|Car location:||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States|
1971 Pontiac Le Mans - Runs & Drives Excellent - Great Value - NO RESERVE
**** RELISTED DUE TO NON PAYING BIDDER ****
**** SERIOUS BIDDERS ONLY PLEASE!!!! ****This 1971 Pontiac LeMans two-door hardtop is presented in original condition with very recent professional service and is ready to be enjoyed. The LeMans has been a super-fun car to own and drive over the years, but it is time now to let another family appreciate it. The vehicle description and pictures below cover all bases and should give the new owner a great sense of current condition and care of the Pontiac during my ownership.
We purchased the LeMans in 2015 from a gentleman in Newark, Delaware. The Pontiac when I got it was mostly all-original with the only deviation from stock being the addition of an aluminum intake manifold and four-barrel carburetor to get some more power out of the numbers matching 350 cubic-inch V8 (the original Pontiac intake manifold, Rochester carburetor, and air cleaner base are included with the LeMans). Also previously added to the LeMans was a Sunpro engine operations three-gauge cluster as well as a Sanyo cassette stereo with rear speakers. Other than these above-mentioned items, and an older repaint, the car is original in every way. The unmolested original condition of the LeMans really caught my eye.
The LeMans is equipped with the following features and options: Air Conditioning, Edelbrock Aluminum Intake Manifold, Edelbrock 600 CFM Carburetor, Sunpro Gauge Cluster, Power Steering, Power Front Disc Brakes, Front Anti-Roll Bar, 10-Bolt Rear Axle, Dual Exhaust System with Xlerator Turbo Mufflers, Chrome Exhaust Tips, Brand New Milestar MS775 White Wall Radial Tires, Original Steel GM Wheels Powder-Coated Black, Full Hub Caps, Gabriel Ultra Shock Absorbers, Bench Front Seat, Seat Belts, Stainless Steel Window Trim, Chrome Rocker Molding, Chrome Drip Rail Moldings, Chrome Bumpers, Chrome Side Mirror, Body Side Molding, Sanyo Cassette Stereo, Spare Tire, Jack, Lug Wrench
At the time we lived in New York and drove the LeMans 4 hours home (over 200 miles) without issue. I drove the Pontiac occasionally during the warm months for a couple of years before relocating to Charlotte, NC. In the fall of 2019 I had one of my teammates – a professional classic car mechanic – do a full bumper-to-bumper service on the Pontiac. The details of that service included:
-New AC Delco R45S Spark Plugs-New Sears Die Hard Battery-New A/C (15585), P/S (15500) & Alternator (15585) Belts-New Fuel Filter-New Valve Cover Gaskets (FEL VS50005C)-New Front Brake Pads-New Upper & Lower Radiator Hoses-New 160 Degree Thermostat-New Yoke Seal-New Shifter Seal-New U-Joint Hardware-New Rear Package Tray-Serviced All Roll up Window Mechanisms-Serviced Door Locks & Latches-Oil & Filter Change
The LeMans is very clean under the hood with newer components like brake master cylinder, brake booster, and alternator. The previous owner stated the numbers matching 350 cubic-inch V8 was rebuilt and looks to be with new freeze plugs in the block. The engine runs strong with no smoke, taps, or knocks. There certainly has been an eye towards preservation as the engine compartment is mostly original and retains much of its original hardware.
Engine starts right up and idles effortlessly. The aluminum Edelbrock intake manifold is topped with an Edelbrock Performer #1406 600 CFM carburetor featuring electric choke. The previous owner stated the carburetor was rebuilt and it shows. My mechanic found the carburetor in great condition providing smooth fuel delivery. As mentioned, the original Rochester 2-barrel carburetor, original Pontiac intake manifold and original air cleaner base are also included with the car if the new owner wishes to go back to 100% correct. Ignition wires, cap and rotor all looked new to us without need of replacement. The factory exhaust manifolds are in place with no leaks and are connected to a dual exhaust system with Xlerator Turbo Mufflers and stylish chrome exhaust tips. The exhaust sound is not too loud and sounds very healthy.
