Not to totally disagree with Kermit, but my late uncle had a theory that far more green cars survive as lower mileage cars than any other color. He said it was because they were ugly (note, he owned several green cars, so I’m not really sure where that came from) and I’ll be honest–I’ve found a lot of green lower mileage cars that I’ve wondered how they survived because they weren’t anything tremendously special–at least to the average car nut! This 1968 Pontiac Tempest is one of those. It’s for sale here on eBay at no reserve in it’s 72,589 mile glory, and I’m sure there will be doubters on the mileage. Read on and see!
Take a look at the scads of documentation, going back to when the car was new. Still not convinced? Read on!
Notebooks recording every tank of gas and all maintenance ever done to the car are included. It’s been off the road for a while until recently, but now has a complete tuneup and fluid change, new tires and it’s ready to go. The seller has loaded a video here about the car that’s a joy to watch. This really is just a nice used car.
Of course, there are blemishes. I suspect it’s been repainted at least once, and there are some spots of surface rust in places. The finish is perfectly acceptable to me, though. By the way, those wheel covers are from a later Pontiac, but a complete set of the originals can be bought here on eBay for less than $105 with shipping.
The interior is in stellar shape except for one tear on a seam on the driver’s side (you can see it in this shot) and a damaged headliner, but the seats have been reupholstered at some point. I don’t see 172,589 miles of wear on the pedal pads, though.
The engine is a healthy 350, the air conditioning works but doesn’t blow as cold as it should, and you really owe it to yourself to watch the video long enough to see the seller balance bottles of water on the running engine to illustrate how smooth the V8 runs. Yes, I’d love this car and will be watching it closely. Could you overcome the greenness and four door stigma to love it too? And what do you think about my uncle’s theory?