Pontiac Tempest, GTO & Lemans Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.


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DESCRIPTION
SOURCE
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PRICE
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PAYPAL
1961
Pontiac Tempest - Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad for the Performance and Economy in this new car. The ad has a picture of a Tempest Four-Door being driven at night. The ad headline claims that "Tempest puts safety-minded performance in a gas-saving 4! (Range of horsepower choices from 110 to 155)". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
January 20, 1961
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Tempest 31

1961
Pontiac Tempest - Black and white 10" x 14" ad that pictures a Tempest being driven across a patch of gravel in a circular motion. The ad headline says "28 cars wanted it! Tempest won it!" and the claim is made that "Motor Trend's CAR OF THE YEAR Award goes to Pontiac's Tempest". The text talks about the three sharp automobile experts from Motor Trend who got together and named the Pontiac Tempest the top car of the year.
March 1961
Holiday
2
$7.50
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Tempest 39

1961
Pontiac Tempest - Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad with a photo of a Four-door Tempest driving up a steep incline. The ad headline brags that "Plenty of compacts struggle up this hill!" and replies that "Pontiac's Tempest breezes up in high gear". It reminds us that this is the Car of the Year in 1961 and reminds us of the amazing features that make this car worthwhile.
April 14, 1961
Life magazine
& May 1961
Holiday
2
$7.50
View Tempest 24

1961
Pontiac Tempest - Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad has a picture of a Light-Colored Two-Door working a curve on a dirt road. The ad headline shouts out that "Pontiac's new Tempest coupe is here! Straight six-passenger model or custom bucket seat version)". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 19, 1961
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Tempest 30

1962
Pontiac Tempest LeMans Convertible Full color 10" x 12 1/2" ad with a picture of a black convertible with the top down and the driver's side door opened, parked and sitting in a light background. The headline asks you to "Call it the Tempest LeMans! (Luh-mahnz)" and claims that this is "Pontiac's new package of punch...posh...and low price!". It is available in a "Convertible or Coupe! A couple of fancy, frisky newcomers. Pull the trigger on a fired-up "4", (Standard power: 110, 115, 120 or 140 h.p. Optional at extra cost: 166-horse "4"; 185 h.p. aluminum V-8; four-speed, floor mounted stick shift) Plush sports-type bucket seats and full carpeting are part of this package. Plenty more. Front engine balanced by rear transmission. Independent suspension at all four wheels. Big 15-inch wheels and tires (at no extra cost)". You are then asked to "Get the good word from your Pontiac dealer. He's very high on the car and very low on the price".
October 13, 1961
Life magazine
1
$7.50 View Tempest 3
1962
Tempest Le Mans Convertible - Full color 10" x 13" ad for a car that is stylish yet economical. The ad has a picture of a Red Convertible with the top down against a white background. It is a high angle view from the front so the White Interior is visible and the ad headline introduces the "Tempest Le Mans: snappy mover - but opulent". The ad text talks about the wonderful handling characteristics this car possesses and it still only has a 4-cylinder that, it claims, handles like an 8. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 16, 1962
Life magazine
0
$7.50
View Tempest 34

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1962
Pontiac Tempest Convertible - Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for the Economy, Performance and the Traction this little car has. The picture in the ad is an overhead view of a Black Tempest convertible with the top down driving in circles on a dirt field. The headline calls this "The Gas-saving '4' with Pontiac Punch" and claims that the "New Tempest has biting traction. Credit the perfect balance." The text claims that the perfect balance comes from having the engine in the front and the transmission in the rear which allows this car to carve hairpin turns flat and level. Adding to the performance is the fact that this car has four-wheel independent suspension and there are five different horsepowers to choose from in their four cylinder engines and a special aluminum V-8 if you are really exotic.
March 16, 1962
Life magazine &
March 10, 1962
Saturday Evening Post
1
$7.50
View Tempest 21

1962
Tempest Coupe - Full color 10" x 13" ad with a picture of a Red Tempest Coupe being driven up a fairly steep hill. The ad headline claims this car is being powered by "The Gas-saving "4" with Pontiac Punch" and that this "New Tempest runs up just about everything but the cost of driving!". The ad also claims this car is "Climbing fast at $2214.03". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 13, 1962
Look magazine
0
$7.50
View Tempest 35

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1962
Pontiac Tempest - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad has a photo of a Gold colored Two-Door being driven by a man on a dusty road past a field with two small trees sitting together. The ad headline calls this car "The 4 that goes around acting like a V-8!" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 20, 1962
Life magazine
2
$7.50
View Tempest 27

