Weekend Edition Quick Hit – A Rare 1969 Pontiac Custom S with only 50,000 miles…

1969 PONTIAC CUSTOM S - ONE OWNER - 50K MILES - RARE! - Google Chrome 672014 95840 AM.bmp-001 Welcome to another edition of the Hooniverse Weekend, and I thought I would start out with this rather rare 1969 Pontiac Custom S Hardtop Coupe. I know what you are thinking… But Jim, that’s just a damn Pontiac LeMans or Tempest… How rare could it be? You would be surprised… 1969 PONTIAC CUSTOM S - ONE OWNER - 50K MILES - RARE! - Google Chrome 672014 95813 AM.bmp-001 In 1969, Pontiac had four nameplates for their intermediate sized lineup, and they were in descending order: The GTO (Yes, during this time period, the GTO was a standalone model), The LeMans, The Custom S, and finally the Tempest. I’m not sure why the division heads decided to have a Custom S instead of a LeMans Custom (like the did in 1968), or at least utilize the Tempest name like the Tempest Custom, but I guess they knew best at that time. 1969 PONTIAC CUSTOM S - ONE OWNER - 50K MILES - RARE! - Google Chrome 672014 95912 AM.bmp-001 What is really interesting about this car is the options, or should I say, the lack of options. The engine under the hood is the Pontiac Exclusive 250 CID inline OHC Six Cylinder, making about 177HP at that time. There is also a Three-Speed Manual shifted on the column, and when was the last time you saw one of those? The rest of the car is pretty ordinary for the time, probably mis-ordered from the factory because it has a vinyl roof, full wheel covers, no A/C, and an AM Radio. 1969 PONTIAC CUSTOM S - ONE OWNER - 50K MILES - RARE! - Google Chrome 672014 95945 AM.bmp-001 The listing states that the price for this timewarp is $18,000 which is just a bit high for a car with really nothing special going for it. Of course, we all want it, but the asking price has to be a lot more reasonable. Oh, and about how rare the car is, according to the listing, there were 3,918 1969 Pontiac Custom S Hardtop Coupes produced. I wonder how many were equipped with the OHC Six and a Stick. Take a look at the York PA Craigslist listing here. 1969 PONTIAC CUSTOM S - ONE OWNER - 50K MILES - RARE! - Google Chrome 672014 95903 AM.bmp-001

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