1967   Pontiac  G  T  O

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POWERTRAIN

  • 400 CID

  • 335 HP

  • 10.75:1 compression ratio

  • 4 Barrel Rochester QuadraJet Carburetor
  • Turbo Hydramatic 400 Transmission
  • Hurst Dual-Gate ("His / Hers") ratcheted linkage
  • Odometer is at 62,115 (but based on wear presume this has rolled over 100K)
BODY AND INTERIOR OPTIONS
  • 2 Door Hardtop Body Style
  • Electric Driver Seat
  • Front Bucket Seat Headrests
  • Outside (driver door) Remote Mirror
  • AM / FM Radio
  • Rally II Rims
  • Power Steering
  • Power Brakes
 
 

GTO

GTO

 

A Bit of History 

In 1967
Me and Dad's Goat in '67

Some of my earliest childhood memories are of GTOs.  My dad bought a brand new 1965 and traded that in when he special ordered a 1967 GTO Convertible.  Although he sold it several years later, I was hooked.

When I was in high school, there was a guy in my town that cruised a red '67.  I fell in love (with the car).  He finally put it up for sale and I bought it without hesitation on September 15, 1981.  The odometer read 59,001.

Old Goats have become pretty scarce.  (See production stats at the bottom)  A lot have rotted in fields or were wrapped around telephone poles in the 60s and 70s.  Finding a specimen with all of the original parts is pretty rare.

From the numbers, my car was made in the first week of November in 1966 at the Fremont, California assembly plant.  I purchased my Goat as its third owner.  It was sure a fun car to drive.  Even in the 80s they were rare enough that we got looks everywhere we went.  It was actually my daily driver until it finally started to become unreliable and I permanently garaged it in December of 1984.  The engine (the original) would not idle and the suspension became unsafe.  I parked it in the garage (it took up most of our "two car" garage :) and that is where it sat.

In 1988, I had some pocket cash and thought that I'd try and get it running to drive it to our new home in Oregon.  I replaced plugs, points, condenser, cap, rotor, then the distributor, the fuel filter, then the fuel pump, the oil and filter, the water pump, antifreeze, oil pan and valve cover gaskets, the carburetor, and after spending about $400 on parts, was no further along in getting it going.  When I pulled the intake manifold, I discovered that the problem with my engine holding an idle was that the cam was worn.  I ran out of time (and money) and pulled it up to Oregon behind the U-Haul on a car carrier.  It was stored undercover here ever since.  It actually was never registered in Oregon and the original yellow on black California plates are still on it.

It became one of those projects that I planned on getting to someday.  Until just recently, I believed that I would restore her but as with many things in life, interests and priorities change.  Plus I have never ended up with piles of extra cash that were not better spent renovating our farm, kids braces, etc.

My goal was to find a good home for the goat - someone who was interested in restoring it to original condition.  I was not interested in selling it to someone who wanted to convert it to a street rod.  There are still enough GTO and LeMans bodies around for that.  Anyway, the right home was found for it in August 2004.

   
 

Additional  Information and Answers to General Questions

 
  • This vehicle is sold.  Please don't email asking for any information or if it is available.

  • With the exception of a color change by a previous owner (body plate states paint code of "F7", Tyrol Blue with cream vinyl top and trim (interior) code of "219" Dark Blue), reference materials verify that all of the serial numbers match (see body plate and engine number photos below).  This is a real GTO, not a clone or hack, with the stock engine and transmission configuration.  It has never been restored.

  • The car is not running.  The engine did not "blow up".  Basically, I garaged it in 1984 when it would not slow idle without dying and I didn't have the money to invest in it.

  • In 1988 I had some time, and a bit of extra money, so a new QuadraJet Carb (along with several additional parts) was installed hoping that it would fix the idle problem.  It did not.  I also kept the original stock Rochester QuadraJet and even have an unopened carburetor rebuild kit for it. (see more information in the history above)   I pulled the intake manifold, determined that the cam was extremely worn out, and buttoned her back up.

  • It was garaged for 18 years waiting to be restored.  The structure of the vehicle is sound and I do not believe that it was ever involved in an accident.  The passenger door had a parking lot incident and would benefit from professional attention during your restoration work.

  • My library of GTO related books, old GTO Club Newsletters, restoration guides, the 1967 Pontiac shop manual, sales paraphernalia, an advertisement, etc.  went with the car.

  • This GTO is nearly 40 years old, un-restored, and a tired driver that has been garaged since 1984.  She needed a loving home with an owner that was interested in investing the proper combination of time, expertise, and money to restore her.  This was not a good choice for an amateur or someone looking for a cool car to drive with minimal effort.  Although it an attractive, sound vehicle, it is a restoration project.

