LeMans

1972 Pontiac LeMans Sport 350 Convertible Project

Convertibles used to be a popular option in the 1960s and 1970s. GM stopped producing convertibles in the mid-1970s and they are not as popular today as they once were. This 1972 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible is a running… more»

One-Owner Survivor: 1974 Pontiac LeMans

The LeMans began as an upscale version of the Tempest compact in the early 1960s and later became the primary series as a mid-size. The fourth generation of the car debuted in 1973 as part of the redesign GM… more»

61k Miles! 1974 Pontiac LeMans Sport Coupe

By 1974, the Pontiac LeMans was already a year into its fourth generation, and while the trend from higher performance and muscle cars from just a handful of years prior was shifting to more fuel efficient vehicles, it was… more»

2 For 1: Pair of 1967 Pontiacs

Both the LeMans and GTO were part of Pontiac’s mid-size line-up for 1967. The former was the upscale version of the Tempest and the GTO – now a series of its own – covered the performance end of the… more»

No Reserve 1969 Pontiac Le Mans Barn Find

If I was a car buyer in 1969, it would have been hard to decide if I wanted a Ram Air IV Trans Am, Camaro Z28, Hemi Charger or Boss 429. Someone bought this 1969 Pontiac LeMans and the… more»

48k Mile Garage Find: 1970 Pontiac LeMans

Pontiac introduced its first compact in 1961, the Tempest, of which the LeMans was the top trim edition. By 1964 it was promoted to intermediate status where it stayed as part of the line-up through 1981. The seller refers… more»

Highly Original! 1971 Pontiac LeMans

By the mid-1980s it would have been difficult to find a ’71 LeMans this original unless it belonged to someone over the age of 70. Today the odds are even smaller, making this 1971 Pontiac LeMans in Cornelius, North… more»

GTO Clone Project: 1971 Pontiac LeMans

At first, the LeMans was a trim upgrade on the Pontiac Tempest before becoming a series of its own in 1964, the same year the GTO was born. Third-generation models were built from 1968-72 and would be the nameplate’s… more»

Just 16k Miles! 1964 Pontiac LeMans

The Tempest/LeMans nameplates got promoted to mid-sized status when Pontiac introduced its new intermediates for 1964 (along with the rest of GM). They would also provide the foundation for the “soon-to-become” immortal GTO muscle car. The LeMans was a… more»

One-Owner 1971 Pontiac LeMans Station Wagon

I am willing to raise my hand here and now to admit my ignorance. I can remember a time when I used to view station wagons with barely disguised disdain. To me, they were the workhorses of the passenger… more»

Overhead Cam Equipped: 1968 Pontiac LeMans

The LeMans began as a premium trim edition of the new compact Tempest in 1961, later becoming a series of its own as well as growing to a mid-size car. All of GM’s intermediates were redesigned in 1968, including… more»

Driveway Find: 1964 Pontiac GTO

John DeLorean is considered the father of the Pontiac GTO and even gave the car its name. Inspired by the Ferrari 250 GTO, the successful race car, GTO is an abbreviation for Gran Turismo Omologato (aka grand tourer homologated),… more»

1 of 14? 1963 Pontiac Tempest Super Duty

In 1961, General Motors launched a new series of Y-body compacts, the Buick Special, Oldsmobile F-85, and the Pontiac Tempest (Lemans in top trim). The Tempest departed from the others by adopting a rear-mounted transaxle and independent rear suspension… more»

No Reserve: 1972 Pontiac LeMans

This 1972 Pontiac LeMans is a surprise packet. It appears that while it’s dusty, it’s not particularly rusty. It is a complete classic that the owner found in a barn, and it holds promise as a rewarding project car…. more»

One Family Owned: 1964 Pontiac LeMans Convertible

Regular Barn Finds readers will be aware that I place considerable importance on long-term ownership with classic cars. While there will be exceptions to every rule, most people who have owned the same car for decades will have treated… more»

Survivor Wagon: 1970 Pontiac LeMans Safari

Before the Sport Utility Vehicle, there was the station wagon. They were popular throughout the 20th Century, especially the 1960s and 1970s. If you were looking for a mid-size people hauler with pizzazz in 1970, the Pontiac LeMans Safari… more»