1977 Pontiac LeMans Sport Coupe GT 305 ci Chevy
The real last muscle car
When I got the car it needed restoration. The original owner had overheated it and was sitting approx 10 years.
3 years later my friend and I started restoring it. Threw out the 305 (knocking badly) and dropped in a fresh 350, chromed the basics, redid everything fresh, in & out top to bottom. I spoke to one collector salesman and he said I should have kept the 305.
For some reason the Canada 77 LeMans Sport Coupe GT's came with the 305 instead of the 350, they also have the dash from a Grand Prix.
It's gorgeous and now it moves...
I haven't had any problems to speak of, though I don't take it out much.
I have not been able to find out just how many SC GT's were made in 1977 in Canada. I'm told by a Pontiac club in NC that I may be very surprised.
Could anyone HELP?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th August, 2009
The 77 Lemans Sport Coupe came with a Pontiac 301- same block as a 350/400/455 -- this was a true boat anchor.
He did not say what 350. I took out my 74 350 with 190 HP and put in a 1970 350 with a 325 HP in my GM.
1977 Pontiac LeMans Sport Coupe also came with a 350. I bought one brand new with 350 in Canada. Fantastic car, great memories.
I bought mine on September 12, 1977 in Scranton, PA, right off the show room floor. Wish I kept it, don't see any around!
A 301 is not the same block as a 350 Pontiac or 326. It is a newer style, the heads, intake, and such do not cross over like the 326s, 350s and 389s. While they may not be that desirable from a performance stand point, they are far from boat anchors. They last a long time for a 70s engine in stock form. And yes, there are performance parts out there for 301 engines.
The 305 Chevy engine is another good engine that can reach mid 20s for mpg in these heavy 70s cars, when fitted with a over drive and a 2 barrel carb.