The Pontiac Le Mans was considered a compact or intermediate-sized automobile from 1962 to 1981. It was replaced by the downsized Pontiac Bonneville in 1982 and in 1988, a Daewoo LeMans was sold briefly until 1993.
It was considered the top-of-the-line version of the compact Pontiac Tempest. (Tempest Le Mans was essentially a trim package featuring sportier and more luxurious trimmings than the Tempest.) Just after the start of the 1964 model year, the Le Mans became available with a new performance package designated as the GTO (Gran Turismo Omologato).