Kids Surprise Their Parents By Restoring Their 1st Car

1973 Potiac Lemans


Name: 1973 Pontiac LeMans Series 2AD Sport Coupe

Year(s) Produced: 1973-1977

Number Built: 50,999

Class: A-body platform

Body Type: 2-door coupe

Engine: 250 ci, Inline 6, OHC

Power: 100hp @ 3600 RPM

0-60mph: (?)

Top Speed: (?)

Transmission: 3-speed manual

Length/width/height: 207.4 in/77.7 in/52.9 in

Wheelbase: 112 in.

Base Price: US$3,008 (NADA)

Current Value: US$13,900 (Hagerty)

This is such a heart-warming story. You might want to get a handkerchief whilst watching this!

Nathan Streifel was one of 5 kids growing up in their brood. The first car he can remember his parents driving in was a 1973 Pontiac Lemans. As more kids came along, the car had to go. The car wasn’t just the first family car, but it was THE car that Nathan’s mom & dad started dating in.

As a way of giving back on all the sacrifices that they have made for their family, Nathan and his siblings went out and searched for their Dad’s old car (though they settled eventually for an exact copy). In this case, it was one of GM’s A-bodies 1973 Pontiac LeMans. The moment when their parents saw their old baby was truly priceless. Before you watch the video on how Nathan surprised their parents with this fully-restored blue and white classic, take a look first at the specifications and brief history of this Pontiac

The Pontiac Le Mans first began as a luxury and performance package for the mid-sized Tempest coupe and convertible. First appeared in 1962, it comes with carpeting on the floor and door panels and bucket seats.  Its new V8 engine kicked it up to 190-hp of muscle power.

Among all things, the Le Mans is probably best known for introducing the Pontiac GTO to the world.   Though the Le Mans had already been a popular car in the Tempest lineup, the GTO proved to be a big success. Eventually stepping out from under the shadows of the Tempest, the Le Mans became its own stand-alone brand in 1971 after the Tempest was discontinued. As the ’70s progressed, the Le Mans got even bigger until the oil embargo forced a detuning of engines.  The big block V8s shrunk a bit, as did sales for the Le Mans.  In 1982, the mid-size coupe, convertible, and sedan were dropped, being replaced by the Bonneville.



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