1964 Pontiac LeMans Sport Coupe
-400ci engine with a mild cam inserted
-Marina Blue paint
-New chrome Cragar wheels
-Sniper fuel injection
-Modern AC System
-GTO clone badging
-Comes with original dash, AC box, and Dash pad
-Comes with original LeMans hood (see pictures)
-Exhaust open header cutouts with push button
We are early in the game here for the modern Pontiac so just a small beak is emerging on this dual horizontal headlight car. A shiny bumper below the split grille and a central trim piece complete the front end design, decidedly Pontiac, and a precursor of designs to come. Straight steel panels with well minded gaps form the shape of this 2-door sedan with nice paint throughout in PPG light Marina Blue paint with a clear coat. Rocker trimmings and window surrounds are beautifully preserved, and a row of vertical ribs shows well on either rear quarter just prior to the rear wheel well. On back the taillights are within a simple horizontal strip and are confined to the rear panel below the trunk. Shiny Cragar wheels are all around, and dual exhaust tips peek out from under the rear bumper.
Molded vinyl makes up the door panels and this emulates stitched panels, but alas is molded and looking really good. Small console races forward and houses a locked glovebox, and the ball topped shifter. The dash has been updated from the original, now presenting in a much lighter and airier feel. To obtain this look, brushed stainless steel is covering all panels of the dash front, and white faced gauges with chromed bezels are inserted. These are larger and much easier to read and have a very aesthetic layout mirroring either side. A Grant drilled billet style wood rimmed rally wheel is fronting this custom dash. The dash top is gray and slightly padded with no cracks or errors. Black carpeting floods the clean floors which have included sound deadening prior to carpeting, and above is a black headliner showing slight ripples but remaining overall tight.
Not original to this car, but certainly welcomed change from the factory is now a 400ci V8 circa 1977-79. There are 6X heads on this engine, and Holley sniper fuel injection. On back is a TH400 3-speed automatic and a 10-bolt rear axle. A new wiring harness and supple hoses abound.
Pypes mufflers, new sway bar, new box trailing arms, power front disc brakes, power rear drums, and power steering there has been plenty of work performed on the underside to do some updating and performance enhancing. No road dirt or surface rusting seen, all shiny black structurally sound steel. A nice job underneath.
For a 1964 LeMans this car is a performer! Plenty of powerful acceleration, bias free braking, and good handling. All functions were working well on the control front, speedo has been calibrated, tachometer is currently working, and all gauges in complete functioning order! New Vintage AC system adds to the amazing ride on a hot day.
With work done and care taken, we now have a fine example of the 1964 LeMans simple in its early design, plenty of upgrades including the engine, transmission, and straight rust free panels with a beautiful new interior. True to LeMans tradition, speed is involved as well as endurance for this beauty from the mid 1960's.