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39 Years Owned Custom 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible 4-Speed Manual Expires July 18, 2024 - Collector Car Canada
39 Years Owned Custom 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible 4-Speed Manual Expires July 18, 2024
39 Years Owned Custom 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible 4-Speed Manual

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39 Years Owned Custom 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible 4-Speed Manual

Being offered is a Custom 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible 4-Speed Manual that has been owned by the seller since 1985.  The car underwent an exhaustive restoration with many tributes to the period GTO, completed in 2015, the car having travelled under 6,000 miles since.  This LeMans Sport Convertible is powered by a 327 c.i. V8 sourced from a 1966 Corvette which has been rebuilt, with larger pistons and hydraulic lifters.  Other equipment includes custom Cragar wheels matching the paint lined in tires with raised white-lettering, power-retractable black soft top, dual exhaust, a 650 CFM dual pumper carburetor, black upholstery, black interior with silver period Pontiac trim and a JVC AM/FM/CD head unit which is not installed.  This custom LeMans Sport convertible is now offered with an owner’s manual, service manuals for both mechanical and Fisher body, extra parts, photos from the restoration as well as parts and service records relating to the restoration completed in 2015 and two sets of keys.

1971 Pontiac Le Mans Sport 4-speed Manual

Lot – 186

Seller – Paul

Seller location – Ottawa, On, K1L(view map)

VIN – 237671P155293

Odometer – 6,000 mi (TMU)

Engine Info – 1966 Corvette V8 Bored out from

327 C.I. with hydraulic lifters

Transmission Info – 4-speed Manual

Exterior Colour – Laser Blue

Interior Colour – Black with Silver trim

Other features – Restoration completed 2015, under

6,000 miles since, please refer to listing for extensive

details

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There were 3,865 convertible examples of the LeMans for the 1971 model year built by Pontiac, all of which were Sport models. This car was repainted in the current GM laser blue metallic in 2015.  With under 6,000 miles driven since, the paint retains a bright lustre.  Equipment includes a power-retractable black vinyl soft top, quad headlights, a faux side vent on each fender, chrome bumpers and dual exhaust exits.  Chrome rockers, a custom grille and hood scoops add to the muscle car look while the power top is unmarked and in very presentable condition.

Custom 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible 4-Speed Manual

The colour-matched staggered Cragar G/T wheels are skinned in Cooper Cobra tires with raised white lettering and installed in 2022, approximately 2,000 miles ago.  Tires are sized 245/60R16 in front and 275/60R16 in the rear.  It should be noted that the car is not equipped with a spare tire.  All body panels were replaced with the restoration and the frame was refinished and painted at that time.

Custom 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible 4-Speed Manual

The cabin features bucket seats up front and a rear bench upholstered in black with matching dash and carpets.  The dash also contains period Pontiac silver trim.  A JVC AM/FM/CD stereo is included and will need to be installed by the new owner – same for the JVC speakers.  A blank panel has been installed over where the stock controls for the heater originally appeared.

Custom 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible 4-Speed Manual

The three-spoke Pontiac-branded steering wheel fronts a 180 MPH speedometer, an 8000 RPM tachometer and other gauges for coolant temperature, fuel level, amperage and oil pressure.  This instrumentation was installed during the restoration, and the odometer showing under 6,000 miles began at zero at that time.

Custom 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible 4-Speed Manual

The V8 engine began life as a 327 cubic-inch unit installed in a 1966 Corvette.  Before installation with the restoration, it was rebuilt with larger pistons and hydraulic lifters installed, good to 7000 RPM.  This powerplant is supported by a four-speed manual transmission sending the power to the rear wheels, the four-speed is cast iron and was sourced from a 1971 Corvette, replacing the stock automatic, and is controlled by a Hurst shifter on the floor.  Also in the engine compartment is a custom-made radiator shroud made from Plexiglas and aluminum.  The car has a Holley chrome air cleaner, Moroso valve covers, a chrome Edelbrock oil filler cap and a 3.55 posi rear-end.  The owner believes the car to make approximately 375 – 400 horsepower.  The most recent oil change was 2,000 miles ago in 2022, Royal Purple oil was used.  The underside is almost as clean as the engine compartment, please see gallery photos.

39 Years Owned Custom 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible 4-Speed Manual

The owner mentions that as well as installing the stereo components, unused weather stripping for both doors is uninstalled and included.  Wiper arms are also uninstalled and included.  Owner mentions a crack in the windshield, approximately 5 inches in length.  A last flaw he mentions is that a spring needs to be reset for the top to sit properly while in the down position.  Many extras accompany the car:  fibreglass GTO style hood with special hinges, spare bumpers, chrome trim pieces, unpainted GTO tribute fibreglass rear spoiler and parts replaced during the restoration.  Mechanical service manual, body service manual, owner’s manual, carburetion and fuel system book, directions for installed American Autowire cluster, folded 3’ x 3’ wiring diagram sheet, fuel tank and exhaust system manual, and receipts from the restoration estimated at a quantity of 100 also accompany the car.

39 Years Owned Custom 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible 4-Speed Manual

The chassis number decodes as follows:

2 – Pontiac
37 – LeMans Sport
67 – Two-door convertible
1 – 1971 model year
P – Assembled in Pontiac, Michigan
155293 – Serial number

Custom 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible 4-Speed Manual

This Custom 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible 4-Speed Manual is available from the 39-year owner with described manuals, described extra parts, photos from the restoration process and two sets of keys in Ottawa, Ontario.

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