With the economy, it's a good shot to get a real GTO. I found a 69 driver for 10k. It does needs some further restoration, but that's a buy.
My older brother bought same in '72 as a demo from the local Pontiac/Buick/GMC/Opel dealership.
The LeMans GT was also white with the blue stripe, white interior, bench sheet front, black carpet/dash (140 mph) and 8-track mounted on floor.
Chrome bumpers, duel chrome exhaust tips and a vinyl top. Engine 400/4 brl, automatic with column shift, dual breather horns and a 411 (+-), + traction that was not calibrated with the speedometer.
Fast car red light to red light, punch the gas - drop it in low at 40 mph get tire spin, shift up - tire squeal & leave a black mark - not just a loud chirp.
The dealership's owner had 2 teenage sons (childhood friends) that special ordered in muscle cars as demo's trading up every 5 or 6 months. I know my brother misses this car; I do even more!
Would you mind sharing the source of this information? I have a 1972 LeMans GT I bought new in 1972, and finally, 2 years ago, had restored by a high-end restoration company. I have been trying to find out how many of these cars were produced. I would also like to know how many remain in existence?
I just purchased a 1972 LeMans GT Convertible. Where was this vehicle purchased, and was it a convertible?
I too, own a 1972 LeMans GT. It is numbers matching, 400 4BBL, bench seat, 4 speed (M20), and I have the build sheet. Sundance orange with black vinyl top and black interior. It was built in Framingham MA and delivered to Glen Motors, Berlin NH. Wondering if anyone knows of definitive production numbers?
I once owned a 1972 LeMans with many GTO options such as a limited slip rear end, dual exhausts with splitters, full gauges, sport steering wheel, 4-speed manual transmission and GTO hood, fenders and Endura bumper. It was green with a black vinyl top. It was really beat up, but I wish I had held onto it.