1977 Pontiac CAN AM - 77,100 Miles, Runs Great, Matching #s - Ultra Rare Le Mans

Price: US $12,995.00 Item location: Tempe, Arizona, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Le Mans
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Can Am
  • Year: 1977
  • Mileage: 77,100
  • Color: Cameo White
  • Engine size: Pontiac 400
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Firethorn Red / Cameo White
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1977 Pontiac Le Mans

1977 PONTIAC CAN AM
For Sale To Good Home: An incredibly rare piece of American automotive history: A great running 1977 Pontiac Can Am with 77,100 original miles on the Pontiac 6.6L 400 and Turbo 400 transmission! Less than 1,400 were ever produced and it is estimated that less than 300 remain in existence today and no one knows how many of those even still run!
I’m a big believer in offering buyers as much information as possible prior to making a purchase decision. I’ve been an active ebay user for 15 years and have 100% positive feedback. I also have a separate business ebay account where I am a Top Rated Powr Seller. So with that said, ere is a lengthy description, ots of photos, nd at the bottom there are links to a couple videos of the car as well! The vehicle is being sold as-is and is available for inspection in Tempe, rizona prior to purchase. A $500 NONREFUNDABLE deposit is due via PayPal within 24hrs of auction end, emaining funds due within 7 days by cash, ire transfer, r cashier's check (must be issued in my presence or must have cleared into my account) or cleared personal check. Vehicle can be shipped anywhere with prepayment and with the buyer covering all shipping costs. This vehicle is also for sale on other sites and locally so this listing may be ended at any time prior to having a bid on the auction. NO RESERVE
Vehicle History
This is basically a one-owner car: The original owner purchased the vehicle new in Great Falls, ontana in 1977 where he was serving in the US Air Force at Malstrom AFB (car still has a department of defense access sticker on the front bumper used to get onto base), rom there the original owner moved to Kentucky, nd then finally to Arizona where the vehicle has resided for the past 3 years. This car was used mostly as a toy and only driven occasionally throughout the decades, t has 77,100 original miles! At some point the car was rear-ended and the original owner had to replace the trunk and spoiler. He got the spoiler from a donor Can Am but I believe the trunk came from a regular Le Mans. Wanting to get the most out of the Pontiac 400, he original owner did some performance upgrades. The original W72 6X heads were replaced with RAM AIR III heads from a 68 GTO, he rear end gears were changed to 3.73 and he also added headers and dual exhaust system. In 2012 the now elderly original owner moved from Kentucky to Arizona and then transferred the title to his son who had grown up with the vehicle and had a deep connection to it. The son had some general maintenance done on the vehicle and used it very sparingly for the next 3 years. He only put around 250 miles on the car – mostly driving to and from local car shows. The vehicle was kept covered for the majority of its life so there is very little rust. This is a great example of an ultra-rare car!
The car was ordered from Pontiac with the following extra options:
• Saf-T Track Rear Axle
• GR70 x 15 White Letter Tires
• Custom Sport Steering Wheel
• Soft Ray Glass, ll Windows
• Front Seat Console
Condition
Excellent mechanical condition! It runs fantastically well and is a great ride, ery smooth. The interior is beautiful, .5/10. The seats have been reupholstered and the original firethorn red trim is in great condition. The body is straight with the exception of 2 main dents and is free of rust except for a few small spots as highlighted in the you tube video. I rate the paint as Fair with fading, cratches, ouch up paint, nd small dents throughout. This car is a Driver and I would have no hesitation driving this car on a long road trip. If someone wanted to turn this into a great show car then 95% of the work needed would just be having a body shop prep the surface and apply paint and decals. The performance upgrades really make a big difference when compared to most Can Ams: 6.7 second 0-60 time!
The Good
• Runs Great, ngine and transmission need nothing.
• 77,100 Original Miles
• Clean Title
• Numbers Matching Car – the Engine and Transmission have never been out of this car (vin stamping on engine block is shown in a photo)
• One Owner Vehicle for 35 years
• Interior is beautiful, riginal Firethorn/White combo.
• Seats were reupholstered
• Headliner is in great condition, ot sagging, ot ripped
• RAM Air III heads from 68 GTO
• Headers Installed
• Dual Exhaust with two catalytic converters, ide pipes, nd quad exhaust tips.
• Rear gears changed to 3.73 (idles at 700 RPM, ruises at 3500 RPM @ 75mph)
• Brand New cooling system (October 2015): 3 core high performance aluminum radiator, ater pump, ivider plate (properly spaced before installation), hermostat, adiator hoses, eater hoses, nd coolant. Car runs perfectly at 195-200 degrees just like it should, ven while sitting at idle or hauling down the freeway at 75mph.
• Tune Up performed right before the move from KY to AZ (Summer 2012). New plugs, ires, nd Pinon Seal & Gear Oil. Only 500 miles on these components.
