The early 1960's were a time of experimentation for GM. One only needs to recall how radical the newly released Corvair was to understand what was going on in the design halls at Detroit iron. While the Corvair went on to a 10 year production streak, the equally radical Pontiac Tempest only managed a 3 year run before converting back to conventional power train configurations. Find this 1961 Pontiac Tempest for sale in Tulsa, OK for $2,250 via craigslist.
The seller discloses some rust on the lower panels and an older re-paint, but overall the car looks complete and worthy of resurrection. The example is listed as being equipped with the 3.2L inline 4-cylinder engine configuration.
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While officially only 10 days into winter, Glenn is already sick of shoveling snow and yearns to be behind the wheel of a classic in warmer weather.