1962
Tempest Safari Station Wagon - Full color 10" x 13" ad for "The Gas-saving '4' with Pontiac Punch!". There is a picture of a White Tempest Safari Station Wagon being driven along a hilly, rutted dirt road that winds its way throw a forest of trees in a scene that looks like Fall in the mountains. As this car makes its way along the headline assures the readers that the "New Tempest doesn't rock and roll. It's balanced!" and the text describes features of this car that it feels deserve attention. The ad mentions that also available are a Sedan, Coupe, Convertible, Sports Coupe, Le Mans Convertible and a Le Mans Coupe. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 18, 1961
Saturday Evening Post
1
$7.50
View Tempest 36

1963
Pontiac Tempest - Full color 9" x 12 1/2" ad has two photos of a Light Green Four-Door. The first photo shows two women in a car that is driving on a road past trees and fields. The lady in the passenger seat is leaning out and waving at two men who are chasing them on foot. In the second photo the passenger has settled back into the car and the men are no longer in the photo. The ad headline asks the question "Tempest's 4 goes around acting like a V-8...imagine what Tempest's new V-8 acts like!" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 9, 1962
Life magazine
2
$7.50
View Tempest 28

1963
Pontiac Tempest - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that wants us to know that even the Tempest has Wide-Track. The picture shows a Red Tempest parked on the beach close to the water while a lady in an orange coat comes running with her arms outspread. The headline tells us that "Now the 1963 Tempest has Wide-Track!! (when you're through cheering, go see your dealer.)" The text reminds us of the value of Wide-Track and claims that now the Tempest will have a smooth ride.
January 25, 1963
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Tempest 38

1963
Pontiac Tempest - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad has a photo from a camera placed on the centerline of a two-lane roadway. The picture is of a Red Tempest coming toward the camera and a Blue Tempest going away. The ad headline asks the question "Can you tell which Tempest is the tiger?" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 22, 1963
Life magazine
0
$7.50
View Tempest 22

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1963
Pontiac Tempest convertible - Full color 10" x 12 1/2" ad that features a photo of a red Tempest with the top down stopped at a light while the driver stretches back in the seat. Next to this car sits a lady on a motorcycle waiting for the same light to change. As she waits she slyly looks over at the car and driver next to her. The ad headline claims that "You don't really need Wide-Track...unless you drive a car". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 17, 1963
Life magazine
2
$7.50
View Tempest 17

1964
Pontiac Tempest - Full color Two-Page 13" wide by 9 1/2" tall ad for the different types of cars that Pontiac is offering this year. The ad has a photo of the front end of a Turquoise Bonneville along with a photo of the front end of a Red Tempest. The ad headline reminds us that "Now there are two kinds of Pontiacs for all kinds of people".
November 1963
National Geographic
1
$7.50
View Pontiac 127

1964
Pontiac Tempest - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a white convertible taking a curve on a road by the beach. The ad headline reassures you "Don't let the Pontiac style, the Pontiac performance, and the Pontiac quality fool you - Tempest is a low-priced car" and the ad text gives you some of the features you get for your money with a Tempest. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view. May 19, 1964
Look magazine
& April 24, 1964
Life magazine
3
$7.50 View Tempest 5
1964
Pontiac Tempest Convertible - Full color 6 1/4" x 9 3/4" ad has a photo of a Light-colored Convertible with the top down being driven on a curvy road that runs along the beach. The ad headline warns "Don't let the Pontiac style, the Pontiac performance, and the Pontiac quality fool you - Tempest is a low-priced car."
June 1964
National Geographic
1
$7.50
View Tempest 25

1964
Pontiac LeMans - Full color 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" ad with a photo of a White Two-Door Hardtop LeMans that is parked on a skating rink. Behind the car is a couple that seem to be ice skating. The ad headline talks about this car by saying "Now...for people who'd buy a LeMans hardtop if there were such a thing - there is such a thing". The ad text mentions that this car also comes with a 6 cylinder engine and has a longer wheelbase.
December 6, 1963
Time magazine
1
$7.50
View Tempest 29

1964
Pontiac LeMans - Full color 10" x 13" ad that talks about how this car has Something for Everyone. First there is a picture of a Light Blue Le Mans parallel-parked on a busy street with plenty of room between it and the parking meter with a caption asking "Is this your kind of profile?". Then there is a picture of a Dark-Blue Le Mans flying through traffic and passing a school bus as the caption asks "Your kind of performance?". Next we have a picture peeking into the back seat of a Le Mans and seeing a little girl peacefully sleeping away with the caption asking "Your kind of comfort?". Then we have a picture showing the rear-end of a Light-Colored Le Mans Convertible parked in front of a grocery store whose windows are filled with hand-made posters indicating sales while a lady prepares to get into the driver's seat with a single bag of what she has carefully bought and the caption asks "Your kind of price?". At the bottom of the ad is a picture from the side of a White Le Mans Convertible and the caption asks "Then how can you live without this kind of car? Wide-Track Pontiac Le Mans". It urges you to, unless you are a bear for punishment, "hurry on down to your Pontiac dealer's and look at a whole lot of Pontiacs all at once".
April 21, 1964
Look magazine &
March 27, 1964
Life magazine
4
$7.50
View Tempest 10

