1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport
1971 Pontiac Lemans Sport
While the Pontiac GTO gets all the accolades and high selling prices to go along with the hoopla, truth be told, its sibling, the LeMans is basically the same car. The LeMans is a great alternative to spending tens of thousands on a GTO, as both cars share the same sheet metal, interior components and most mechanical parts. The 1968 to 1972 LeMans models are among the best-looking Pontiacs ever manufactured and are quite plentiful, with nearly 673,000 built. Finding parts is easy due to a huge supply of parts and a strong aftermarket.
For consignment, the more affordable LeMans Sport from 1971. This particular car has documentation back to 1971 upon its purchase by a Lt. Stephen Gunn on May 19, 1971, from southern dealer Lane-Moak Pontiac. It has spent its lifetime in the south and its metal panels own up to that fact being all original and accident free as well as rust free. A beautiful respray and color change but retaining its factory drivetrain and sporting a new interior and top but retaining the factory dash. Oh, and it's a convertible!
Bathed dual stage bright red paint, which covers laser straight steel panels with awesomely minded gaps. Everything about this car is straight and true. Some slight underlying beginnings of rust is noted on the rear deck just aft of the rear of the canvas top. Bumpers and all chrome are the beneficiary of careful caring through time. Above the front bumper is a split grille which has the Pontiac beak and that is flanked by dual headlights with shiny bezels. That split grille and beak is mimicked by a chrome encircled grille. To the rear and we see inset taillights in the back bumper, more straight steel for the rear quarters and trunk lid. Roofline has a beautiful tapered descent by the canvas from the roof to the trunk lid and sports a clean glass in the back. Correct 14-inch Rally II machined shiny 5 spoke wheels are all around and these are wrapped by Hankook Optima radials with thin white walls.
Moving to the interior which is covered in black vinyl from the door panels to the seats, which are buckets with adjustable headrests in front and a long and clean rear bench. Door panels are in black vinyl and are in very good condition. All seats have a textured ribbed ebony charcoal gray insert and smooth vinyl bolsters in black. These nicely preserved seats are floating in a sea of black unfaded carpet. The dash is all original and presents in black padding with some wood appliqué for the deep inset circular gauge cluster. Fronting this beautiful dash is a correct formula steering wheel which has a black rim. A factory AM/FM radio is neatly inserted into a horizontal machined spun aluminum pattern trim strip. In the center a white ball topped Hurst shifter which resides with a black painted over red vinyl console. Black vinyl is tight and creates the headliner.
As the hood opens, we see a fully restored numbers matching 350ci V8 L30 mill. It is painted turquoise and has chromed valve coverings. On top is a recently rebuilt 4bbl carburetor and on back is a factory Muncie 4-speed manual transmission which codes out to be numbers matching and correct for this car. On the back for the rear axle is a 10 bolt 3.23 version. All looking shiny and nice in this engine bay.
Barely a hint of surface rust to be seen, all black steel that is structurally sound and not even spattered with road dirt. A clean stock exhaust snakes its way rearward, passing independent coil springs up front, and a 4 link with coil springs on the rear. Power drum brakes are on the front and back of the car.
A beautiful driver that started right up, and handled our test track passing with flying colors. Good acceleration, nice cruising, and great brakes and we are all safe here. All working functionality and ice cold air conditioning.
A truly wonderful example of the LeMans Sport. A nice respray, new white canvas convertible top, and new interior seat coverings and door panels with the original dash with its wood appliqué panel for the instrument background. Time to get your “beak on”.
P-Pontiac, MI Assy Plant
156875-Sequential Unit Number
ST 71 23767-1971 Lemans Sport Convertible
BDY PON134420-Pontiac Body #
TR 269-Black Vinyl Buckets
PNT 13B-Nordic Silver, Black Top
05A-1st Week May Build
B84-Body Side Moldings
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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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