The Grand Prix is a line of automobiles produced by the Pontiac Division of General Motors from 1962 to 2002 for coupes and 1989–2008 for sedans. First introduced as part of Pontiac's full-size car offering for the 1962 model year, the model varied repeatedly in size, luxury, and performance during its production.
Minor styling revisions for the 1972 model year included a new cross-hatch grille up front and triple cluster tail lights in the back. Inside, the burled-elm trim was replaced by a new teakwood design, and upholstery trim patterns for vinyl and cloth selections were revised for both bucket and bench seat offerings. Also at mid-year, a new "Fasten Seat Belts" light with buzzer was added per Federal safety regulation.
An all-new Grand Prix was scheduled for 1972. However, a 67-day corporate-wide strike at GM in late 1970 that hobbled the 1971 model introduction set back 1972 model production plans, and the new A and G-body cars planned for 1972 were delayed for introduction by one year to the 1973 model year. Production numbers increased after two years of decline, reaching 91,961 units and only second place to the 1969 model.