Many most likely remember the Pontiac G8 ST concept, the rebadged Holden VE Commodore ute which made its rounds around the auto show circuit before General Motors’ financial woes spelled the end to the brand itself.
Many probably don’t remember, or are even aware, it wasn’t the first time Pontiac dabbled in the sport truck category. The proof is in this one-of-one 1968 Pontiac LeMans Sport Truck prototype.
Bring A Trailer has highlighted the vehicle, which is currently for sale through Hemmings for $49,000. The 1968 LeMans Sport Truck prototype was essential built atop a Chevrolet El Camino platform, but Pontiac bits and design cues made for a different vehicle altogether. These were the days before badge engineering was a prevalent answer to vehicle segments.
The seller states the car has 34,000 original miles, and the 350 cubic-inch V8 is as potent as ever. The off-hue banana paint color and wood paneling is downright time-appropriate, and wears well to create a unique look nothing like the El Camino it’s based upon.
The 1968 Pontiac LeMans sport truck prototype will be sold along with the original dealer paperwork and include original newspaper articles about the car’s arrival. Perfect window ornaments for inevitable classic-car cruise-ins for the curious to peer over.