YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:01 am, December 9, 2011
Touted as the first performance six-cylinder since the Hudson Hornet, Pontiac introduced an overhead cam 230 cid engine for its intermediate Tempest line in 1966. Available in two versions: one with 165 hp, and a Sprint version, rated at 207 hp with all sorts of internal doo-dads to beef up the power. The engine had been upped to 250 cid when this 1968 Pontiac Tempest Sprint hit the showroom floor. Other Sprint goodies included bucket seats with center console, styled wheels, and the Sprint stripe which ran down the side between the wheel wells. This one was seen recently in the parking lot of a Youngstown repair shop. Nice.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know