• Original wheels and chrome wheel trim
• New Tires, 700 installed 05/12/12 by Discount Tire. I have the certificates in hand for their lifetime repair/replacement plan. BFG Radials 255/60R15 – Only 500 miles on these tires, hey are like brand new!
• Original Owner’s Manual, aintenance Schedule Logbook, arranty Card and other documentation included. The carpet has never been taken out of the car so if you want the original build sheet it should still be under there. All available receipts, arranties, tc. will be included with the sale.
• New Header Gasket and Parking Brake work done by Vintage Auto Repair - Phoenix, Z (November 2015)
• New hood mounted Tachometer. The original owner added a hood tach to replicate the look of some 60s GTOS/Judges. This unit was not working when I purchased the car in June 2015 so a new one was just installed last week. It looks so sharp and really adds to the personality of the car.
• New Air intake hose
• New Fuel Pump (sometime between 2012-2015, ithin past 500 miles)
• New Battery (August 2014)
• New Power Steering Pump and Fluid (December 2015)
• Oil Change (10W30) & Filter (November 2015)
• Recent Shocks (somewhere between 500-2,000 miles ago)
• Rochester 800CFM Quadrajet Carburetor – recent tune up in 2012.
• Original Jack and Donut Spare Tire in trunk (I'm not sure if the donut is original, thought it was but was just told by an interested buyer that these came with an inflatable spare tire and air cannister and not donuts)
• Rust – This car is almost totally rust free. It has a level of surface rust/patina on any exposed metal but no holes or anything rusting through. See the undercarriage photos for the condition of the floor pans, hey are like brand new, ero rust. There are 2 main rust spots worth mentioning and they are highlighted in the you tube video.
• I just did a test last week and got 19 miles per gallon with a 60/40 mix of highway/city driving using 91 octane.
• Comes with the original 6X heads which are a $400 value on their own (2 rocker arms are missing but those are like $2 each). I am also happy to include all of the parts that I recently replaced: original hood tach, iming cover, ater pump, adiator, tc.
• Carpet is in very good shape for being 40 years old! Only holes are located by driver’s left foot.
• Interior buttons and levers work: lights, ipers, ndicators, M radio, igarette lighter, love box light, oor lights, ent controls, eater, lower (No A/C – was not ordered from Pontiac by original owner), rip reset on odometer, eadlight dimmer/brights, ights behind instruments, nterior light dimmer, ome light.
• New Seatbelt retainers
• Trunk has cloth floor mat
• Has an engine block heater installed from its time in Montana and those cold winter nights. This hasn't been used in a long time and I don't know if it still works.
• For some performance data, ran a single 0-60 pass down the street yesterday and got 6.7 seconds! I think that is really respectable acceleration given that this car came stock from the factory with a reported 200HP, o the upgraded heads, eaders, nd dual exhaust definitely have an impact. I think this time can be still be improved upon with some practice and carb adjustments.
The Bad
• Paint – Fair Condition. It is showing its age with chips, cratches, nd small dents throughout. Replacement decals are still available from Phoenix Graphics.
• Door and Trunk Weatherstripping – dry rotted, racking, oor condition.
• Dents – 2 main dents near underside of car. One behind driver’s side front tire and the other is right in front of the bumper on the driver’s side. Also, ots of dime sized or smaller dents throughout.
• Rust – 2 main rust spots are behind the rear wheels – see video for more detail.
• Louver seals – looks like they need some sealant (contact me for a link to an online photo album that has 60+ photos of the car because I have a clear photo of this there)
• Speedometer – lags / not accurate because of rear gear change
• Clock does not work, ot sure if it has a bad fuse or if there is some other way to turn it on/off?
• Fuel Gauge – The scale is skewed so when you fill up the needle goes past F and as a result, mpty is actually somewhere between the halfway line and E. I just fill up when I’m at ½ a tank to be safe.
• Washer Fluid Pump does not work
• Dash has crack on top side, asily covered if you get a dash mat.
• EGR, hoke adjustment, nd some other emissions stuff were removed from the Carb when the heads and headers where installed. Many people believed that these things were robbing horsepower when they were first introduced and wanted them gone. I have a shoebox with a lot of these original parts that will be included in the sale.
• Coolant reservoir has cracks that have been repaired with fiberglass resin and adhesive caulking. It does not leak and the fix is not easily visible because it is on the back side of the tank.
• Rear seat upholstery has a seam that is coming apart and two sun stains, ee you tube video.
• Exhaust – from the catalytic converters back to the rear tailpipes, he exhaust pipes are very rusted. See underbelly photos. If I was going to keep the car I would remove the catalytic converters since emissions aren’t required in AZ for classic car insurance and just replace the exhaust pipes to the back.
Please feel free to email me with questions and I am happy to provide my phone number as well.
Video & Photo Links: I have uploaded two videos to You tube and I also have an online album with 60+ photos that I can provide if you contact me.
Overview video: search for "v=4Vbwhg7ZBTs" on you tube.
Short Driving video: search for "v=TSdSjp3pnbE"