Classifind Cut: 1965 Pontiac LeMans Convertible Project Package – SOLD!

Jan 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Topless Thursday

February 2, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

If you’re looking for a classic car project with all of the parts needed to complete it offered at a discount, then this 1965 V8, four-speed Pontiac Lemans originally listed in January 2021 on Craigslist in LaFollette, Tennesee (Knoxville) may be the car for you. While the car is offered at $12,500 the seller offers the complete package of parts for $17,70o. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their package deal priced at this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $17,600. The great news is that even though this isn’t a GTO, there is still plenty of upside if you decide to sell your LeMans after completing what should be a fairly straight forward restoration…okay, there is no such thing as a “straight forward restoration”, but this LeMans project comes close.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Nice 65 Pontiac Le Mans Convertible with Solid Body & Frame – Never Wrecked – ready to be finished
Doors shut like new (don’t sag), Nice Seats – Recently added 15in Aluminum Wheels with NEW Tires
Engine replaced with a 400 & Auto Trans to move around – Interior & Trunk Floor completely replaced

It’s been in dry storage for 12-15 years waiting while I gathered all parts listed below to restore it
Lost my storage – I have “everything” to finish but my health won’t allow finishing my dream car.
Some or All the following is available for alittle extra with the car, or buy the car & use your own parts

Available parts to complete your car:
Completely Rebuilt Engine with Edelbrock Intake, New 63 Amp Alternator, New Motor Mounts, etc.
Aluminum Radiator with Attached Fan, PS Pump & Restored Heater Duct
Completely Rebuilt 4-Speed (All New Bearings & Synchronizers) with Hurst Shifter
Bell-housing, Flywheel, New Clutch, Pressure Plate, Throw out Bearing, & Fork
Complete Hei Ignition System (New Distributor, Wires & Plugs) – Headman Headers in the box
Complete Disc Brake Kit (Includes New Spindles, Calipers, Rotors, Brackets, Wheel Bearings, Etc.)
New Dual Master Cylinder (correct for Disc Brakes),
New Brake Lines (2) Master Cylinder > Proportioning Valve. New Front & Rear HD Springs & Shocks
Restored Rear Upper & Lower Control Arms with Sway Bar – New Bushings Installed
Restored Front Upper & Lower Control Arms with New Ball Joints & Bushings
New Top with Rear Window & New Tonneau Cover
All New Upholstery in box, New Door & Rear Panels, Carpet, New Seat Chrome
New Rubber Seals – Windshield, Windows, Trunk, Doors, & Top
Z-Bar & All Clutch Linkage w/new Pedal Pads, Floor Grommet, etc
Nice Original 4-Speed Console (needs rear lid), Quarter window trim & Tinted Glass
Restored Dash & Guages w/GTO Walnut Insert & Replacement Tilt Steering Column
Replacement Taillight Covers & Rear Trim Panel with New Lenses
GTO Hood with New Insert, Restored Hinges & Springs
Nice Restored Grills & All New GTO Emblems, Rocker Moldings, etc.
Lots of misc smaller parts included – clips, brackets, locks, etc. etc.

All Above Parts cost me over $9,000 but car buyer can have ALL for Only additional 5200.00
That’s only 17,700 for the complete 1965 GTO Convertible “Kit”! For Only About 50% of finished value
Option: Buyer can choose only parts wanted at 40% Off Retail Cost if desired
Brakes have leaked down in storage so it’s not driveable – must be trailered

I’ll Consider any Reasonable Offers and/or Partial Trades
IF It’s Still Listed – It’s still here waiting for you
Please include your phone number in your 1st email
Any email asking “Still available?” may just be deleted

What would you do with this Pontiac LeMans?  Comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. Michael Gorgia

    LOL. At morning coffee this morning I brought up that years back everyone put “Buick mags” on most GM cars. Lo and behold, the original photos….this Poncho had “Buick mags”!


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