Yes, I know, this is suppose to be Wagon Wednesday, but not a single wagon showed up at this little car show I went to over the weekend. What The Hell was that all about? So in honor of a group of no-shows, I present a “What The Hell” Wednesday Posting in which I cover a few GM Muscular (and not so muscular) Mid Sizers. So, sit back, enjoy, and quit your bitchin’.
This is a great 1967 Pontiac LeMans (Not a G-T-O) with a 326 CID Pontiac V-8, backed up with an Automatic. This car shows the average equipment level of these midsized convertibles: No Power Windows, No Air Conditioning, no center console, just an AM Radio, all Vinyl interior, and extra cost Wire Wheel Covers. This car looks great in a Metallic Mint Green paint scheme.
This is a great looking 1972 Chevrolet Malibu (Not an SS) complete with some sort of late model Chevy small block. Obviously this is a restomod, but it was so clean, and so well dome, I had to capture a couple of images. Notice that this car has a proper 4-speed manual, AND a bench seat. The owner didn’t even bother with replacing the steering wheel, and just placed the bid tachometer right in front of the useless speedometer. The color? I would call it Rootbeer with a cream vinyl top. Hey, its a Rootbeer Float!
This is a 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible. Again, this is not a G-T-O, as prices for the Muscle Car Legend have skyrocketed. This seems to be a trend; Looking for the pedestrian brand instead of the True Blue Muscle brand, This LeMans is powered by the Pontiac 350 CID V-8, that produced about 250HP with the two bbl carburetor. The engine compartment is spotless, but I didn’t get a shot of the interior.
This is an actual 1967 Pontiac G-T-O Hardtop in a beautiful shade of Blue and a white Vinyl Top. I love the fact that this is a fully loaded Muscle Car, with the 400 CID V-8, a Hurst dual gate controlled Turbohydramatic automatic transmission, center console, and factory Air Conditioning. This car is a beauty.
The last car featured is a 1965 Chevelle Malibu SS, sporting a 283 CID V-8, which is actually my favorite engine. Did I get a shot of the inside? Nope. What Transmission? Not a clue. Is it still lustworthy? Of course it is.
I know many of you are disapointed in this posting compared to a Wagon Wednesday posting, but I promise you things will be back to normal next week. In the meantime, lay a few comments about these fine machines.