DELPHOS — Dennis Beam, of Delphos, brought his 1967 Pontiac Tempest convertible to the Westgate Charity Car Show at Apollo Career Center in June. He has owned the car for five years.
“A friend at work had it, and I wanted a convertible and four-speed, and he wanted it out of his garage because he could not fit his truck in his garage,” Beam said.
The Pontiac Tempest was produced by Pontiac from 1960 to 1970 and again from 1987 to 1991. It was introduced in 1960 as a compact car, but in 1964 a redesign occurred, putting it in the intermediate class.
Beam’s car features a 326 engine.
Beam and his wife enjoy driving the car.
“It’s a driver. We drive it a lot, going to car shows and cruise-ins,” Beam said.
Having the option of having the top up or down is an attractive feature to the Beams.
“It’s pretty comfortable,” Beam said. “We have at times put the top up and opened the back window.”