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YAK Car Pic of the Day

'65 Pontiac Grand Prix, Wheatfield, N.Y.

From the age where all manufacturers tried to be all things to all buyers comes this 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix. The GP started life in 1962 as a sporty, personal luxury coupe — Catalina-sized, Bonneville panache. It caught on well enough to become its own nameplate in 1963, and really came into its own with the 1969 model, perhaps the car that really begat the personal luxury genre which spawned the Chevy Monte Carlo, Chrysler Cordoba, and to a more luxurious extent, the Continental Mark series of cars from Lincoln. Motor Trend magazine thought enough of the ’65 Pontiacs to give its Car of the Year Award to the entire lineup. This one can usually be seen in a Town of Wheatfield driveway. If you look closely, there’s a ’69-70 Cadillac lurking behind.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know