1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible
“Little GTO, your really lookin’ fine. Three deuces and a four-speed and a 389. Listen to her tachin’ up now, listen to her whi-ee-eye-ine. C’mon and turn it on, wind it up, blow it out.. GTO”!!
What a famous song!! Done originally by Ronnie and the Daytonas and later by the Beach Boys. I cannot see one of these GTO without thinking about that song. Back in 1964 when these cars first came out, there were few other cars that were as fast. Especially the GTO's with the 3x 2’s. I had a friend that had a 4-speed 3x2 car and I was never in the car when he was beaten.
The new engine for the GOAT would be a slightly punched out 389 to 400 cubic inches. A number of improvements were made and the new engine, including more efficient cylinder heads. They also had larger intake and exhaust valves with a redesigned intake manifold to accept the Rochester Quadrajet Carb.
In 1967, you could actually buy a low powered 2 BBL GTO. This was a first. It came with lower compression and smaller valves. The standard 400 engine was rated at the same horsepower as the 1966 389 engine, 335 HP.
Safety and handling received attention also in this new GOAT. It received new 14 inch disc brakes and an energy absorbing steering column. The outside appearance also received attention. The most noteworthy of these were the rear end. There were eight rear taillights instead of just six as it was the year before.
Now let me tell you about this particular GTO. Overall it is a very nice car that drives extremely well. It is not a Trailer Queen to be loaded into a trailer and taken to a show. The underside is nice and clean and rust free, but it is not perfect and does not have all the paint daubs, etc. as a Trailer Queen would. This car is for someone who drives his car but still occasionally takes it to a show. It would make you perfectly happy and proud to have such a nice car and you would get plenty of attention as there are not many of these GTO convertibles, especially in this gorgeous color.
I have taken pictures of the auxiliary gauges so you could see them. I did the same thing with my personal 427 Fairlane. The factory “idiot” gauges are just that….IDOIT GAUGES! I want to know what is going on with my car!! The extra gauges work perfectly! Some unusual items that normally do not work in other cars, DO work in this car such as the clock and the console light. Most people do not pay attention to things like that. This shows you the type of attention this car has had. Like I said before, before it really looks and drives extremely well. Even the really neat HOOD TACH works perfectly. Please note the HIS and HERS shifter which is a great deal of fun to drive to say the least. When it is in the HIS portion of the HURST Shifter, it will chirp the tires with no problem what so ever.
A very interesting item in the car to me is the grab handle right above the glove box. When these cars originally came out the acceleration was like something you had never felt before, so the passenger would use that handle if they were scared when you “got on it”. In the cars early days, the handle was called a “Sissy Handle” for obvious reasons. Another cool deal on this car is the fact that all 4 of the lights on this car are the original T3 headlights. Pretty neat I think!!
I HAVE JUST ADDED PICS OF THE SERIAL NUMBER ON THE ENGINE. YOU CAN SEE THEM AT THE END OF THE PICTURES. GTO'S DO NOT HAVE SERIAL NUMBERS THAT CORRESPOND TO THE LAST DIGITS OF THE CAR SERIAL NUMBER LIKE MOST CARS. THE ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER CAN BE SEEN ON THE PONTIAC HISTORICAL DOCUMENT THAT I HAVE TAKEN PICS OF. I HAVE HIGH LIGHTED THE NUMBER IN BLACK MARKER SO YOU CAN SEE. IF YOU NEED HELP ON ANY OF THIS PLEASE CALL STEVE AT 281-531-9090. THE OWNER TELLS ME THAT THE TRANSMISSION IS ALSO CORRECT FOR THE CAR.