1965
Pontiac GTO Convertible - Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad has a picture of the front end of a Yellow GTO Convertible with the top down. Spread out on the hood of this car is a tiger skin with the head hanging over the grill. The ad headline gives you assurances that "There's a live one under the hood". The ad text mentions some of the different options you can add to your GTO, and some to downgrade it to a Le Mans. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
January 22, 1965
Life magazine
2
$8.50
View Tempest 32

1965
Pontiac GTO & Le Mans - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad that shows a mountaintop scene where a lady in a black dress is standing between a light blue Le Mans and a yellow GTO convertible with a tiger lying on the ground in front of it all. The ad headline explains that "Some tigers are fierce. Some tigers are ferocious. We build both." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 20, 1965
Look magazine
0
$8.50
View Tempest 20

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1965
Pontiac GTO - yellow convertible April 23, 1965
Life magazine
1
$8.50 View Tempest 1
1965
Pontiac GTO - Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad that is a smaller version of the previous ad. There are two views of a yellow convertible. One view is from the front and shows a tiger in the passenger seat and the other view is from the side and the tiger is now a lady. The ad headline asks the question "How to tell a real tiger from a pussycat:" and answers it by saying "Drive it".
May 1965
Field & Stream
1
$8.50
View Tempest 18

1965
Pontiac GTO - Full color 9" x 12" ad for this powerful car that helped Pontiac become more appealing to the younger men. There is a picture of a Yellow Convertible being driven at the camera by a couple who really don't seem to be enjoying it. The headline offers an "Old Chinese proverb: Man who rides tiger ends up inside one" and the text claims that this car just seems to draw you into it. It mentions two of the engines available in the GTO and several for the LeMans
May 28, 1965
Life magazine
2
$7.50
View Tempest 19

1966
Pontiac LeMans - Full color 10" x 13" ad has a picture of a Blue Four-Door Le Mans parked in a field of brush. Close to the car, just visible amongst the brush, is a tiger-skin chair with it's back to the viewer. Leaning across the arm of this chair is what looks like a rifle left by some ambitious hunter. There are three smaller photos at the bottom of the ad, two of them showing the car's interior and one that shows one side of the hood which contains the reflection of an attractive lady who is lying on the other side. The ad headline asks "Does anything this sleek and luxurious really need a revolutionary new overhead cam six? No. We just like it better that way." The ad text mentions some of the features that were available to the lucky purchasers of this car. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
January 28, 1966
Life magazine
3
$7.50
View Tempest 12

1966
Pontiac LeMans - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a light blue convertible driving around a curve as the couple driving enjoy the evening air. The headline explains that "Now you know why all the other low-priced cars look low-priced".
June 3, 1966
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Tempest 15

1966
Pontiac Tempest - Full color 10" x 13" ad that shows both a blue Tempest and a gold GTO. The ad headline asks the question "Can anything this beautiful really be a tiger?". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 4, 1966
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Tempest 11

1966
Tempest Custom Convertible - Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for how affordable a sporty car like this can be. The ad has a picture of a Yellow Tempest Custom Convertible with Sprint Package shown against a black background. The ad headline claims you can "Save $9,000" and the ad text talks about how well this car compares to European sports machines costing $12,000. The text mentions a few of the features and even compares them to cars of Italian design.
April 15, 1966
Life magazine
3
$7.50
View Tempest 33

1967
Pontiac LeMans Hardtop Coupe - Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad that has a photo of a gold coupe with an attractive lady standing next to the driver's door. The ad headline claims this car is "For people who love cars-a car that loves people". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view. October 21, 1966
Life magazine
2
$7.50 View Tempest 4
1967
Pontiac LeMans Hardtop OHC 6 - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows several views of a red two-door Le Mans in action and has the questioning headline "With an OHC 6 like this who needs an 8?" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
December 16, 1966
Life magazine
2
$7.50
View Tempest 9

