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1962 Pontiac TempestReview
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My 1962 Tempest Lemans — I may be one sided - just bought this car with 4 cyl 4 barrel 4 speed coupe. it has 50000 miles on it handles well or easily can do most everything one handed. Brakes are not too powerful and sometimes the back tires break loose in a kinda snap around corners due to the ind suspension and rope drive. overall this car is fun and gets tons of attention - the 4 cylinder is huge (3.2 Litre - over 500 lbs) but with the engine in the front and the trans in the back it feels comfortable. mine is in pretty good shape overall so it seems to be ahead of its time sometimes I forget I am in a 50 year old car Except it rumbles pretty good over 60 - mostly stay here or 55 on long runs - shes an old lady treat her nice - anyway I love it way to go john delorean and company

Pros: attention getter - has 50's and 60's style - most people dont know what it is until they read the badges and everyone so far has said I have never seen one of these. Fun to drive - inovative technology ( Porshe and corvette took the front engine and rear transmission idea 40 years later) Unibody holds up - very solid ride for a small car quick too without trying - the big 4 banger has torque

Cons: Scared of part availability and lack of knowledge on the drivetrain such as the rope drive ( They hate when you call it that!)

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