One Family Drop-Top: 1972 Pontiac LeMans Sport

The LeMans Sport was something of a crossover between the regular LeMans mid-size and the GTO muscle car. From the front, it looked a bit like a GTO but didn’t necessarily have the big-block V8s the GTO was famous for. It was offered on 1971-72 models and the ’72 convertibles had some of Pontiac’s smallest production numbers that year at just 3,438 units. This is one of those cars, owned by the same family since new with less than 48,000 miles on the odometer. Now located in Sacramento, California, this survivor is available here on Barn Finds Classifieds for $17,500 OBO or here on eBay.

This drop-top has been a member of the same family for nearly 50 years. During this time, it has averaged only about 1,000 miles per year, so it spent much of its time in the garage. Cosmetically, the car is original, including the paint, interior, and convertible top. Rust has become an issue over time, so the car will need new rear quarter panels (or repairs to the same) and front fenders on the lower portions of the sheet metal. It should present well with a new white top and a fresh coat of Springfield Green paint.

We’re told the LeMans was the mother’s last car and it was moved from New York to California after she quit driving about 20 years ago. At that time, it had just 34,000 miles on it. We’re not sure if the original 350 cubic inch motor was rebuilt or a rebuilt one was substituted, but that happened in early 2021. The car has been converted to electronic ignition and some new gauges added. It received new tires about 1,000 miles ago.

Documentation will accompany this Pontiac, at least for the past two decades. We’re told it runs and rides good, although a little spongy indicating that perhaps a new set of shocks would be in order. Once visually restored, this should be a nice weekend cruiser with the top down. The seller has also the car listed on eBay.

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Comments

  1. Steve Bush Member

    Four mediocre pics? And he wants $17.5k for it?

    Like 11
  2. Sam Shive

    Whiskey Dent Right Front Fender, Looks like someone missed the garage opening. Not sure what else is on the right front fender between the MOLDINGS But it sure don’t look good. And at that price It’s A PASS ……

    Like 9
    • Little_Cars Little_Cars Member

      Peeling paint?

      Like 2
  3. W72WW3

    Tell me more about those elusive big-block Pontiac motors, Mr Dixon….

    Like 7
    • JB

      No kidding. Yeah, tell us all about the big block pontiacs dixon?? Good grief!

      Like 2
      • W72WW3

        Shades of Mike Joy every year at Barrett-Jackson…”a big Block GTO…”

    • Jack in RI

      I’m trying to figure out how this looks like a GTO a little bit from the front..?..

      Like 2
  4. W72WW3

    Enlighten me on the legacy of Pontiac big block engines, please.

    Like 5
    • Poppy

      The Poncho “big blocks” are bigger on the inside…

      Like 7
  5. Chris Bartku

    expect new york rust

    Like 3
  6. 1959Buickman

    The few dents are repairable, and can be dealt with, but the rust out is out of line with the asking price.

    Like 7
  7. Tom

    Another “big block” Pontiac. Please make it stop!!

    Like 4
  8. Little_Cars Little_Cars Member

    Pontiacs of this era always looked pretty darn stodgy with wheelcovers when almost every model could be ordered with Rally II wheels. Those would make this car really “pop.”

    Like 1

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