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1972 Classic Pontiacs
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The Grand Ville was the top of the line model of full sized Pontiacs in 1972, with the Bonneville, then the Catalina, the next steps down. According to The Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975 there were just 2,213 Grand Ville convertibles produced in 1972. The Bonneville was not offered as a convertible, and there were 2,399 Catalina convertibles built that year.
The 455 V-8 was standard equipment in the '72 Grand Ville.

 

1972 Grand Ville 2dr convertible 

posted October 25,  2010
1972 Pontiac Grand Ville Convertible
Owned by Kurt, , in Illinois

 

1972 Grand Ville 2dr convertible 

posted September 30,  2010
1972 Pontiac Grand Ville Convertible
“455 motor 72000 miles
Beautiful old car”
Owned by Marvin, , in Texas

 

1972 Catalina 2dr convertible 

posted September 2,  2010
 

1972 Catalina 2dr convertible 

posted September 2,  2010
1972 Pontiac Grandville Convertible 455
“I have spent a lot of time restoring this car. It still has a litte way to go, but it is a fun driver.”
Click to E-mail owner Bill in Massachusetts

 

1972 Catalina 2dr convertible 

posted May 24, 2010
1972 Pontiac Catalina convertible
“I bought my 1972 Catalina in September of 2009. It is about 75% restored. I have always wanted to have a project car to work on and my Catalina has been that. It has a small block 400 2 barrel. It is fun to drive and fun to work on without all of the complicated areas.”
Click to E-mail owner Dean in Georgia.

 

1972 Catalina 2dr convertible 

posted March 9, 2010
 

Closeup of front bumper and grill 
1972 Catalina 2dr convertible 

posted March 9, 2010
1972 Pontiac Catalina convertible
“I bought the 72 Catalina in 03 and it was a pile of junk, so I restored most of it myself. It has the 400 in it. I don't think I would ever sell it. I have to much fun in it.”
Click to E-mail owner Jeremy in Arizona.

 

1972 Catalina convertible 

posted December 16, 2009
 

Closeup of front bumper and grill 
1972 Catalina convertible 

posted December 16, 2009
1972 Pontiac Catalina
“76,000 miles; I am the third owner and I love it. Everywhere I go I get the thumbs up!! This car was just purchased (November, 2009). It is a 400 with a 400 trans. It has all the org parts.”
Click to E-mail owner Chris in Illinois.

 

1972 Grand Ville convertible 

posted December 24, 2009
 

1972 Grand Ville convertible 

posted December 24, 2009
1972 Grand Ville Convertible
“My Dad had a hardtop beige with dark tan top. Brand new. It was great! Now I own this great convertible, brings back a lot of memories.”
Click to E-mail owner Archie at in South Florida.

 

1972 Grand Ville convertible 

posted December 24, 2009
1972 Grand Ville Convertible
“Full Airride, 20" Vortec rims.”
Click to E-mail owner Chris at in Texas.

 

1972 Grand Ville convertible 

posted September 26, 2009
“This is a 1972 Pontiac Grand Ville. It was purchased in Lamar Arkansas. I drove it from there to Oregon about 4 years ago. It has 94K original miles and as far as I know the motor has not been touched except for the fact that I have added a new electronic distributor. I am looking to refurbish the car but have not had much luck in finding replacement parts that I need. I do not need much because the car is in great shape. It has the 455 and runs like a dream. As far as I know I am the 3rd owner.”
Click to E-mail owner in Oregon.

 

1972 Grand Ville convertible 

posted August 4, 2009
“1972 Grand Ville convertible
455, original condition.”
Click to E-mail owner in Wisconsin

 
1972 Grand Ville convertible 

posted 08.06.2008 
 
1972 Grand Ville convertible 

posted 08.06.2008
“We found the 1972 Grandville convertible in an old barn in Mohawk, Michigan. The original owner bought the car new in 1973 and drove it for years and then parked it about 3 or 4 years ago. We found out about it, and contacted her, and struck a deal for the car. It needs some TLC, but we hope to start working on it soon.
The pictures I'm submitting were taken as we found the car. We have since got it started, running, and put it in our garage for storage.”
Click to Contact owners Ian & Robyn in Michigan.
 
