1965 Pontiac LeMans
1965 Pontiac LeMans 2-Door Hardtop Coupe
- 5.7L LS1 V8 Engine
- Pro-Touring Hardtop
- 350 Rear Wheel HP
- 4L460E Transmission
- Alloy Wheels
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Here's a gorgeous, classic Pontiac that is turn-key ready with a bit of a surprise under the hood. An experienced car builder, and enthusiast spent a lot of time on this LeMans to bring it to the amazing condition it is currently in.
The exterior of this 2 door sports coupe is finished in the original factory color of Fontaine Blue (Code D) and looks great! Body panels, trim, fit, and finish are top notch. The lower quarters were replaced during the restoration of this car, otherwise the car was a great platform to start. The exterior was kept very simple, and was restored to the way the car would've looked when it left the Pontiac Michigan assembly plant in late April of '65.
A well kept, simple interior that is finished in the original color of Blue (Code 217) is crisp and clean. The interior includes bucket seats, updated Dakota Digital analog/digital gauges with electronic odometer, and new carpeting. Overall this interior is in great condition and takes you back to the late '60's - that is, until you punch the throttle...
An engine swap was undertaken in late 2016, approximately a year after the car was purchased. The engine is an LS1 pulled from a '99 Firebird TransAm. Along with going through and checking out the condition of the engine which included replacing a number of ancillary parts, making the engine fit was another task. Electronic fuel parts, alternator relocation bracket, oil pan conversion, driveshaft shortening and re-balance, throttle cable, wiring, and exhaust are all things that had to be modified or sourced so this powerful engine swap would run. The rest of the drivetrain consists of a 4160E automatic transmission, with a rear end that contains 3.73 gears. The engine also has a Tuned ECM, cold air intake, and 3 core aluminum radiator. 17” Ridler wheels are wrapped in BF Goodrich G-Force tires which hide power front disc brakes in the front and power drums in the rear. Ball joints, bushings, springs, and shocks were also replaced during the restoration process.
We have a feeling this one will go fast - a quick sale, and down the road. Don't miss out on your chance to park an unassuming, clean, restored LeMans in your garage that has a little extra punch under the hood! Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.