We like any classic that is still wearing most of its original paint. This 1969 Pontiac LeMans is claimed to be sporting its factory sprayed Limelight Green so it’s worth a look. It has spent its entire life in Idaho so it’s not surprising that the rust looks minimal. There are some issues that need attention though, but if bidding doesn’t get out of hand, this could make for an affordable project. Find it here on eBay where bidding is currently at $660.
The faded paint doesn’t look too limelight to us, but we don’t mind if it really is original. Someone has removed the vinyl from the roof and sprayed it white, so we assume some rust repair was done. We would like to inspect the car in person because we have a feeling that it is not quite as “unmolested” as the seller claims. Still we think it could be cleaned up and turned into a good driver.
There is some good and some bad news under the hood. The good news is that this LeMans is equipped with the optional four-barrel 350 engine. That means that it’s good for 320 horsepower and that is a whooping 55 more than the base two-barrel 350 (265). We sure are glad they checked that box! The engine does run, but the bad news is that it knocks so it’s going to need a rebuild immediately.
Talking about options, this one had quite a few. The LeMans was considered the luxury version of the Pontiac A-body so it only made sense to add a few extras when you ordered yours. Anything stand out to you?
Inside things look a lot better than on the outside. The white vinyl looks great, but the seller does mention that there are a few cracks and that it needs a new headliner. The original radio is still in place as well as the rally gauges. The only things we really wish were in here are a third pedal and a stick poking out of the floor.
The first thing we thought when we saw this car was that it needed some different wheels. Well, as luck would have it, the seller is going to throw in some rally rims if the auction meets reserve. So that would be our first change. Then we would treat that rust spot on the left fender and start the process of rebuilding the engine. Some people like to turn these into GTO clones, but we actually want to keep this one original. How about you?