1972 Catalina convertible 

posted 06.10.2006
“I'm the second owner of this 1972 Catalina; it came with the original window sticker and eight track stereo. I think what I like about my Pontiac the most is the way it cruises down the freeway at about seventy. It's almost like you're flying.”
Click to E-mail Owner, Cael in state of Washington.
“I purchased this car in January, 2006 after many years of trying. I once owned a car like this in British Columbia Canada back in 1988 and absolutely loved the full sized Pontiac. It was a 4 door hard top with a stock 350cu. I happened to meet an elderly gentleman back in 2002 who happened to have one parked in his garage. I asked him what he was doing with it and his reply was ‘I am not selling it’. After five years of negotiating he finally parted with the car. The car is all original minus the tires rims and radio. ”
Click to E-mail Owner, Charles in Novia Scotia.
72 Pontiac Catalina 400
“This is my 1972 Pontiac Catalina 400. The car was purchased in June of 2002. I believe we are the 4th owners. I have the original manuals but not the bill of sale. Since purchasing the car it has been repainted (sorry, couldn't stand the original khaki metallic) and has a new convertible roof and some associated hardware. New wheel well trim and rocker panel trim as well. It has been much easier finding parts than I expected, thanks to the internet and helpful suppliers. This was not the convertible I was looking for, but now that I have it, I can't imagine parting with it.”
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72 Catalina Convertible 
posted 12.26.2006
“This is my recently acquired 72 Catalina convertible. She is showing 48,000 original miles and comes equipped with a 400 4bbl, power windows/door locks/seat, an 8-track AM/FM radio and Rally II's. She is a nice cruiser but I am gathering parts for a frame off in the near future.
My Catalina is definitely a keeper. Even my 14yo daughter likes it!”
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72 Catalina Convertible 
posted 10.25.2004
“This Catalina convertible was purchased new in 1972. After passing owners a few times, I have tracked it down and bought it back. I haven't got all of the history on it, but most of it is original, as far as I can tell. It has 95,000 miles on it.”
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72 Catalina Convertible 
posted 07.30.2004
“My 72 Catalina Convertible has the 400 w/2bbl
with the 400 transmission; 95,000 miles.”
Owned by Chris Moon.
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72 Catalina Convertible 
posted 07.05.2004
“Hi, I have 72 Catalina with a 400 engine and 400 transmission.
I live in Sweden but the car was shipped here from California
just before Christmas 03.”
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72 Catalina Convertible 
posted 10.18.2002
Ed in Fort Worth, Texas, owns this '72 Catalina convertible.
It has a 400 with a 4-barrel carb, dual exhaust, and 198,000 miles.
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72 Pontiac Grand Ville Convertible 
posted 06.09.2008
“1972 Grand Ville convertible
400eng. Fully restored.”
Click to E-mail owner Eric in Indiana at

72 Pontiac Grand Ville 400 
posted 06.09.2005
“This is my 1972 Pontiac Grand Ville. I am the 3rd owner of this car. It has a 455 engine, brand new convertible top and 97,000 miles on the odometer. The color is spring blue.”
Click to E-mail owner Derick in Ohio at
 
72 Grand Ville Convertible 
posted 07.05.2004
“Hi there, my name is Paul and I am from the UK. I am currently trying to clean up a 1972 Pontiac Grand Ville. I have attached some pictures of the beast, which has had a small block Chevy motor fitted to ease the fuel consumption. Parts are quite hard to find for this car in the uk.. well damn near impossible and it needs the rear light surrounds, grill surround and a few other bits and bobs (interior light lenses). I am also having trouble with the power roof as it seems that there is a part missing so am looking for diagrams or any photographs of how it all goes together.
Anyway here are some pictures of the car next to a British classic :>) . Bit of a size difference eh?”
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72 Grand Ville convertible 
posted 03.13.2004
'72 Grand Ville convertible owned by Tom in Evansville, Indiana.
Says Tom: “I lived across the street from the buyer of this in 1976. I was in high school. I just acquired it last year. I always loved the car, and now it's mine.”
Share your high school Pontiac memories with Tom.
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72 Grand Ville Convertible 
posted 03.06.2004
'72 Grand Ville convertible with with a .30 over 455 enhanced with a Ram Air V cam, Edlebrook manifold and carb, and '70-81 Firebird headers, which owner Bob says fit very easily. This Pontiac has traveled 305,000 miles since it was bought new by Bob's dad.
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72 Grand Ville Convertible 
posted 11.20.2003
'72 Grand Ville recently purchased by Lawrence in New Jersey. He says it's fully optioned and “ a great car ”. Looks like he's right.
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72 Grand Ville Convertible 
posted 08.20.2003
'72 Grand Ville owned by Chris in Wollongong, Australia. Thanks to recent changes in the law, Chris is able to operate his Grand Ville on the streets of Australia with the steering wheel on the left side of the car, the way nature intended cars to be (just kidding, rest of the world!). The 120,000 mile Pontiac is his daily transportation powered by the Pontiac 455 engine.

April 16, 2008: “I still have the car, but it now has 185,000 miles and is still going strong.”
Friday, September 4, 2009
“Hi, Just letting you know, I still have the car and still use it as my daily driver. It now has 210,000 miles on it an it still goes great.”

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72 Grand Ville Convertible 
posted 09.12.2002
Geir in Norway sent this photo of his '72 Grand Ville that he recently (Sept. 2002) purchased from Los Angeles. It has the original 455 4 barrel with dual exhaust, and it's traveled 113,000 miles.
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72 Grand Ville Convertible 
posted 09.12.2002
72 Grand Ville owned by Christopher.
Note the optional cornering lights in the front fender.
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72 Grand Ville Convertible 
posted 08.25.2002
'72 Grand Ville owned by George in California.
George has added HEI and Megasquirt fuel injection.
Otherwise the Pontiac is all original.
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