1972 Pontiac LeMans GT from North America - Comments

23rd Sep 2002, 09:05

I have a 1972 Pontiac LeMans 350 V8 Automatic. It has 33088 original miles. Blue with Blue vinyl roof. I was wondering how much this car is value at. Please e-mail me at mikeanorton@msn.com.

10th Feb 2003, 10:10

I have a 1970 Pontiac Lemans GT Convert with a 400 BBL Completely done, I will never sell unless I am offered at least 40,000 US. These are very rare cars. Probably less than 10 left in North America, if that.

11th Apr 2003, 08:06

Hello, I am a owner of a auto restoration shop and we are working on a 1972 convertible Le Mans GT with 455 H.O. engine and auto transmission. I am looking for other owners of this model to talk to. I need information about the rally stripe package and GT decal kit. Please e-mail me if interested in talking to me about this car. TWORICK@INETNEBR.COM.

4th Jun 2003, 19:10

Hello, I just bought a 72 LeMans with the GTO setup on the front. It's got the GTO hood and front end, is that a factory option or self modified?

My LeMans has a 65 Corvette 327.30 over, it has one of the largest cams made, and currently has 461 camel back heads with a Holley 850 carb and a Weiand intake manifold. The tranny is a 350 turbo with a B&M shift kit and a B&M Mega shifter. The dyno sheet says 420 hp as it sits.

The paint was done by a buddy that owed me a favor. It's a metallic purple that turns blue; was told it (would) cost 3k. Also has a 12 bolt 442 rear end in it.

I bought this car for $1000 CDN, and would like to know more about the history, email me at starrkeith@hotmail.com

13th Jun 2003, 00:45

I'm looking into purchasing a '72 Le mans 4 door/hard top. The previous owner brought the car 2 years ago and has totally restored it. She has also made several modifications, such as changing the style or brakes and switching to dual exhaust. The car has 45,000 miles. She is asking a negotiable $6,500 US dollars.

My questions to any readers of this comment:

1) If you currently own or have previously owned this car I would be interesting in finding out what specific problems you have had, and any particular perks you experienced with this car.

2) This will be my second car, but the first one I am purchasing myself. So if any experienced classic car buyers or owners have any advice for me I would be more than happy to hear it. I am especially having trouble with calculation the condition, mileage, repair and restoration costs into how much I should be paying for the car.

Any comments are appreciated.

Eva K.

New Jersey

Hushedtool@aol.com.

7th Oct 2003, 22:22

I had a 1975 Pontiac Le Mans GT Sport Coupe. This was a Canadian car. It came with a 350 small block. I still have a few pics of the car. It was wrecked in 1982, hit by a drunk driver. These Canadian Gt are now hard to fine. Last time I was in Canada looking to buy one I had no luck. Just a classic car for it's time.

Bug!

19th Nov 2003, 07:41

I have had a 1972 Luxury LeMans which was given to me in 1987. I keep it in my barn where it sits for a couple of months at a time until I start it up and drive around the block. I know this isn't the best thing for it, but it's still alive. I do change the oil once a year and it always passes inspection. The 350 never fails to start even with my abuse! The body needs work and paint, but the interior (with bench seats) is good to excellent. The locals respect the vehicle and someone always wants to buy it. Does anyone have any history on the '72 LL?

Thanks, Bill----bgucfa@moheganmail.com.

30th Jun 2004, 22:15

I have been hoping to purchase an early 70's LeMans since the first day I laid eyes on one (at age 12) I would have settled for something simular, Chevelle possibly. I moved into a new apartment building last October only to discover a 1972 LeMans, 350, Red with white seats and black trim. Black vinyl top installed before delivery by dealership. The car was sitting and never moved. Christmas day last year I saw an elderly man washing it in the underground. I asked if he was selling it and he said he was considering it. It belonged to his wife who passed away back in April 2003. The car had not been used since, except for the occasional wash inside the building. Everything is original, even the exhaust. It has 42,700 miles. It is just now needing a paint job because of the dampness in the underground. He did not keep it covered. Picked it up for $2,000. What a steal! Can anyone tell me what it's real value is?, and if painting it would increase it's value? Sorry guys. It's not for sale. Enjoying it too much and getting plenty of looks and offers. Two days after I got it I was offered $7,000. Is it worth more?

Please comment. mosamson@hotmail.com

Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

5th Apr 2005, 17:34

I owned a 1972 Le Mans GT back in the mid 1970's. The car was metallic green with gold stripes. The paint would look gold if you looked at in from an angle. It had the GT emblem on the trunk and the front fenders. Came stock with a 350 2/barrel (I believe it was a Carter) 3 speed standard with floor shifter and Bench seat. I also remember it having the 350 emblems on the lower fenders in front of the doors. I loved that car and regret ever selling it, but did sell it back in the days of the gas crunch and waiting in gas lines. I do have some photos of it.

It was an awesome car and very hard to find info on it.

1st Jun 2006, 09:48

Shortly after graduating high school in 1978, I bought a 1973 Pontiac LeMans GT from my brother. I know of at least two previous owners of this car before him.

I loved this baby. It was brown, with the stripe down the side. It had the bench seat, factory Hurst shifter 3-Speed in the floor, 350 2 Barrel carb, factory Pontiac Rally Wheels, and factory dual exhaust.

Through the previous owners and when I obtained possession of it, the rear end sat low to the ground. I personally didn’t care for that particular look, so I went to work on it. I added a set of Gabriel High Jacker air shocks and pumped them up to raise the tail end on up, giving it the Hot Rod look I was seeking.

Next, I wanted the sound, to go with the new look. So I added a pair Cherry Bomb glass packs. That gave me what I wanted to hear, but not what the local Police Dept. wanted to hear.

Last, to spruce up the looks, I put on a set of tires. After a high speed blowout on the Zenith SS Wide Trac’s, I put on a set of white letter Cooper 60 XXT’s on the back and Cooper 70 XXT’s on the front. This car turned more heads than any vehicle that I have ever owned. The Cherry Bombs got their attention, then their eyes would lock on target.

Then, a major mistake on my part, parked her in the junkyard. I have still been unable to spot a picture of a 73 GT with that color and stripe down the side. The pictures that I see now seem to show a shorter overall length than what I remember about mine. Even the doors on mine seemed longer than what I can find in the pictures of this particular model.

But, I won’t stop looking and I will, someday, have another LeMans or GTO.

I am also on the hunt for a late 60’s or 70 something Cuda, Roadrunner, or a Super Bee.