You should have raced it.for 69hurstolds : My favorite anecdote about my Rallye....one day on my way home (I was dailying it), I pulled up to a stop light, and on my right waiting for the left-turning traffic signal was a 69 H/O. I thought how slim the odds would be on the '69 H/O and the almost '70 H/O being that close at the same time on an average day.....in 1994
That's a sweet car...This might be one of them, sold at Mecum years ago: https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0113-143232/1985-pontiac-grand-prix-22/
Pretty cool even if you can't legally title/drive it on the road, I still would here and there.
I wouldn't be shocked if a few were made without the rear window, as people with 2+2's and Aerocoupes know, they were somewhat crudely put together and could be changed to a notchback. But I'd also be less shocked if something happened to the window and it was changed to a notchback later on, the one linked above.
I was fairly certain the Aerocoupes are converted with rivets as well, or at least some of it is riveted together. I had one as a short term project and only had it for a little while, so maybe I'm mis-remembering.That's a sweet car...
I like the brown /tan dash.
True that the 2+2 has a riveted rear deck/ window mount which is actually fairly easy to remove. (Once the glass is out)
So a conversion back to a standard hardtop would be "relatively easy" an aerocoupe is actually spot welded together so a little more difficult.
Now, unless the car I saw "New", was done prior before I saw it on the floor at the dealer, then it was very well done. As I watched this car age and fade you can see touch ups obvious (especially in silver) and unless they did a complete repaint it was pretty obvious this car faded evenly.
So I guess I need to go on a search for this car again and see if I can find it again and seek the SPID if they'll let me get that close to it. Its been about 5 years since I saw it last. I did note that the car in the article has the wing painted, versus the one I know of the wing is the flat black. (Maybe his was painted when he resprayed the car)
My search for the car will begin again.... I'll keep everyone updated if I can find it.
So don't quote me on the rivets... 1986... since Aeros were limited and conversions.I was fairly certain the Aerocoupes are converted with rivets as well, or at least some of it is riveted together. I had one as a short term project and only had it for a little while, so maybe I'm mis-remembering.
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