You know a car has attained cult status when it has a nickname that is known globally. In the case of the Pontiac GTO, its nickname is well known, even though it is actually longer than its name. We love the looks of the GTO, but especially ones that haven’t been restored. We think this survivor ’67 Pontiac GTO is looking great just as is. This life long California car can be found here on eBay.
Pontiac made a few changes to the GTO for ’67, but the most drastic change was found under the hood. The 389 cui V8 was enlarged to 400 cui and received new heads with improved flow. GM’s ban on multi-carburetor setups meant that the Tri-Power Carbs could no longer be offered, so a new H.O engine was offered with a Quadrajet carburetor. The seller claims this car is a High Output car, but without checking the block number we can’t be sure of this claim.
The other changes made to the GTO were mostly cosmetic. The most noticeable differences are the wire mesh grille and four lens tail lights. These little changes helped give the car a sportier look and showed the competition that this Goat meant business.
The interior looks good for being 45 years old. The seller believes the interior to be completely original and given the wear, we are inclined to believe them. To meet new safety regulations, Pontiac installed many new safety features in the ’67, including a collapsible steering column, energy absorbing steering wheel, and a padded dash.
Because of the popularity of the GTO many of these cars have been restored, which adds to the appeal of this car’s originality. This car has far more character as is then if it was restored, plus they are only original once. The VIN shows that this is a real GTO, but we would check the block to see if it really is the 360 hp H.O. unit. This could be our favorite year of GTO. What about you? Is ’67 your favorite year or do you prefer the earlier or later cars?