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Aztec Gold 1972 LeMans convertible, right front view. CLICK->
Aztec Gold 1972 LeMans convertible, left side view. We are getting many pictures of convertibles from Canada. CLICK->
Aztec Gold 1972 LeMans convertible, left rear view. The exhaust pipes come out the side on the 1972s. In 1971 they came out the rear. CLICK->
Aztec Gold 1972 LeMans convertible with dog at the wheel. CLICK->
Rio Red 1972 LeMans convertible owned by Joseph Waszgis Jr from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Josept tells us, "I have had this car since 1987. My Father bought it for $300 and we made it a project while in High School. If I got good grades, he funded the materials costs. Recently it needed a make over. So the winter of 2004 I had the body repaired. Now I need to go through the engine and tranny. Yes this is backwards, but I wouldn't touch the car when the paint was flaking off." CLICK->
Rio Red 1972 LeMans convertible, left side view. Joseph painted his Rally II wheels red. This LeMans has the GTO front clip. CLICK->
Rio Red 1972 LeMans convertible, left rear view. Joseph also painted the rear bumper red. It looks like his tail pipes are painted white. CLICK->
Rio Red 1972 LeMans convertible, right rear view. CLICK->
Rio Red 1972 LeMans convertible, front end view. When the GTO front clip was ordered on the LeMans it came with the Pontiac emblem on the grille. CLICK->
Don Opland has some history with this 1972 LeMans Sport with GTO front end. Don explains, "I know I already have a '71 GTO in the 1971 Parking Lot pages, but I had to start this car as well. (To many cars and not enough time... money) I first purchased this car in 1990 from the original owner's family in the neighborhood I grew up in. It was originally a 350 Lemans Sport with the Endura front end option, AC, PS, PB, auto. I rescued it and gave it a little life: 12-bolt 4.11, turbo 400 with 3k stall, 1966 421HO, 4-bolt block punched
.060 to standard 455 bore, 1970 455HO crank, 1971 400 HO heads, RA IV cam, and all the goodies. I had good intentions of making this a car for the wife. (Does that story work for anyone else?) But a new wife, kids, work.. lah.. dah... dah... too much stuff, so I sold it to a school friend in 1994. I got a call in November of 2004 and was asked if I wanted to buy it back. Yep, got another project to add to the list. Since I've been working on the '71 already I asked a friend to help on the body of this one and now it is on its way as well. I hope to have both cars up and running soon. Now all I have to do is live long enough to get them all finished!"Click here to see Don's 71 GTO using the Advanced Picture Searcher loaded with year=1971 and owner=Don Opland. CLICK->
Left rear view of Don's 1972 LeMans Sport hardtop project. CLICK->
Inside Don's 1972 LeMans Sport project car. He's got some good options in here: bucket seats, console, Hurst Dual Gate shifter, and custom sport steering wheel. CLICK->
This 1972 LeMans has a 1966 421HO engine under the hood. CLICK->
Don has removed the lower rear fender. Looks like he has a picture of a 1972 LeMans or GTO on the windshield for inspiration. CLICK->
Don as the some of the trunk floor removed too. PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
Here's a comment from a recent visitor...
Says Bill G (skyhawk91e.@yahoo.com) - "Your site takes some of the sting out of not having my own GTO. I can look at the other GTO's and dream. Hopefully, I'll own one soon."