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For Sale: 1971 Pontiac Grandville Convertible - "17k miles, all original" - Milwaukee, WI - Not Mine - 12/4 Price Increase


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For sale on Craigslist: 1971 Pontiac Grandville Convertible in Milwaukee, WI  -  $9,200  -  Call: 414 534 57eight five

 

On 12/4, Seller increased price to $12,000

 

Link: https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/d/milwaukee-1971-pontiac-grandville/7241170153.html

 

Seller's Description:

1971 Pontiac Grandville Convertible

  • odometer: 17000
  • title status: clean

This is a very rare Grandville there was only 1,800 1971 convertibles ever made... 17,000 miles all original, 455 motor with 400 turbo transmission, lots of power and drives smooth, there are no mechanical issues at all, top works fine, interior is in good shape could use new carpet, everything is in very good condition for more information please call me at 414 534 57eight five.

 

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1971 Pontiac Grandville Convertible - "17,000 miles, all original" - Milwaukee, WI - Not Mine - 12/4 Price Increased

As silly as it sounds, sometimes a lower price drives people away, thinking you have nothing worth much.  A higher price shows you value object  more....had a car once, wouldn’t sell for a couple months...., raised price 30% and it sold within a week...

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1971 Pontiac Grandville Convertible - "17k miles, all original" - Milwaukee, WI - Not Mine - 12/4 Price Increase

I don't know what the motivation for increasing the price was, but to me that always looks like someone messed up. I would think that the car would've sold quickly at the first price. That's a great looking car, especially in convertible form. Believe it or not, it's one of the few convertibles of any make from that era that I actually prefer (visually) to the two door hardtop version. What's with the communistic looking radiator badge, though?

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2 hours ago, Matt Harwood said:

I always wondered if those vents in the trunk lid leaked. What are they for, anyway? I only see them on the Pontiacs and maybe the Oldsmobiles. 

 

I know that Buick had them too--only in 1971, for

"flow-through ventilation."  Looking at internet pictures,

I see that 1971 Cadillacs had them also.

 

Perhaps all GM divisions had them on their full-sized cars.

I have heard that they did indeed leak.

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I really like this color, even though it's probably

not currently popular in the old-car hobby.

The vast majority of convertibles are red or white,

or occasionally black.  When car-makers offered

15 or 20 colors from which to choose, it's good to

see that someone made an individual choice--

and now 49 years later, we have this example left,

as a tie back to those times.

 

Grand Ville convertibles from 1975 are common;

from 1971, not at all.  Thanks for finding this and

sharing it, Fin Seeker.

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16 hours ago, JamesR said:

What's with the communistic looking radiator badge, though?

 

My guess would be Masonic to go with the one in the back.

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On 12/5/2020 at 5:58 PM, Matt Harwood said:

I always wondered if those vents in the trunk lid leaked. What are they for, anyway? I only see them on the Pontiacs and maybe the Oldsmobiles. 

 

ALL GM  in 1971 had them as part of the new flow thru ventilation. From Chevrolet Vegas all the way to Cadillac Fleetwoods.  

Wagons too! Yeah the clam shell hiding wagon tailgates had vent louvers in 1971 

 

Not a problem in California, but I understand they were a water and rust problem in other locales so they were gone by 1972. Since the sheet metal is the same I think any 1971 restorations would have 1972 deck lids. 

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