Prepare to be captivated by the tough decision faced by the lucky owner of this 1963 Pontiac LeMans Convertible. This incredible survivor, free of rust and untouched, showcases its timeless beauty and is ready to shine with a light cosmetic restoration. However, its originality and impressive presentation are equally striking in its current form. With an opportunity to bask in its glory while contemplating their options, the LeMans is now available on eBay from Saint Helena, California. Bidding starts at an enticing $11,800, with a tempting Buy It Now option set at $20,000.
Originally introduced as the top trim option for Pontiac’s Tempest range in 1961, the LeMans gained its standalone model status the following year, making it even more desirable. Our featured car, one of only 15,957 LeMans Convertibles produced in 1963, boasts a conservative Cameo Ivory exterior that remains in its original and unrestored condition. Although the paint shows marks, chips, and scratches, the absence of rust is truly remarkable. Having resided in the San Francisco Bay Area throughout its life, this LeMans has enjoyed a climate that has preserved its metal structure. While a light cosmetic refresh would enhance its overall appearance, the new owner can take their time to complete any desired restoration work.
Step inside this Pontiac masterpiece, and you’ll find an interior that easily satisfies preservation-focused enthusiasts. Adorned with Black vinyl upholstery, the seats are remarkably well-preserved, showing only minor signs of wear. The carpet has faded in some spots but remains in excellent condition. The dash and pad have admirably withstood the California sun, devoid of any aftermarket additions. While it may not boast a plethora of factory options, the original AM radio serves as a nostalgic touch that adds to the car’s allure.
Under the hood, the original owner of this LeMans opted for the top-tier 326ci V8 engine, setting this car apart from the crowd. Equipped with a rear-mounted transaxle and a two-speed automatic transmission, this Pontiac offers improved weight distribution and effortless driving. With power steering and brakes, the driving experience is smooth and enjoyable. Producing 260hp and 352 ft/lbs of torque, the V8 propels the Convertible to a quarter-mile time of 16.9 seconds, reaching a top speed of 122mph. As an added bonus, this classic gem is in excellent mechanical health, boasting new tires and a flawless running and driving performance.