1976 Pontiac

1976 Pontiac Grand Prix

1976 Pontiac Grand Prix

From John Gunnell’s book “75 Years of Pontiac Oakland“:

“In June 1975, the Pontiac-Oakland Club International’s convention was held in Pontiac, Michigan. The group was growing large, as was collector interest in the marque. Speaking to some 200 POCI members, PMD chief engineering Stephen P. Malone capsuled 50 years of company history, from the days of Al Glancy and Ben Anibal to plans for the 1976 model year. Malone stated, “Pontiac is dedicated to a long-range program of reducing size, weight and engine displacement in all of our car lines while still providing the consumer with vehicles to meet his own needs.”

“Clearly, a significant and historic change in basic policy was being set as Pontiac’s fiftieth production season dawned. The division’s original theme – that of providing high-priced model features at a cost just above the low dollar cars – was now being replaced by a commitment aimed primarily at technological efficiency and better utilization of space and materials. A half-century of growth had set the stage on which the challenge of the future would be faced. Malone closed his address by remarking, “Our people and technology have also kept pace with the growth. We are confident that we will be equal to the challenge.”

1976 model year production for Pontiac was 748,842

1976 Pontiac Sunbird

1976 Pontiac Sunbird

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