LeMans Sport Coupe
1973 Pontiac LeMans Sport Coupe
1973 Pontiac LeMans Sport Coupe
From 1973 to 1977, the LeMans and other GM intermediates were much larger in size than previous models due to evolutionary changes that resulted in larger cars year after year and federally mandated 5 mph crash bumpers that added weight and length. During this period, Pontiac's intermediate lineup included the base LeMans, LeMans Sport Coupe, GTO (1973 only), Luxury LeMans (became the Grand LeMans in 1975), the Euro-styled Grand Am from 1973 to 1975, and the 1977 Can Am. Body styles were all based on GM's Colonnade hardtop design for both sedans and coupes (no convertibles offered after 1972) that included center pillars for improved rollover safety standards but eliminated true hardtop design, along with frameless windows similar to a hardtop. Two-door coupes featured triangular "fixed" rear side windows that did not open, which were covered with louvers on the LeMans and GTO sport coupes, and the new Grand Am coupe.
This 1973 LeMans, along with all other GM intermediates, was new from the ground up but retained the same wheelbase lengths of 112 inches for two-door coupes, and 116 inches for four-door sedans and station wagons. All models featured the federally mandated 5-mile-per-hour front bumpers along with single headlights. Handling capabilities were greatly improved on all models due to new front-suspension components shared with the F-body Pontiac Firebird and Chevrolet Camaro, improved rear-coil suspension and bias-belted tires. Our consigner purchased this car from its original owner in 2007 and at that time it had a mere 34K miles. Always garage kept, it remains in very good condition, it now shows 44,578 original miles.
Ascot Silver bathes the stylized body panels that are rust free and mostly devoid of any faults, save for a dent or two which are minor. Gaps are well minded on the steel slabs throughout, and a burgundy vinyl top with some venting on the B pillar and no rust underneath anywhere is on. From its sleek front beak to its pinched design rear it remains sporty and shiny with its accenting chrome. 15-inch Pontiac Rally 2 wheels are on all 4 corners and all is looking great on this multiple award winning car for your possible taking.
In contrast and as a compliment to the exterior Ascot Silver, the interior is bathed in Oxblood colored vinyl, wood appliqué and chrome trimming. Door panels are near perfect and in plenty of the Oxblood with a peppering of chrome knobs and actuators with some wood accenting appliqué. Inside seating is just beautiful with all tuck and roll vertical pattern Oxblood vinyl, high backed buckets for the front and a bench for the back. A square and rectangle design center console races past the buckets and dies underneath the dash. Here we see more molded vinyl and plastic in Oxblood along with some very clean instruments in a red field and a lower band of wood appliqué. An original steering wheel is fronting the dash, red carpeting is flooding the floors, and an Oxblood vinyl headliner is above. Niiiiiice!
Under the hood is a shiny detailed and well-kept 350ci L30 V8 engine. There is a single 2-barrel carburetor atop, and a TH350 3-speed automatic on back. The rear axle weighs in as a 10-bolt 2.73 gear ratio setup. All is nice and shiny under here with nice corrosion free bolt ons throughout.
With only 44K original miles on the undercarriage is definitely rust free, and even dirt free, with solid floorpans and frame construction. A nice even undercoating covers most surfaces. Independent coil springs for the front and a 4 link with coil springs on back, with power disc brakes on front and power drums for the rear can be noted when looking underneath. A nice shiny dual exhaust makes its way from front to rear too.
This car started and ran like it was new and looks the part too. All functions were working well, and it performed as it should on the test track. Nice acceleration, good bias free braking, and smooth comfy cruise.
Adorned with its AACA-HCOF badge, you know you are in rarefied air with this low mileage cream puff, preserved very nicely from 1973. The colors are just right, the options are really nice, and all is good baby bear.
37-Sport Coupe Hardtop
M-350ci V8 2bbl 150hp
G-Framingham, MA Assy Plant
108117-Sequential Unit Number
ST 73AF37-1973 Lemans Sport Coupe
BDY G039372-Framingham Body #
TR 257 A51-Oxblood Vinyl Buckets
PNT 64 H-Ascot Silver, Oxblood Vinyl Top
11C-3rd Week November Build
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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