Tempest

Hurricane Victim: 1963 Pontiac LeMans Convertible

I’ve got to start by thanking the seller for being upfront about his honest representation of this 1963 Pontiac LeMans Convertible and stating right off the bat that the car had an encounter with Hurricane Ian back in September. … more»

Mom’s Car: 1968 Pontiac Tempest Garage Find

Pontiac joined the compact car scene in 1961 with the Tempest, which used a novel rear-mounted transaxle that afforded flat floorboards like the Chevy Corvair. In 1964, the Tempest grew to become a less innovative mid-size car, although it… more»

Trophy-4 Engine: 1962 Pontiac Tempest

Pontiac intended to get into the compact car game in 1961 with a clone of Chevy’s new Corvair. But instead, they got a different car that was unique in its own engineering. Named the Tempest, its standard motor would… more»

Grocery Getter Tribute: 1963 Pontiac Tempest

Arnie Beswick was a famous racer on drag strips back in the 1960s and 1970s. Nicknamed “The Farmer” because of his roots in America’s Homeland, he won a lot of races back in the day when the automobile manufacturers… more»

One of a Kind? 1962 Pontiac Tempest Pickup

The Tempest was Pontiac’s first foray into the compact car market in 1961, sharing GM’s new unibody Y-platform with Buick and Oldsmobile. It was an innovative design using the “Trophy-4” four-cylinder engine (half a V8) and a flexible drive… 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»

Overhead Cam Six: 1967 Pontiac Tempest Wagon

It’s sometimes easy to forget that General Motors was quite an innovative company in the 1960s. One example of this forward-thinking was the overhead cam six-cylinder (OHC6) engine that was the brainchild of Pontiac Chief Engineer John DeLorean. At… more»

Bare Bones: 1970 Pontiac Tempest T-37

The 1970 Pontiac Tempest T-37 is located in Colonial Heights, Virginia. There is less than 2 days left in the auction and this project car is bid up to $5,950 here on eBay. There is a reserve on the… more»

GTO Tribute: 1968 Pontiac Tempest Wagon

Contrary to what this car may tell you, Pontiac never built a GTO as a station wagon. But if they had, it might look something like this 1968 Tempest. After all, back in ’64, a GTO was a Tempest… more»

READER AD: 1961 Pontiac Tempest

UPDATE 12/13/2019 – David has decided to lower his asking price for this Tempest project to just $1,000! Take another look and make him an offer! Reader David G found and purchased this Pontiac Tempest with plains of having… more»

Four-Cylinder/Transaxle: 1963 Pontiac Tempest

This 1963 Pontiac Tempest has only ever had one registered owner, and it looks as though it could represent a fairly easy and straightforward restoration project. It might not have a throbbing V8 under the hood, but it still… more»

LS2-Powered 1965 Pontiac Tempest Wagon

In the automotive world, a “restomod” is a vehicle that retains old-school styling while integrating newer and more contemporary parts. Perhaps I’m biased because I own a Toyota Cressida with an engine from a newer, Japanese-market Toyota, but I… more»

GTO Wannabe: 1967 Pontiac Tempest

Sometimes the harsh reality is that the original classic car of our dreams is just beyond our financial means. That means that we can either face the fact that we will probably never park that car in our driveway,… more»

Big Block Equipped: 1969 Pontiac Custom S Hardtop

The Pontiac Custom S was a model that the manufacturer offered for only one model year, and it was available in a number of different body configurations. This Custom S Hardtop is a solid looking vehicle that could be… more»

Tool Shed Find: 1963 Pontiac Tempest

This 1963 Pontiac Tempest has literally been sitting in a tool shed for the last 30 years. The current owner is ready to part with it and has it listed for sale here on craigslist, near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, asking… more»

Blank Canvas: 1965 Pontiac Tempest

This Pontiac is advertised for sale here on Craigslist. It is located in Hiram, Maine, and comes with a clean title and an asking price of $1,500. This might be a clean canvas for someone to build the car… more»