Few will argue that the 1967 Pontiac GTO is not a gorgeous car. Even among GTO fans, the '67 stands out as a high water mark in terms of styling. This sleek burgundy hardtop is a great driver that offers several desirable options and upgrades that earn it a spot on most enthusiasts' short list of cars to own before they die.
Originally code M-1 Plum Mist, the restorer refinished it with a slightly more red shade of burgundy that seemingly glows when the light hits it just right. The result is an unusual and super clean Goat that has a traditional look that speaks a little more loudly than the original hue. And with a good-looking paint job like that, you need to make sure the little stuff is right, and on this car it's the details and the quality that make it stand out. From the laser-straight quarter panels, to the tight panel gaps, to the restored trim and badges, this car is all about getting the little stuff right. It's got some time on it, but that does nothing to diminish the look and the gold undertones of the paint really accentuate the curving rear quarter panels and hood scoop. Up front, the stacked headlights and split grille are Pontiac trademarks, with wire mesh inserts that recall European sports cars that inspired the GTO. In back, a bright chrome bumper, slotted taillights, and a small GTO badge leave no question about the car's identity, even though Pontiac intentionally kept the look low-key.
The Parchment interior is an excellent choice when contrasting with the burgundy exterior, and gives the car a dash of character that simple black or white wouldn't have captured and it is the car's original interior choice. According to the PHS documents that accompany the car, this is an original bucket seat/console car, and the seats are in excellent condition with that soft glow that only Pontiac managed with their Parchment interiors. Other cool options include a center console with dual-gate shifter (known as the "His and Hers shifter), an AM radio, and factory A/C that blows cold thanks to an R134a refrigerant upgrade. The woodgrain appliques are in good condition with no peeling or fading (they are, after all, just decals), and the matching wood steering wheel is in excellent shape. This GTO also offers a neatly finished trunk with correct mat and what might just be the original redline spare tire.
The engine is a period-correct YZ-coded 400 cubic inch V8, and looks quite stock but is not the original powerplant. Pontiac Turquoise engine enamel makes it look right and turning the key reveals that all 360 horsepower have shown up ready to rock. The A/C system has been converted to r134a refrigerant, and is neatly installed with the hoses run through the fender to keep things tidy and there's an open-element air cleaner up top. Satin black used on the fenders and firewall provides a great background for the bright Pontiac Turquoise engine and it wisely stays pretty close to the original specs, although there are long-tube headers and a dual exhaust system. A hydromagnetic automatic transmission (only available in a GTO) links to a 12-bolt rear end and there are new shocks fore and aft. There's also a recent gas tank and power steering, just in case you were looking for more practical reasons to fall in love. Simple steel wheels with wire wheel covers are an unusual but correct choice, and a set of redline radials complete the look.
With full PHS documents and an owner's manual, this is a gorgeous GTO you can drive without worries. Call today!