Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion – 1967 Pontiac LeMans

1967 Pontiac Le Mans front and side view

1967 Pontiac Le Mans front and side view – 2014 Route 66 Cruisin Reunion

A Prime Example of a 1967 Pontiac LeMans

Ask most car guys about ’60’s Pontiacs and the first thing out of their mouth will be GTO or Firebird. But there’d be no GTOs if it weren’t for the Pontiac LeMans. Of course, the LeMans was just a trim package on the Tempest as well. But it was that added bit of available power the LeMans offered over the Tempest that signaled to John DeLorean that there was a market for an even more powerful LeMans, heralding the birth of the GTO in 1964. A big block engine alone, however, would not have propelled the GTO to the gearhead goliath it has become without stylish good looks, and the GTO and LeMans have every bit of that in common from 1964-67, despite the GTO being spun into a separate model in 1966. This Gulf Turquoise 1967 LeMans on display at the Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion is a stunning example of those classic lines shared by both models.

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