Just Out Of Storage: 1972 Pontiac Le Mans

After sitting in storage for 20 years, this 1972 Pontiac Le Mans was pulled out into the daylight and posted for sale. The owner has drained the fuel and replaced the points, wires, plugs and battery. The car is located in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania and is listed for sale here on eBay. With 4 days remaining in the auction, the Le Mans is bid to $7,099. The odometer reflects 81,459 miles.

The Le Mans is equipped with a Pontiac 350 cubic inch V8 engine and has power steering, power brakes and air conditioning. The engine is backed by an automatic transmission that is column shifted. The car is said to run good but needs some tuning (probably a carburetor rebuild) and new tires. It would not hurt to rebuild the brakes and fuel system too. I owned a 1972 Pontiac Le Mans many years ago and it was a fun car. it was light green with a green interior. It replaced the two barrel carburetor with an Edelbrock 4 barrel carburetor and an Edelbrock aluminum Performer intake manifold. It perked it up but I think it had highway gears in the rear end and so it was more of a cruiser.

The interior looks nice and there are not any noticeable tears, stains or cracks. The seller states that it just needs a good cleaning. The air conditioner blows hot air and will need new seals and a charger. The prior owner passed away and it is being sold by the second owner. I wanted to convert my Le Mans into a GTO and bought the correct fenders, hood and front end. I realized at the time that it was just cheaper to by a 1972 GTO than to do all the body work, so I sold the car to a guy locally and a guy from Houston bought all the parts.

The paint is cracking in several places but the vinyl top looks really good. The car has aftermarket slotted wheels and the white wall tires make this car look like an old man’s car. The Le Mans is equipped with front and rear bumperettes which are fairly rare. With some honeycomb wheels and white letter tires, this car could look pretty good.

Comments

  1. Skorzeny

    Except for the ever ugly whitewalls, this is the deal of the week right here.

    Like 8
  2. Autoworker

    Those ET mags would polish right up. I’d throw on a set of BF Goodrich white letters and keep ’em on the car.

    Like 12
    • JoeNYWF64

      The raised white letters won’t be white very long – read all the unhappy reviews on those letters turning brown on modern BFG’s.
      Ultra thin whitewalls would look better than these wider ones, but be prepared to pay triple the price!

      Like 1
      • Don Eladio

        Such b.s. People just expect them to stay white. Do you think you don’t have to use a freaking S.O.S. pad once in a while? I’ve bought several sets over the last few years and ZERO issues.

        Like 3
  3. normadesmond

    “and the white wall tires make this car look like an old man’s car.”

    Hey! Some of us are old men!!! 😜

    Like 20
    • Skorzeny

      I’m old too, I have just HATED whitewalls my whole life. They do NOTHING.

      Like 5
      • Desert Rat

        Amen, can’t stand white walls on any car or motorcycle for that matter. Run it down to the tire shop and have them turned to the inside asap.

    • jerry z

      Whitewalls have its place but on this car would rather have redlines on them.

      Like 5
    • Steve P

      I resemble that remark, ha ha!

      Like 1
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  5. mjf

    Had a 71 T-37 Lemans…
    Put a Holley ,crane cam and Muncie 4 speed, best car I ever owned

  6. John Oliveri

    Whitewalls brought class and style to a car, cars look so ugly today, grey on grey w black walls, I have a 73 Grand Prix, Vogues and Spokes, as far as this car goes, it’s a nice honest car, I’d keep that under dash 7 track rite where it is

    Like 1
  7. JoeNYWF64

    I don’t think i ever seen rear bumper guards like these on any ’70-72 tempest, lemans, or gto.
    If Pontiac took off the front steel bumper & made the rest endura, i think it would look better than the stock ’71-72 gto bumper.

    Like 1
  8. 370zpp 370zpp Member

    I bought a 72 Lemans GT (orange) brand new. 350V8, Hurst 3 speed on the floor, side splitter exhaust, rally wheels. It was sharp.
    After 6 months it was leaking water into the white headliner. The Pontiac dealer told me I might as well just live with it – too much trouble to repair. That was the beginning of the end for that car.

    Like 1
  9. JoeNYWF64

    Don, you must have gotten a recent set from a good batch. Many other people have no such luck. The letters turn brown by themselves just sitting in the garage. Lot of people are mad. Other brand RWL tires do not have this problem – nor do any of my $43 Grand Prix GT radial tires that are 23 yrs old & i rarely clean them!
    Scroll down in this link (“oozing brown”) …
    http://www.walmart.com/reviews/product/195650790?sort=rating-asc

  10. GregM

    No kidding! A puke Green 72 Lemans just like this one was my very – first – automobile.

    65 cars later, I’m in no hurry to get another, but this is one of the cleanest and most original ones I’ve seen in a while…GLWA!

  11. JoeNYWF64

    Desert Rat, u must really love Rockford’s firebird with even wider whitewalls. lol
    Believe it or not, they offered whitewalls on a t/a ’73 for only a few months & the car was even shown at an auto show!
    http://st.hotrod.com/uploads/sites/21/2009/04/hppp_0904_09_z-chicago_auto_show-1973_trans_am.jpg
    I think whitewalls have their place, just not mixed with styled/mag wheels, Ok with wheel covers even on 1st gen camaros, provided they got grandma’s motor under the hood, tho I would not get this rare 6 cyl bumblebee stripe …
    http://i.pinimg.com/736x/d1/68/6a/d1686afa2a1a2ed106bda99ef1bb7bed.jpg

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