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Low-miles survivor 1975 Pontiac LeMans


The mid-’70s may not be a great era for classic cars, what with the DOT-mandated bumpers and the EPA-mandated pollution controls, as well as that pesky OPEC fuel-crisis thing, but some cars manage to rise above it.

The Pick of the Day is such a car, an attractively preserved 1975 Pontiac LeMans coupe showing just 34,000 apparently well-loved miles since new by just three owners.

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The Pontiac shows like new

“We have had many ’70s intermediate GM coupes in the last six years, but this is the best original we have had,” says the Lakeland, Florida, dealer advertising the Pontiac on “This car has its factory original Bright Red paint in excellent condition. I love the car has no vinyl top, pretty rare to see one this way.”

The LeMans looks very nice in the large gallery of photos with the ad, which also show the custom bucket seats and red console installed by a prior owner; not a great addition, to my eye, though others might disagree.

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New bucket seats and a red console have been added

The sleek styling of the Pontiac is a standout from this time of questionable design, and it still looks special. I dig the way the taillights wrap over the sloping fenders, and how the wide front end adapts Pontiac’s iconic twin-grille style in a new way.

The coupe is powered by a 350cid V8 with automatic transmission and fully equipped with the features of its time, including cruise control, AC and its original AM/FM audio system and speakers. New tires are mounted on the factory wheels.

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New tired are mounted on the original styled wheels

Everything works as it should, the dealer says in the ad, with a rust-free body and excellent paint and chrome trim.

“This lovely car has been well-cared-for by its prior owners and will look great in your garage,” the ad says.

The rare ’70s survivor is priced at $18,500, which sounds about right for such an unusual find.

To view this listing on, see Pick of the Day

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


  1. I love those 70s cars they are very rare when you go to a car show. Not to many people restore or keep them looking that nice. I have a 1976 Pontiac Grand Prix with 40,000 miles on it all original paint etc. they are fun to drive and have a little of that muscle car look for a bigger car ?

  2. Hi , I just bought a 1972 Lemans , original paint , 46,000 miles , Virginia survivor, If I installed dual exhaust, would it loose points at a pontiac show. It is a 350 cu in 2 barrel .Thanks Jim


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