek and aerodynamic Thunderbird outperforming GM’s boxier Grand Prix and Monte Carlo. Their solution? The iconic Aerocoupe—a limited-edition creation aimed at streamlining GM’s G-Body models for official oval track racing. While opinions on its unique styling vary, there’s no denying that GM achieved its goal of reduced drag and improved performance. With only 1,225 Grand Prix Aerocoupes ever produced during a single year (1986), it’s no wonder these rarities turned heads. Now, we present a remarkable survivor with just 21,675 miles on the odometer: the 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix Aerocoupe 2+2, currently available for sale in Lugoff, South Carolina on eBay.
Credit must be given to the seller for providing an impressive array of photos and a thorough history of this Grand Prix Aerocoupe. Its original owner purchased it brand new from Callaremi Pontiac Buick Cadillac GMC Trucks in Hackettstown, NJ, before eventually relocating to North Carolina in 2007. After an impressive 33 years of ownership, the Aerocoupe changed hands twice, ending up with the current owner on September 19, 2019. Sporting a striking silver exterior (accented by a charcoal-colored lower body trim and a red stripe), the original paint still shines and impresses, although certain areas may appear lighter depending on lighting conditions. The exterior remains straight and remarkably well-preserved for a 37-year-old car, with only minor imperfections like cracked paint on the rear spoiler and small scrapes on the passenger side front bumper.
Step inside, and the silver theme continues, adorning the well-maintained original interior that showcases its age with pride. While not flawless, the seller openly points out signs of wear, such as slight edge wear and separation on the driver’s seat, as well as small black stains on the rear seat cushion. Visible elbow wear is also present above the driver’s side armrest. Notably, the air conditioning works excellently (converted to R134a in 2007), and the power windows, locks, and dash clock operate flawlessly. The radio functions, although the rear speakers were replaced by the previous owner (with the original speakers included in the sale). Noteworthy improvements include a restored leather-covered steering wheel, as well as a replacement of the headliner and sun visors.
Under the hood, the Grand Prix 2+2 proudly retains its original power plant—a 305-cubic inch, 4-barrel carb V8 engine paired with a Turbo Hyrda-Matic 200-4R transmission. With only 21,675 miles displayed on the odometer, this Aerocoupe impresses with its exceptional performance and smooth driving experience. The seller attests that it runs and drives magnificently, devoid of any oil leaks or burning, effortlessly gliding along city streets or cruising on the highway. The sale includes extensive documentation, receipts, the original build sheet, additional spare parts, and more. The seller even invites prospective buyers to fly into the nearby Charlotte, NC Airport and embark on a thrilling journey home behind the wheel of this extraordinary machine. Share your thoughts on this limited-production Grand Prix Aerocoupe—have you ever had the pleasure of owning or driving one?