1962 Pontiac Tempest Convertible 74290 Miles White 3.2L L4 4-Speed Manual

1962 Pontiac Tempest Convertible

Technical specifications of Pontiac Tempest 1962

Price: US $29,997.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Pelham, Alabama, United States
Make: Pontiac
Model: Tempest
SubModel: Convertible
Type: --
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1962
Mileage: 74290
VIN: 162S13947
Color: White
Engine size: 3.2L L4
Power options: --
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Red
Options: --
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

CLIMATE GARAGE KEPT AND TENDERED BY A GENUINE CAR COLLECTOR!!! 4 SPEED TEMPEST POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP 4 CYL ENGINE TEMPEST WHEELS EXCELLENT CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT!!!! RED LEATHER RADIO1961-1963 Pontiac Tempest(LeMans Convertible)Despite sharing some sheet metal with the Oldsmobile F-85 the first-generation Tempest had several unique features that made it stand apart from the other compact GM cars. Power came from a ground breaking 195 cubic inch (3.2 L) straight-4 engine marketed as the "Trophy 4" derived from the right... cylinder bank of Pontiac's 389 cubic inch "Trophy 8" V8 engine. The other part of the pioneering Tempest drivetrain was a rear-mounted transaxle that was coupled to a torque shaft arcing in a 3 in (76 mm) downward bow within a longitudinal tunnel. This joined the forward engine and the rear transaxle into a single unit helping to reduce vibration. The design known as "rope drive" had only been seen previously on General Motors' 1951 Le Sabre concept car.The combination of a rear-mounted transaxle and front-mounted engine very nearly gave the car an ideal 50/50 front/rear weight distribution. This along with a four-wheel independent suspension helped make the Tempest a nimble-handling car for the era. The front engine/rear transaxle design also eliminated the driveshaft/transmission tunnel in the front of the passenger compartment while lowering the driveshaft tunnel in the rear compared with a conventional front engine/front transmission layout.The Tempest's designer auto industry icon John Z. DeLorean was Pontiac's chief engineer at the time of its introduction. He wanted the Tempest to be more than just a compact and he apparently convinced the American motoring press of that: The Tempest was Motor Trend magazine's 1961 Car of the Year. Road & Track praised the Tempest as "exceptionally roomy" and "one of the very best utility cars since the Ford Model A."The Trophy 4 four-cylinder engine was promoted for its economy but Pontiac also saved money on its assembly: Because it was based on the right cylinder bank of the Pontiac 389 V8 engine both engines could be built on the same assembly line. There were three versions of the Trophy 4: An economy version with a relatively low 8.6:1 compression ratio and a single-barrel carburetor; a hotter version with a 10.25:1 compression ratio and a single-barrel carburetor; and the most powerful Trophy 4 engine which had a 10.25:1 compression ratio and a four-barrel carburetor. While both Trophy 4 engines (low and high compression) equipped with single-barrel carburetors produced 110-140 hp (82-104 kW; 112-142 PS) the high-compression four-barrel Trophy 4 engine produced 166 hp at 4800 RPM.Another departure from the other Y-body cars was the Tempest's 9 in (23 cm) drum which used five studs on the same bolt circle ("five-on-four-and-a-half") and 15 in (38 cm) wheels - a configuration unique among General Motors cars.For 1962 a floor-mounted fully synchronized four-speed manual transmission became available.For the 1962 model year there were four Tempest models available: a sedan a coupe a station wagon and a convertible. Customers wanting something fancier could opt for the LeMans trim package upgrade which featured front bucket seats. Tempest LeMans models were available with either the coupe or the 1963 the LeMans became a separate series referred to as senior compacts they were slightly larger and heavier than the 1961 and 1962 models had been. Visit Exclusive Auto Wholesale online at to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 866-276-7488 today to schedule your test drive WE ARE FULL DISCLOSURE & PRIDE OURSELVES IN DESCRIPTIONS AS OUR BUYERS ARE OFTEN OUT OF STATE OR BUYING ONLINE & ARE RELYING ON US TO DESCRIBE THE CARS ACCURATELY TO GIVE THEM THE CONFIDENCE THEY NEED TO BUY CARS FROM US BASED ON THE PICTURES WE PROVIDE & THE DESCRIPTIONS WE WRITE. WE ARE NOT PERFECT WE ARE GONNA MISS SOMETHING MINOR HERE & THERE BUT WE FOCUS ON BEING 100% PRECISE & ACCURATE. WE ARE LOOKING FOR LIFE LONG RELATIONSHIPS TO BE BIRTHED FROM EACH & EVERY SINGLE CAR DEAL. WERE JUST A FEW NORMAL LAID BACK GUYS WHO GET PAID TO DO WHAT WE LOVE BUY & SELL CARS OVER THE INTERNET. AND WE GET TO PLAY WITH SOME REALLY COOL TOYS WHILE DOING IT!! ALL TRANSACTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A $499.00 DOC FEE PLUS TAX & TITLE TRADE INS ARE WELCOMED. WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU & WE ARE BEYOND BLESSED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY BY HELPING YOU GET THE CAR OF YOU'VE BEEN DREAMING OF!!

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