Old Pontiac Cars – Cars with Ride Pleasure

Old Pontiac Cars were some of the best classic cars which had gained wide popularity because of its powerful engine and exquisite body. Old Pontiac Cars had many car models that got a huge consumer base all over the globe. Old Pontiac Cars models like Lemans and Firebird crated a history for Pontiac as it hit huge sales especially in US.

Pontiac Lemans

Pontiac Lemans was a compact car from Pontiac. It was asmall car which was launched during the period when Muscle cars were the current running trend in the market.

Pontiac Lemans was debuted in 1962 and was in production until 1981. During its lifespan it had many changes.  Pontiac Lemans production in 1982 was put to halt because in 1982 Pontiac Bonneville was launched.

1968 Pontiac Lemans was offered in different body types sports coupe, convertible, 2 door hardtop coupe and 4 door sedan. Out of this the hard top model was the most famous model and it had sales of more than 1,10,000 examples.


Pontiac Lemans was powered by 250 cu.in. 6 cylinder engine that engineered 175 Bhp and 240 lb ft of peak torque. Another engine option was available for the GTO sports package model this car was assembled with 8 cylinder engine.

1968 Pontiac Lemans weighs 3,000 pounds. Al the models were equipped with 116 in wheel base. The overall dimensions of Lemans were 211” in length and were 74.8” broad and 52.3 inches in height. 1968 Pontiac Lemans had a fuel tank capacity of 21.5 gallons of gas tank.

Final Verdict:

Pontiac Lemans was one of the best compact cars from Pontiac that created a history for Pontiac car manufacturers.

Pontiac Firebird

Pontiac Firebird is marketed and manufactured under General Motors. Pontiac Firebird was manufactured to be a tough contender to the Chevrolet Camaro. Pontiac Firebird was debuted in the year 1967. 1969 Pontiac Firebird was offered in several engine options.

  • 250 cu. In. inline six cylinder engine that generated 175 Bhp and 240 lb ft of peak torque.
  • 400 cu. in. V8 engine that engineered 335 Bhp and 430 lb ft of peak torque.

These powerful engines categorized it under Muscle car segment.

Firebird Ram Air II of 1969 was capable of chasing 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.3 seconds and would complete a quarter mile in 14.1 seconds.

According to a data from OldRide.com 90,000 examples of hardtops were built and sold and 17,000 examples of the convertibles were sold which even included the Trans Am.

Pontiac Firebird included features like:
  • Power steering.
  • Air Conditioning for the convenience of driver and passengers.
  • Power brakes for better braking abilities.
  • Tilt steering wheel.
  • 5 spoke rally wheels.
  • Clock gauges.
Final Verdict:

Pontiac Firebird is one of the cars that had a powerful engine and luxury features along with exquisite exterior.

Author: badmin

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