Cheapest Pontiac offering in
Europe was the Tempest Custom, only available as a hardtop sedan like is shown on the
picture. It wasn't very popular amongst the European customers, they rather opted for the
more representative Le Mans version.
The pictures above give you an impression of the difference in equipment levels between the Tempest and the Le Mans range. In the U.S.A. an even more basic version was available, called just Tempest. The Tempest Custom was already a bit more upmarket. The Tempest Custom featured a synchronized 3-speed manual transmission where the Le Mans had a 4-speed transmission. Automatic transmissions were only available on cars fitted with 8 cylinder engines.
Again the Le Mans hardtop sedan, but now a recent picture of a model fitted with the "326 cid V8" engine. The range of available engines in the Le Mans models started with the standard 167 hp straight 6; then there was the "sprint" version of that engine that produced 210 hp @ a very sporty 5200 rpm and the range was topped by a V8 with 5340 cc displacement, producing 253 hp @ 4600 rpm.
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