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was ther a 455 availabe in that year for the Grand Prix? I know this is a 64 -74 forum but am sure one of you knows the answer-
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No, the 455 was not available in that car.
The last year of production availability for the 455 was 1976.

As far as I know, the only V8 engines available in the 78 Grand Prix were either the 301 Pontiac or the 305 Chev (California only).

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76 was the last year for the 455, The 77 GP used a 301, 350 and the 400. In 78 (4th generation) the GP was downsized and the Buick-built 231 CID V6 was the standard engine, the 301 was offered in 2bbl and 4bbl and the Chevy 305 was used in California to meet CAFE mandates.

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What these gents said. '78 was a small, completely different car. Not a "real" Pontiac, IMHO.
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