Just in the last month I had the original GM steel wheels professionally powder coated black and wrapped in brand new Milestar MS775 White Wall Radial tires as well as doing a fresh oil and filter change. The Pontiac drives beautifully – no squeaks or rattles…amazingly quiet – just a nice smooth ride. My mechanic noted that the front suspension components are all in very good condition with many new correct parts. The ball joints, tie rod-ends, control arm bushings, sway bar bushings, idler arm, and pitman arm all look to be recent service replacements. The Pontiac is equipped with Gabriel Ultra Shock absorbers. We also checked and serviced the braking system to find all components in excellent operating condition – we only added new front pads on very good rotors and adjusted the rear drums. It seems the previous owner really stayed on top of all areas of service as the LeMans had no problem areas mechanically that required immediate attention. We only did preventative maintenance in replacing fluids, belts, hoses, etc., as anyone would when acquiring an older classic car. We did notice a small transmission drip from the shift-selector seal and yoke seal. Both seals have been replaced. The yoke is probably original allowing a fluid drip when the car is parked - have not serviced this item. The numbers-matching “Turbo 350” transmission shifts perfectly and operates as it should.
The factory air conditioning works very well and has been converted to R134A refrigerant. There are no leaks in the system and the air has been cold for several seasons now. The only issue is the blower fan only operates on the top three speeds - the top high speed does not work. Dash vents are all there and not missing any sections. All other interior items like the turn signals and indicators, wipers, emergency flashers, parking lights, brakes lights, headlights and high beams work just fine. Even the cigarette lighter works! Dome interior light works but needs a new lense. Gauge lightbulbs need to be changed. The door locks and latches were all serviced so the keys and handles work great. Had my mechanic friend go through each window regulator to ensure smooth operations and they work great, no window issues. Side glass in very good condition. Rear window has some surface scratches. The windshield has a small dime-sized chip on the passenger side. Windshield also includes the built-in radio antenna. The stereo works…never tried a cassette…and has a “Realistic” brand FM signal booster connected to it from the mount in the glove box. The dashboard is in good shape save for a small cut on the driver side corner and passenger side above glove box. Rest of the dash looks great for its age including wood grain areas. Speedometer works fine and is accurate. The gas gauge reads a little less than what is really in there (full tank might say 7/8ths and so on) but does work. Steering wheel in great shape and the horn buttons work well. Column shifter operates smoothly. The bench seat upholstery is a custom fit vinyl and cloth cover over the original Code 251 Dark Blue upholstery and is in fair condition but has several seam splits on the ends. A new seat cover is in order. Rear seat has a similar custom fit cover and is in good condition with no evident tears. The door and side panels, front and back, are all in very good original condition. Only the driver side arm rest is worn. All the original seat belts are present and accounted for. The headliner is new from the previous owner and was properly installed – looks great. A pair of matching sail panels (some bubbling needs to be ironed out) are included but not installed. A new package tray was installed too. The driver side kick panel has a large area removed for a stereo speaker that was installed. Under the dash looks very neat and tidy. The fuse panel looks unmolested, and the carpet firewall panel and foot pedal pads are also all in great shape. The carpet looks to be original and is in decent condition for 50 years old. I had added a set of generic carpet aftermarket floor mats in the LeMans.
The Lemans has evident rust on the car which is primarily on the passenger side rear quarter panel, door edge and a small bit on fender. The driver side has rust at the edge of the rear quarter panel and paint bubbling behind door. The doors, hood and trunk gaps are all excellent and open and close nicely. The front lower valance panel has damage. The distinctive nose of the LeMans is in great shape as well as the excellent front grill assemblies. Both chrome bumpers need re-chroming. Headlights, headlight bezels, turn signal lenses, taillight lenses, stainless steel window trim all in excellent condition. I acquired several extra hubcaps off eBay that are on the car now. Three out of the four hubcaps on the car look awesome with superb stainless steel and the bright red Pontiac lense in the center. The other hubcaps that came with the LeMans are included.
