Hooniverse "What The Hell" Wednesday – Some Very Muscular GM Iron

Yes, I know, this is suppose to be Wagon Wednesday, but not a single wagon showed up at this little car show I went to over the weekend. What The Hell was that all about? So in honor of a group of no-shows, I present a “What The Hell” Wednesday Posting in which I cover a few GM Muscular (and not so muscular) Mid Sizers. So, sit back, enjoy, and quit your bitchin’.

This is a great 1967 Pontiac LeMans (Not a G-T-O) with a 326 CID Pontiac V-8, backed up with an Automatic. This car shows the average equipment level of these midsized convertibles: No Power Windows, No Air Conditioning, no center console, just an AM Radio, all Vinyl interior, and extra cost Wire Wheel Covers. This car looks great in a Metallic Mint Green paint scheme.


This is a great looking 1972 Chevrolet Malibu (Not an SS) complete with some sort of late model Chevy small block. Obviously this is a restomod, but it was so clean, and so well dome, I had to capture a couple of images. Notice that this car has a proper 4-speed manual, AND a bench seat. The owner didn’t even bother with replacing the steering wheel, and just placed the bid tachometer right in front of the useless speedometer. The color? I would call it Rootbeer with a cream vinyl top. Hey, its a Rootbeer Float!


This is a 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible. Again, this is not a G-T-O, as prices for the Muscle Car Legend have skyrocketed. This seems to be a trend; Looking for the pedestrian brand instead of the True Blue Muscle brand, This LeMans is powered by the Pontiac 350 CID V-8, that produced about 250HP with the two bbl carburetor. The engine compartment is spotless, but I didn’t get a shot of the interior.


This is an actual 1967 Pontiac G-T-O Hardtop in a beautiful shade of Blue and a white Vinyl Top. I love the fact that this is a fully loaded Muscle Car, with the 400 CID V-8, a Hurst dual gate controlled Turbohydramatic automatic transmission, center console, and factory Air Conditioning. This car is a beauty.


The last car featured is a 1965 Chevelle Malibu SS, sporting a 283 CID V-8, which is actually my favorite engine. Did I get a shot of the inside? Nope. What Transmission? Not a clue. Is it still lustworthy? Of course it is.

I know many of you are disapointed in this posting compared to a Wagon Wednesday posting, but I promise you things will be back to normal next week. In the meantime, lay a few comments about these fine machines.

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  1. tonyola Avatar

    Any pictures of the '67 GTO in its entirety? From here it's close to perfect except for two flaws – automatic and no gauge package. I even like the color.

  2. muthalovin Avatar

    Damn, that GTO is fantastic looking!
    I also like the LeMans for the mint green, one of my favorite colors.

  3. muthalovin Avatar

    Oh, I will fill in for a wagon-lacking post:
    Yesterday I was headed to the cheese shop, and on a side street, I saw a CTS-V Wagon. I almost wrecked the bike ogling it. I have never seen one in person, and was very impressed. I really regret not turning around and checking it out more thoroughly. But I was headed to the cheese shop. Priorities.

    1. tonyola Avatar

      The CTS wagon is one of those vehicles that looks better in the metal than in photographs. On the street it's easier to appreciate the tidy size. Did the cheese shop have cheese or did you shoot the proprietor?[youtube B3KBuQHHKx0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3KBuQHHKx0 youtube]

    2. Jim Brennan Avatar
      Jim Brennan


  4. themagicboltbox Avatar

    That mint green Lemans is sweet, even if it does have the crappy 2-speed ST-300 (similar to a Powerglide, only worse). One thing that's odd – on my '67 Tempest the air cleaner inlet and heat stove were on the driver's side, but on this car they are opposite. I wonder why?

  5. OA5599 Avatar

    Interesting that the owners kept the true identities of these "lesser" cars instead of adding badges intended for the more powerful siblings.

    1. themagicboltbox Avatar

      Nice to know some people aren't complete d-bags.

  6. RichardKopf Avatar

    Personally, I am a huge fan of the lower end cars.