1972 Pontiac LeMans has unusual features

1972 Pontiac LeMans has unusual features

Pick of the Day is a base model coupe but comes with a story

In 1972, the Pontiac LeMans came in five body styles — 2-door coupe, 2-door hardtop, 2-door convertible, 4-door sedan and 4-door station wagon, with the wagon available with seating for the buyer’s choice of 6 or 9 occupants.

There were also four models — GTO, Luxury, Sport and Base. 

The Pick of the Day is one of those Base models, a 1972 Pontiac LeMans coupe, but one that comes with a story.

“You ask what makes this so rare,” says the private seller of the car, which is advertised on ClassicCars.com, “this model was one of a few thousand that was scheduled for convertible top, and was pulled off the assembly line to put hard top.”

Pontiac did produce LeMans convertibles for 1972, and nearly 3,500 of them, but they were all equipped as Sport-trim vehicles.   

The car on offer here is located in Franklin, Tennessee, and the seller notes that the car has been “garage kept” every night of its life, “as far as I know.”

The car also is all original and in excellent condition, the seller adds.

“This car has the original 350 motor with the 2 bbl carburetor with 50,000 miles,” the advertisement says. “It has had the exhaust replaced, the radiator rebuilt, new master cylinder, brakes completely went thru, new hoses, belts.”

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And while not a GTO version, the car is equipped with the Goat’s double hood scoop.

“I have looked and looked to find others like it and cannot,” the seller reports.

The exterior color is gold and the interior is black leather and the roof is covered in vinyl. A 6-cylinder engine was standard in the base LeMans in 1972 but this one is equipped with the optional 350cid unit, which is linked to an automatic transmission. 

The car carries a D37 trim-level designation and has air conditioning, bucket seats, power brakes and steering. The asking price is $25,000.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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  • Paul Ritter
    January 19, 2019, 9:25 PM

    I had a 1972 Lemans wagon ordered with the Endura Option which included essentially the GTO front end sheet metal, namely the fender and hood scoops and the body-colored bumper. All for $42. Those were the days!

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    • Patrick Smith@Paul Ritter
      January 20, 2019, 9:04 AM

      The story the seller states does not make sense nor was it possible. The body is chosen from a body bank based on a sales order number which has all the details including options and body style on it. Once approved a body is chosen from the body bank, assigned a VIN and sent to plant for building. It’s too late at this point. It stays a convertible or in this case, a hardtop. Anything else is either misunderstood or wishful thinking.

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