For Sale: 1966 Pontiac LeMans in Ft Worth, Texas


Vehicle Description

You know that a design is timeless when it looks as fresh and aggressive today as it did when it was new, and that's certainly the case with this pretty 1966 Pontiac Le Mans Custom hardtop. Filled with goodies, it features a 383 Stroker V8 crate motor that's pumping out 435 horses, a dialed-in A/C interior, and a killer two-tone paint job. Tastefully modified, it's a fast, fun street machine that's as popular today (perhaps more so) than it was in 1966.

If you drive what is arguably the best-looking car of the mid-60s, your intent isn't to keep a low profile, so why not go with splashy two-tone paint? The hardtop body wears the vivid Sunset Orange and Silver paint like James Bond wears a tuxedo: it just looks right. For many, the 1966 models got everything just right, from the stacked headlights to the "flying buttress" C-pillars to the restrained use of chrome and trim, and there's simply no way anyone who knows anything about cars won't recognize this Poncho as an apex predator. Finish quality is very good, so you'll have no qualms about letting anyone take a good, long look, because this beauty doesn't need too many excuses. Gaps are impressive, the finish is glossy smooth, and the paint itself seems to glow from within, so it looks right on the nearly 50-year-old sheetmetal. Up front, Pontiac's traditional split front grille is framed in bright trim, but a lot of the emblems have been erased and it's nice to see a flat hood and not some fake scoop or a GTO unit instead. From behind you'll get a set of handsome taillights, and the chrome that does remain in place, including the bumpers, is in very good condition overall. This car makes a fantastic visual statement.

Inside, the changes are a bit less pronounced, but it all works quite well in the vintage Pontiac cockpit. Stock bucket seats are covered in reproduction seat covers that look almost new, as do the door panels. Take a look in the door jambs and you'll note that the two-tone treatment extends even there, indicative of a very thorough, careful painter at work. The primary instruments are factory-issue and are in original condition, so they might show a little age, and they're augmented by full set of auxiliary gauges neatly installed in the center of the dash and a tachometer down low in a custom center console. That's also where the AM/FM/iPod stereo head unit was installed and it feeds a variety of speakers stashed throughout the interior. An aftermarket A/C system was installed to run through super-cool vents under the dash, but because the air blows cool (not ice-cold at the moment), we think it's time for a service. The spacious trunk is finished with black carpets and custom side panels for the subwoofers and amplifiers at the forward bulkhead.

This is a Pontiac, of course, but the engine is a stout 383 V8 Stroker crate motor, which is certainly no slouch in the performance department. The VIN suggests this was original a six-cylinder car, so the V8 upgrade is very welcome, especially when you consider how easily the 435-rate horses can move this original metal. Augmented with an Edelbrock high-rise intake and carburetor, it still looks racy with its chrome valve covers and long-tube headers at the flanks. A big aluminum radiator takes care of cooling, while a newer power master cylinder handles the 4-wheel disc brakes with drilled and slotted rotors. The engine bay is nicely detailed and clean, but not over-done, so it adds to the low-profile look of the car, and power steering and upgraded shocks and a rear sway bar great improve the car's handling. Underneath there's a spirited TH350 3-speed automatic transmission feeding a 10-bolt rear end with a fantastic soundtrack augmented by the custom Flowmaster H-pipe system. The underside is tidy, not detailed for show, but nice enough that you'll never think twice about it, and those gorgeous 17-inch American Racing Torque Thrusts look exactly right. Staggered 215/45/17 front and 245/40/17 rear General radials have been fitted and stuff the wheel wells perfectly, finishing off the sporty look.

With plenty of horsepower and an awesome look, this vintage Poncho neatly straddles the line between restored and modified and remains 100% fun. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1966 Pontiac LeMans
  • Listing ID:CC-1474728
  • Price:$33,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:LeMans
  • Exterior Color:Sunset Orange
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:98147
  • Stock Number:4656-DFW
  • VIN:237176P286173

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