1967 Pontiac LeMans Convertible
Ask Pontiac fans about the division's offerings, and the first thing you'll notice is a smile appearing on their faces. Even after 50 years, those cars remain exceptionally popular. Today, average sale prices of the intermediate-sized Pontiacs, like the GTO and Le Mans, at times outpace the same model other-year Pontiacs of the era, and it appears that they have been sought-after since their introduction. This, of course, includes the sporty LeMans, which was introduced on the 1962 Tempest platform. It graduated to its own series in 1963, and by 1964 had grown from a senior compact Y-body into a mid-sized A-body model.
One look at this 1967 LeMans reveals why it was fashionable then and is coveted by collectors today. The stacked headlamps and recessed split-grille concept that made the 1963 full-size Pontiacs so admired was expertly integrated into the LeMans and GTO. An upscale triple above bumper taillight treatment, and the integrated in body rear bumper frames this car very nicely.
With blue painted steel panels that are very straight, and chrome bumpers, split grille and of course the Pontiac nose, this car is a very nice example. Surrounding the stacked headlights are pristine bezels. Adhered to the sides are 326 badges, and 3 vertical accents in chrome on the rear quarter. A dual white pinstripe floats along the upper body and paralleling it on the bottom is a stainless rocker trim piece. Cragar SS wheels add highlight to the bottom with the rocker trim, black canvas convertible top with some repairs done in clear silicone and a clear plastic rear window finish it all off.
With black vinyl door panels that have some added stitching we are met with excitement to get in and have our experience. Doing so reveals very nice black vinyl buckets in front and a just as nice rear bench. A wood appliqué center console/glovebox runs toward the front and sports a Hurst dual gate shifter. Floating directly above this console, are a series of 5 aftermarket gauges which keep track of volts, oil pressure, vacuum, water temp, and transmission temp. Above this is the original wood appliqué dash, with nicely restored clean gauges inserted. Noted is a custom Autosound radio with a 6-disc CD player that's in the very nicely restored trunk.
Underneath the dual scooped hood, is a 1967 400ci V8, stock #12 (1970 RA 3) heads, and an Edelbrock manifold paired with a single 4-barrel Holley carb that can push plenty of HP's to the TH400 3-speed automatic transmission with a cooler added, and further back to catch it is a 10 bolt 3.23 posi rear. The 400 cubes are kept cool by a new radiator with electric dual racing fans.
All clean, no surface rust, nice coat of rustproofing, and we are all structurally sound. Front power disc brakes, power rear drums, independent front suspension, rear coil spring suspension finish off our tour of the undercarriage.
A turn of the key and some serious horses are about to be unleashed. My decoder, muscle car expert and myself are smiling with contentment, and we haven't even left the drop-off area. A flick of the slap shifter and we can feel the car power up. We experienced a smooth ride, and it appeared that all interior features, gauges and radio/CD were operable. And the smile continues!
A well sorted out 67 example of the iconic Pontiac LeMans. Plenty of extra power, great sound, comfortable interior, and a working convertible, it does not get much better than this as my decoder and I look at each other and note people would pay to have this job! Why not check this out and leave with a fine example and a smile on your face? Excitement!
B-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
103454-Sequential Unit Number
09E-5th Week September Build
ST 67 23767-1967 Pontiac Lemans Convertible
BDY BAL407-Baltimore Build #
PNT L2-Mariner Turquoise Black Convertible Top