1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible
It was inspired by the Ferrari 250 GTO, and since Ferrari had not
patented the name in North America, it was free to use. Although
many believe that GTO stands for Gran Turismo Omologato ("grand
tourer homologated"), Pontiac enthusiasts contend it stands for
"Pontiac Grand Tempest Option".
This snazzy GTO has undergone a 2011 paint and bodywork redux and
came to our consignor as partial payment for the restoration of
another vehicle. It has the original engineand a Muncie
transmission and the build sheet included. A new top, the addition
of Vintage Air air conditioning and a clean black interior, this
car is in excellent condition overall.
This writer's favorite version of the venerable GTO, the Pontiac
division got it all right this year. Stacked dual headlights framed
with pristine mirror-like bezels flank the iconic split grille with
signal lights and GTO badging, and a lower bumper with nary a mark
or dimple on it. Looking down the line towards the rear we can see
only straight steel, well minded gaps, and miles of Burgundy paint
covering broken up by a lower stainless rocker cover again with the
GTO badge up front next to the wheel well. A long straight scooped
hood backs up to clean glass all around all framed by shiny
polished trim. Moving to the back a long laser straight trunk lid
curves downward to the foursome of horizontal thin rear tail light
clusters, and more gorgeous framing of chromed trim and a snappy
rear bumper. Lest we forget, a canvas convertible top in black
covers the passengers and presents with a crystal clear plastic
rear window. Some flaws are noted in the finish with a few areas of
sanding marks, inclusions and a notable lifting of the paint on top
of the driver's fender. 14-inch Pontiac Rally 1 wheels are all
around and sport red stripe radial tires for that period correct
You can take this interior to the bank in black...the vinyl is just
beautifully preserved and pristine. Door panels, front buckets and
rear bench are like new. A wood applique topper covers the center
console which races through the front buckets making room for a
Hurst manual shifter and goes forward hiding under the original
dash and displaying a factory Pontiac manifold vacuum gauge. More
perfect wood applique for the gauge cluster, and center panel which
houses the airflow levers and the factory installed AM/FM radio.
The factory black plastic steering wheel fronts the applique and
down low on the dash we note the addition of venting for the added
on Vintage Air system. Black carpet floods the floors along with
rubber Pontiac embossed mats, a crack free padded dash top in black
gives a beautiful view out the windshield.
Under the hood is a snazzy correct 400ci mill, metallic light blue
painted block and intake with chromed valve covers, and air cleaner
housing. Hoses are all supple and shiny, and no corrosion on any
parts is seen. A single 4-barrel carburetor and a circa 1968 Muncie
M21 4-speed manual transmission with a 10-bolt rear axle with 3.70
gearing make this runner have the ability to get down the road in
two shakes of a lamb's tail.
Very clean rust-free frame and floor pans are noted underneath. The
2-1/2-inch stainless steel exhaust runs from stern to bow and is in
excellent condition. 4-wheel drum brakes are seen as well as
independent coil springs up front, and 4 link with coil springs on
the rear for the suspension.
Our muscle car aficionado took the wheel and gave a 3 thumbs up to
this car as to its drive-ability. It lit right up, idled smoothly,
and took off like a bolt of lightning. He reported it handled well,
came to a quick stop, and was comfortable to drive. This goat will
"butt" in at any chance it gets.
This goat has had a good life, spending its time garaged, and used
but then put away nicely. Good exterior paint retaining its shine,
a super engine, well done with a 4-barrel carb, and a 4-speed
drivetrain, we now have a whole different animal in our Hallowed
Halls of Classic Auto Mall.
B-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
134842-Sequential Unit Number
06B-2nd Week June Build
ST 67 24267-1967 GTO Convertible
BDY BAL3339-Baltimore Body #
TR 223-Black Vinyl Buckets
PNT N1-Burgundy, White Top
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.