1962 Pontiac Tempest ConveɾtiƄle

The Pontiac Tempest is an automobile that was produced by Pontiac from 1960 to 1970, and again from 1987 to 1991.

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The Tempest was introduced as an entry-level compact in October 1960 at the Paris Auto Show for the 1961 model year.

1962 Pontiac Tempest LeMans Convertible (7 of 7) | Photograp… | Flickr

An innovative design, it shared the new unibody Y platform, GM’s first, with the Buick Special/Skylark and Oldsmobile F-85/Cutlass, and featured the “Trophy-4” four-cylinder engine with a flexible drive shaft to a two-speed rear-mounted transaxle automatic transmission.

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The line offered the optional LeMans trim upgrade, beginning with a few 1961 LeMans coupes and adding a performance aspect in 1962.

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By 1964 the Tempest, Tempest Custom and Lemans are separate trim packages on the updated GM A-body platform, and the GTO was a performance option upgrade to the LeMans for 1964 and 1965.

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The GTO was offered as a separate model line beginning in 1966.

1962 Pontiac Tempest | Auto Barn Classic Cars

In Canada, Pontiac also marketed a rebadged version of the compact L-body Chevrolet Corsica under the name Tempest from 1987 to 1991.

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The name “tempest” is from Old French tempeste (French tempête), from Latin tempestas (“storm”), from tempus (“time, weather”).

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