1968
Pontiac GTO convertible - Full color 10" x 13" ad that promised that buying one will give you exactly what you expect. There is a picture of a Green GTO with a white interior parked by a rocky inlet where the male driver is getting something from the front seat as his female passenger sits attractively on the top of the back seat. A large sailboat is tied to the rocks just offshore and the two occupants of the GTO seem to be getting ready to move from one dream to another. The headline says that "If you're searching for a machine that practices what it promises...try Wide-Tracking in The Great One". The text talks somewhat about the magic of the GTO and mentions the new bumper which, as I remember, did not take well to parking close to a heater. As always it talks about the engine, a 400 in this case, which is the heart of this car.
June 7, 1968
Life magazine
1
$8.50
View Tempest 14

1968
Pontiac LeMans - Full color 13 1/2" x 20 1/2" ad that tells you that "You're looking at the brightest new way to play America's brightest new sport - Wide-Tracking in a new '68 Pontiac LeMans!". This is a two page ad from the center of this Life magazine. There are six staple holes down the crease of the ad.
October 6, 1967
Life magazine
0
$7.50
View Tempest 16

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1968
Pontiac LeMans - Full color 10" x 13 ad has a drawing of a blue two-door parked just off the runway of an airport. Approaching the car is a pilot and an attractive young lady while the ad headline asks "See what makes Wide-Tracking so exciting? Not yet you don't." The text talks about some of the features of this car, the engines available and the fact that it will only take a few minutes of sitting in the driver's seat to know that "A few minutes behind the wheel will convince you that staring at the '68 LeMans isn't half as much fun as staring out of it".
December 22, 1967
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Tempest 8

1968
Pontiac GTO - Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad has a drawing of a white GTO parked next to a swimming pool as two people sit on the steps to the pool and enjoy the peaceful day. The ad headline claims that "We've just received out 4th Car of the Year award. But with a car like this, what did you expect?" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 2, 1968
Life magazine
1
$8.50
View Tempest 23

1968
Pontiac GTO - Full color 10" x 14" ad with a picture of a couple standing outside a tennis court talking as they examine the Pontiac GTO that someone, possibly even they, has brought out to show off. The headline of the ad says that "If you think Wide-Tracking is just a slogan, you've never been behind the wheel of The Great One". The first two lines of the ad warn that "Slogans don't straighten curves. Or conquer hills with the ease of an Alpine train." It then tells us "But then not many cars do, either." It then goes into many of the features that the GTO had available before reminding us that it also received Motor Trend's Car Of The Year.
March 15, 1968
Life magazine
1
$8.50
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Pontiac Tempest 40

1968
Pontiac GTO - Full color 16" x 10 1/2" two-page ad for the generations of GTO. The ad has a picture taken in what looks to be a parking lot with a Red 1968 GTO parked in the foreground flanked by a Red 1964 GTO, a Blue 1965 GTO, a Burgandy 1966 GTO and a Blue 1967 GTO. The headline is simplicity in itself, it states that "There's only one Great One. We've been proving it for five years".
March 1968
Car and Driver
1
$8.50
View Tempest 37

1968
Pontiac LeMans - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a drawing of a blue two-door parked by a stucco covered house March 8, 1968
Life magazine
2
$7.50 View Tempest 6
1968
Pontiac LeMans - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad shows a Blue Two-door parked under several trees as a nearby couple enjoy outdoor dining. The couple seems to be experiencing the only light being shown as the other tables sit in darkness. The waiter in a red coat stands looking backwards at them as he ponders his next move. The ad headline claims that "Once you've tried Wide-Tracking in a LeMans you'll understand why we call it LeMans".
May 24, 1968
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Tempest 13

1969
Pontiac GTO - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a drawing of a snow covered GTO being cleaned off as it prepares to leave the ski slopes. The ad contains the headline claiming that "It's the official car of the U.S. Ski Team. But don't let that snow you." and the text claims that "Pontiac's GTO stands on its specs. Always has. Always will.". It also mentions the engines that were available and then goes to the transmissions you could get.
January 31, 1969
Life magazine
1
$8.50
View Tempest 7

1970
Pontiac LeMans Sport - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a green convertible parked on a beach by a river. There is a couple walking back to the car and the background is filled with anchored boats. September 26, 1969
& March 20, 1970
Life magazine
2
$7.50 View Tempest 2
1970
Pontiac LeMans - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad has a drawing of a White Two-door parked in a grassy field by a building where boats are being worked on. The lady who drove up in the car is talking to a man standing outside of her window while other men are coming over. The ad headline asks "If this is the way fun's going to be, what's holding you back?" and the text claims that the Le Mans "could be the biggest ball to hit the streets since block parties". It continues by tempting you with promises of options and mentions that the engines available in this car range from "a 155-hp six on up to a 400-cuber". It also claims that "We take the fun of driving seriously".
November 18, 1969
Look magazine
2
$7.50
View Tempest 26










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