In the trunk is the original Goodyear bias ply spare tire, still holding air, as well as the original jack and lug wrench. The trunk weatherstrip is original and worn, but a brand new weatherstrip is included in a separate small box. The sheet metal in the trunk is in very good condition. The only blemish is the area near the wheel well on the driver side. The floor pans of the LeMans are in excellent condition. The Pontiac must have been undercoated from new because the entire underside of the car is rust free. There is a very small area where the undercoated was pealed away and what you see is shiny silver sheet metal underneath. The undercarriage is certainly in solid condition.
I work for a well-known motorsports team and practice all professional standards, both in business and personally. The Pontiac is my personal vehicle and not related to my employment. Your purchase transaction will be handled expertly and efficiently, however, I have very clear purchase instructions that must be adhered to.
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required immediately at time of purchase via PayPal. The remaining balance must be received within seven (7) days. There are three (3) options here for payment of the remaining balance. Within seven (7) days the new owner can either provide bank wire transfer to my account OR the new owner can mail to me via FedEx a bank cashier’s check. If bank wire transfer is chosen, the new owner is to please request my bank wiring information which I will promptly supply via email. Please be advised the bank wire transfer or bank cashier’s check proceeds MUST clear my bank account before the Pontiac and vehicle title will be released. This clearing time can take possibly up to 2 or more additional business days. Cash is also acceptable at pickup within 7 days. Personal check, PayPal or certified check is not an acceptable form of final payment.
Once the remaining balance is fully received the new owner can schedule to pick up the Pontiac. I understand schedules can be tricky, so I am flexible as to the pickup of the Pontiac. I would request that the LeMans is picked up no later than 2/12/22. The car will remain in my climate-controlled storage unit garage that is in a gated private community. If the car cannot be picked up before 2/19/22 a $25 per day storage fee will apply. Not trying to be difficult here but close to a month is more than a reasonable amount of time to pick up a vehicle.
If the new owner is coming personally to pick up the LeMans, I will hand deliver the clear North Carolina title that is in my name. If the new owner is going to utilize an automobile transport service I will, at my cost, FedEx the title to the new owner, after picking up, to ensure safe delivery. I prefer not to give an automobile title to a shipping company that could potentially misplace it. Please be advised any pickup, either in person or via a transport service must occur between Monday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – no exceptions please.
I believe in total clarity in selling a car. I always desire a great purchase experience when buying a used car and wish to provide the same to the new owner of the Pontiac. I have tried to describe the LeMans as best as possible here and hope I have covered all areas. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.
If you are looking for an original 1971 Pontiac LeMans, it would be hard to find one that is as solid and complete as this one.
VIN: [hidden information]A[hidden information]Miles: 41,644 miles showing on the odometer Engine: Numbers Matching 350 V8 Engine Block Number: [hidden information] (350 CI V8)Engine Unit Number: [hidden information]XREngine VIN: 21A[hidden information] (2 = Pontiac/1 = 1971/A = Atlanta Assembly Plant)Transmission: Numbers Matching TH-350 3-Speed Automatic (21A12591)Trim Tag Info: Build date 09C (3rd week of September, Atlanta, GA), Paint 24 (Adriatic Blue), Trim 251 (Dark Blue)Equipment: Air Conditioning, Power Steering, Power Front Disc Brakes, Front Anti-Roll Bar, 10-Bolt Rear Axle, Dual Exhaust System with Xlerator Turbo Mufflers, Chrome Exhaust Tips, Brand New Milestar MS775 White Wall Radial Tires, Original Steel GM Wheels Powder-Coated Black, Full Hub Caps, Gabriel Ultra Shock Absorbers, Bench Front Seat, Seat Belts, Stainless Steel Window Trim, Chrome Rocker Molding, Chrome Drip Rail Moldings, Chrome Bumpers, Chrome Side Mirror, Body Side Molding, Spare Tire, Jack, Lug Wrench Items Included with the Car: Two Sets of Keys (One Original Set & One New Set), Original Rochester 2-Barrel Carburetor, Original Intake Manifold, Original Air Cleaner Base, New Trunk Weatherstripping, Interior Sail Panels, Extra Hub Caps Warranty: This vehicle is being sold AS-IS
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