Base LeMans coupes retained the fixed full triangular rear side windows while Luxury LeMans coupes got a smaller vertical opera window similar to the Grand Prix along with an optional Landau rear quarter vinyl roof. LeMans Sport Coupes were now available with two rear side window treatments - the louvered triangular version carried over or the opera window with Landau vinyl roof from the Luxury LeMans.
All engines were carried over from 1973 including the 250 inline six, and V8s including the 350 two-barrel, 400 two- and four-barrel and 455 four-barrel. New to the option list for 1974 was a 350 four-barrel. The same assortment of three- and four-speed manual transmissions were carried over for 1974 along with the three-speed Turbo Hydra-matic. New to the option list for 1974 on all models were GM-specification radial-ply tires manufactured by GM's usual tire suppliers that included revised suspension tuning.
1974 History and Identification A-Body
The Style Number 2AH37 Grand AM two-door Notch Back Hardtop was back again and was one of the few lady-charmers left in American autodom. Prices for this model began at $4,442, which bought 3,992 pounds of basic car.
The revised rear end styling was about the same on all 1974 LeMans-based intermediates, although the Luxury and Grand AM models had a slightly varied taillight treatment. This picture shows the $4,531 Grand AM four-door Notch Back Hardtop. It came standard with lateral restraint bucket seats (incorporating an adjustable-angle backrests; integrated console (with African crossfire mahogany inserts) and a floor-mounted shift control. The weight was 4,073 pounds and a total of 3,122 examples were shipped. Like those Honeycomb type wheels? They were either $53.60 or $73 extra, depending on what other equipment packages were ordered.
1974 Luxury Lemans 4 door
The main difference at the rear of the Luxury LeMans was the distinctive taillight treatment and the horizontal beauty molding that crossed the trailing lip of the deck lid, except where the license plate was recessed. As compared to 1973, a much smaller opera window was used on the Coupe. The look was one of increased formality. Designated as Style Number 2AG37, the two-door Notch Back Hardtop weighed 3,608 pounds and had prices as low as $3,409. It found 25,882 buyers and a large percentage paid $97 more to get a vinyl top. DeLuxe wheel covers were a standard feature of cars in the Luxury series.
All cars in the LeMans group had wood grain trimmed dashboards; DeLuxe two-spoke steering wheels (Custom cushioned on Luxury); the required safety equipment; high-Iow ventilation; nylon carpets; inside hood release; concealed wipers; in-the-windshield hidden antennas; manual front disc brakes, and body moldings around windows and wheel openings. The LeMans Sport also got Notch-back bench seats with center arm rests; wood-grained glovebox trim, and louvered rear quarter windows.
Prices for the base model began at $3,047. It had a weight of 3,552 pounds and 37,061 examples were built with one of the three different roofs.