All too often we get caught up in pedigrees and values when we talk about old cars, losing sight of the core of the hobby: having fun in a super-cool, good-looking, fun-to-drive classic car. This real-deal 1967 Pontiac GTO convertible is one of those classics. It doesn't have a matching numbers engine and isn't a trailer queen that needs to be hermetically sealed away to shield it from the earth's atmosphere. However, it does have a thundering built-up 400 V8 power, a quick-shifting 5-speed manual, a power convertible top, and a gorgeous blue-on-blue presentation that's to die for. Dialed-in icons like this are really what the hobby should be all about, so we're very proud to offer this flashy droptop.
The slick Tyrol Blue metallic paint was sprayed not too long ago to a top driver-quality standard that still shines up incredibly well today, giving this droptop an elegant and commanding presence out on the street. It's a very fun and vibrant color, not too dark and not too bright, but rather a classic shade that demands attention wherever it goes. You will find it utterly impossible to keep a low profile in this car and every place you stop, you'll find people are anxious to talk to you. Sound like fun? It is. And when they get up close, they'll find a pretty darned nice car, too, with great gaps, straight bodywork, and all the right GTO ingredients. That includes the small hood scoop, mesh grille inserts, the stacked headlights and contrasting quad taillights, and, of course, all the correct badges that scream GTO, including that desirable Hurst emblem out back that let's everyone know that this droptop is ready to throw down anytime. The 1967 models are arguably the best-looking GTOs of all-time, and we won't argue the point, especially when they come outfitted with shiny chrome and brightwork from end-to-end, including the lower-body molding, wheel arch trim, and commanding bumpers fore and aft. There's also new weather stripping on the doors and trunk, and that black convertible power top looks great whether it's on or stored underneath it's dark blue boot cover.
The beautifully restored blue bucket seat interior looks pretty much the way the factory intended, with a grown-up look and feel that matches the exterior paint wonderfully. Reproduction seat covers capture the tailored look that made Ponchos of this era so special, and there are fresh door panels and new carpets to make it look like it did in 1967. The wood-rimmed wheel and handsome center console adorned with wood applique give it the sporting European feel that the GTO was trying to emulate, and that tall Hurst shifter is linked to an upgraded Tremec 5-speed manual gearbox, the only transmission you want in your performance Pontiac. The factory instruments appear to be original and great condition ahead of the driver, augmented with a trio of auxiliary units underneath, and a giant AutoMeter tachometer to the right of the center console. A Kenwood AM/FM/AUX radio was neatly fitted into the woodgrain-adorned dash, powering upgraded speakers in the kick panels along with a giant subwoofer in the trunk, and a modern A/C unit was installed underneath the dash as well, rounding out the cabin's creature comforts. Out back, the rear seat look practically untouched, while the big trunk houses was fully insulated with sound-deadening materials and a correct vinyl mat.
The 400 V8 under the hood isn't original to the car, but it sure makes GTO-like sounds and packs plenty of performance to move all that Poncho metal with relative ease. Built by the pros at ProFormance Unlimited in Florida report a 475HP rating from the feisty block, which comes augmented with Edelbrock aluminum heads, a healthy cam, Holley 4-barrel, Edelbrock aluminum intake, long-tube headers, and an MSD ignition. Dressed in black Pontiac valve covers and a chrome air cleaner, the block itself is a thing of beauty, punctuated with a polished billet V-belt system up front that manages the mounted polished accessories and matches the big aluminum radiator with its two auxiliary cooling fans. Power 4-wheel disc brakes make for great stopping prowess, while power steering allows for laid-back cruises with one hand on the wheel, and the impressive soundtrack comes via an H-pipe Flowmaster dual exhaust system with electric cut-outs. The chassis is very clean and features front and rear sway bars, upgraded shocks and springs, and the quick-shifting Tremec 5-speed gearbox mated to a performance clutch spins a heavy-duty 10-bolt rear end out back filled with 3.42 gears inside. Flashy American Racing chrome wheels finish the killer look and carry 245/45/17 performance radials that fill the fenders perfectly.
Offered with a thick binder full of build receipts, owner's logs, along with its original owner's manuals, original warranty card, and PHS docs, this GOAT is loaded with as many docs as it has ponies. Dialed-in and ready to enjoy today, it won't last long. Call today!