Another Great 1962 Pontiac Tempest!

I got the following information about a 1962 Pontiac Tempest Coupe as part of a comment on a story that I posted on July 20, 2012 about another 1962 Pontiac Tempest.  It was quite extensive for a comment, consequently I contacted the owner of the 1962 Tempest and I asked him to send me some photos so that I could use his material as a separate post which might be seen by more people.  The result is the following description of David Dennis’ 1962 Pontiac Tempest as written by David:


This is a sweet little 1962 Pontiac Tempest Coupe w/rare LeMans option pkg. This particular 1962 Pontiac has been restored to use and enjoy. It can be driven with confidence to local cruises and is restored to use as my daily driver on fair weather days. It is a legendary 4 passenger classic car with a sexy unique look that stands apart from the crowd.

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This is a very cool classic Coupe. FYI; the cool history is as follows the car was driven by its woman owner in Boston until 1970, her husband was 90 and could not drive and so it was parked in a garage for 39 years until it was rediscovered by someone doing maintenance on the home it was at, a loving mature owner who breathed life into again. He had painfully decided that it was time to pass the torch on his beloved 1962 Pontiac to another enthusiast, me, who would have more time to use and enjoy it.

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The Details;

The Body was recently resprayed in base/clear coat in its original factory Gold color and was finished as a “daily driver” paint job. The car has no rust issues. The hood, trunk lid, door and panel fit is all up to standard. It has replacement rust free front fenders which the previous owner purchased directly from LA. It has original Pontiac Hubcaps that compliment the stock exterior. The chrome, trim, emblems and glass remain in good condition.

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The factory tan interior is like a time warp and is in excellent original condition with only new carpets installed, new mats & seat belts. It has an optional deluxe steering wheel, day/night mirror option, 2 spd transmission, Wipers w/washer, trunk courtesy light, new trunk mat, working heater and more.

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Under the hood is the very cool 4 cylinder rebuilt w/valve job, Pontiac engine that will astound muscle car enthusiasts. The frame, floors, trunk are solid and a pleasure to see in this condition. The engine compartment is very nice for local shows and events. This Pontiac has always been garaged and was never driven in inclement weather conditions in decades.

The Mechanics;

The heart of this 62′ Pontiac is its rebuilt Pontiac 195 Four Cylinder engine that had a valve job, new fuel pump, new fuel lines, water pump, alternator, all new brakes, nos wheel cylinders, new radial tires, wiper blades, new parking brake cables, the trans axle is from a very low 44k original mile car w/3:08 gears, new shocks, new upper ball joints and it runs awesome with lots of power. This car has been mechanically gone thru, well sorted and is an excellent running and driving car.

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The Options 1962 Pontiac Tempest w/ Rare LeMans Option Package;
• Rebuilt Pontiac 195 Four Cylinder Engine
• Deluxe Steering Wheel
• Day Night Mirror
• AM-FM CD Stereo
• Base/Clear New Daily Driver Paint
• 2 Speed Wipers w/Washer
• Time warp Mint Original Tan Interior
• Detail in the engine compartment
• Trunk Courtesy Light w/New Trunk Mat
• Original Hubcaps w/Radial tires and so much more!

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This 1962 Pontiac Tempest Lemans Coupe is a cool classic car that was meant to be driven and will be used and enjoyed. It is a car that I will take pride in owning and take excellent care of. Thank you for your sincere interest.

David Dennis

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8 Responses to Another Great 1962 Pontiac Tempest!

  1. I own a 1962 tempest convertible

    • John says:

      My dad drove one of these for most of my life and now I own it it’s parked outside right now!!my wife and I love it, probably more me than her frankly.its In ok condition, needs some work but starts when I ask and drives when we want. Can’t ask for more!! She is the slant 4 transaxle single barrel. People love it at our monthly car shows I am just happy to drive it 600 mils per year. Such a fun car!!

  2. John says:

    Restoring a 1962 tempest convertible. Need some detailed photos of certain parts. Can you advise how I can contact owner or someone who might help. John

  3. Joe May says:

    Your article really does it for me…. When I sold my 58 Super Chief I found one of these 62 sedan Lemans, manual floor shift. It was rear ended and totaled. I then found a automatic convertible. Remarkable thing was that they were both the same color interior & exterior, the same color combination as yours! I really liked both of them. They were reliable, the only mechanical problems I had were the oddest thing. The rocker arms became misshapen or stretched, one or both cars needed new rocker arms. I don’t remember what engines I had other than that they were the 389 cut in half and rattled like a broken fish bowl, but they weren’t slow. Repaired the rusted/bubbled head light caps a couple times. Your article and the photos were hit with me! Thanks!

  4. Bobby. Evans says:

    I have a 62 Tempest all original would like to sell raggtopp

  5. Bobby. Evans says:

    I have a 62 Tempest all original all rebuild ragtop blue and white decent paint job needs a little work on the tranny other than that it runs great would like to sell for $5,000

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