Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear

When I’m walking the rows of a big self-service wrecking yard with lots of fresh inventory, it’s the weird and/or old stuff that tends to catch my eye. The endless supply of Chrysler Sebrings, Ford Tauruses, and Hyundai Accents camouflages the interesting newer stuff that’s worthy of inclusion in this series, so I’ll try to pay more attention to discarded 21st-century vehicles with stories to tell. Cars like this California Pontiac, from the final generation of the Grand Am.
Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear
The last owner to glory in the 3.4-liter, 175-horse 60° V6 in this car was Rashawn W, who worked security in San Jose.
Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear
Rashawn had No Fear. There was a time when you never saw No Fear stuff in junkyard cars without corresponding Bad Boy Club products, but these days you’re more likely to see both replaced by stickers from vape-juice manufacturers.
Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear
When I bought a hooptie 1967 Pontiac GTO for $113 in 1983 (this would be like getting a hooptie E36 M3 for $600 today), I felt a lot of envy for the GTO owners who didn’t have mushrooms growing on the carpeting and did have Ram Air engines. The Ram Air V6 wasn’t quite as impressive as its V8 predecessors.
Not only could you get an ’02 Grand Am with no money down, you could try to murder your ex with it!
The macho voiceover artists on South Korean Daewoo ads would scoff at the whiny narrator on this faux-tough Grand Am ad.

Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear
Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear
Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear
Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear
Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear
Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear
Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear
Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear
Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear
Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear
Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear
Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear
Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear
Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear
Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear
Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT with Ram Air and No Fear

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