  • 5/23/03 - A visitor to the site keenly noticed that the A.I.R. (smog) pump is missing.  This was a device that was stock on this car as a California vehicle.  The previous owner removed the pump, as was common back then, to restore a little power.  When I bought the car in '81 and had to have it tested before licensing, it passed without the pump (sight inspection for parts must not have been a requirement then - just low emissions) and I never reinstalled one.

   
 

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Front Driver Side View

Front View

Front Right Passenger View
Front Driver Side View Front View Front Passenger Side View
Driver Side Interior Rear View Interior View
Driver Interior View Rear View Passenger Interior View
Dash Hurst His / Hers Shifter 1967 GTO Hurst Linkage Advertisement
Instrument Panel / Console View Close-up of Hurst Dual-Gate Shifter
(Left slot is standard shift - "Hers" While the gated, right slot is ratcheted - "His", allowing power shifting without jumping gears.)
1967 GTO Hurst 
Linkage Advertisement
Engine Compartment Engine Engine Block Numbers
Engine Compartment View of a Stock California "YS" Engine Engine Block Number
Suspension Parts   Body Plate Numbers
Suspension Parts
(A starter renovation kit :)
  Body Plate Numbers
(No Surprises)
Trunk Interior 1967 GTO Magazine Advertisement Floor Mats
Trunk View - No Rot!
(Spare air and oil filters included :)
Magazine Advertisement  Floor Mats
Moving Day - 9/1/04
Driver from Selena Transport arrives.  Truck too long for driving around to the shop so we pushed the car into the field by the highway.  That spectacle slowed the morning commute traffic! Another car on the load - a 1967 Pontiac Firebird.  Nicely restored, I believe that this is the original color scheme for my old goat.  Interesting coincidence. Loading the GTO.  The Firebird's little 326 V-8 had no problem pulling it onboard.
Driver Side   Passenger Side - Just Started to Rain
Temporary New Home in an Auto Shop in Alameda, California
 
9/2/04 - A California car that never drove on Oregon pavement comes home to California.
 
     

9/8/04 - Old exhaust system removed.

9/8/04 - Transmission removed for rebuilding.

9/8/04 - Hood removed.
     

9/14/04 - Running gear out.

9/14/04 - More shots of running gear out as well as engine parts.

 

9/14/04 - More pictures of parts piles.

 

10/6/04 - Pictures of the car and the powder coating.  The wheel wells got a coating also.  The bumpers  are re-chromed.  New stainless steel brake lines going in.   The engine is being put back together now.  It was bored .030 over and a 360 horse power cam was installed.   New battery holder and hardware.

 

10/21/04 - Drive train reassembled.  Suspension getting put back together.

10/23/04 - Reassembling the car.

10/29/04 - Getting close to done.  Waiting for the tires (Goodrich TA's). The mufflers are series 50 flowmasters (sounds real nice), got new hub centers as the red on the inside of the originals were faded  The wheels got powder coated and then painted.

11/21/04 - She is all fixed up, at her new home and on the road for the first time in nearly 20 years!

Pictures below are the stages of the license plate restoration done by a guy in Georgia.

Bead blasted Straightened and primed Finished

1/28/05 - Whole new interior including carpet and door panels installed.  Original license plates put back on.  Got the radio hooked back up and working - antenna bought on ebay.  All the interior lights working even the glove box, actually rewired it. Outside pictures are in front of the Oakland Raiders' offices.

   
 

Purchasing Information

 

SOLD - Thank You for Your Interest


Here is a link to all of the current GTO auctions running on ebaY:

http://listings.ebaymotors.com/aw/plistings/all/category7244/index.html?from=R11 

   
 

General 1967 GTO Stats

 

 

Physical Dimensions

Wheelbase 115.0 inches
Width 74.7 inches
Height 53.7 inches
Overall Length 206.6 inches
Door opening width 41.6 inches
Ground Clearance 6.1 inches

 

Capacities

Number of Passengers 5
Luggage Space 21.1 cu. ft.
Fuel 21.5 gallons
Crankcase 6 quarts
Radiator Coolant 17.8 quarts
Differential 3.0 pints

 

GTO Production Statistics

Total 1967 GTOs Assembled 81,722
2 Door Coupes (Body 4207) 7,029 retail $3,095
Convertibles (Body 4267) 9,517 retail $2,980
2 Door Hardtops (Body 4217) 65,176 retail $3,220

Out of the 81,722 Total:

64,177 were equipped with 335 hp engine.
42,594 had automatic transmissions.

 

   
 

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