REAL-DEAL CODE 42 GOAT, STRONG 455 V8, AUTO, FRONT DISCS/POWER STEER, GR8 DRIVER
You can always count on the Pontiac GTO to generate attention, and when you paint it bright red like this 1967 hardtop, you'd better be prepared to be treated as a 1-car parade! With a stout 455 cubic inch V8, an unusual bench seat, and a great stance, this is an affordable Goat that you can drive without worries.
This GTO received a repaint a few years ago in traditional Regimental Red, a great choice for a car that's going to get a lot of attention. The '67 model was perhaps the pinnacle of GTO styling, with a sleek look, voluptuous quarter panels and handsome stacked headlights, and the passage of time does nothing to diminish any of that. Instead, it draws attention to the GTO's finer points, starting with good bodywork that looks straight and fits together rather well. It's not a show car, so you shouldn't be afraid to get it dirty by driving it, but for folks who know GTOs, they'll see this one and nod approvingly when it's being used as intended. There are a few signs of age and use, but a lot of it could be erased with a professional buff to wake up the paint. The simplicity of the design is accentuated by nice chrome and stainless trim, including nicely integrated bumpers, wire mesh grilles up front, and, of course, somewhat subtle GTO badges that let the shape speak for itself. There's also a clean black vinyl top that fits well and shows no signs of trouble underneath.
With a red exterior, nothing works better inside than basic black. Sure, you could do white or parchment or something like that, but if you want a no-nonsense performance look, black buckets in your GTO is always the right choice. The seat covers, carpets, and door panels are in good condition, indicative of a restoration completed a while ago but maintained properly, and you'll note this one carries an ultra-rare bench seat and column-shifted automatic transmission. Round gauges appear to be original and give the dash a vaguely European look, framed by an original steering wheel that is only just now starting to show its age. A JVC AM/FM/cassette stereo has probably been there since Reagan was president, but it sounds fine, and we still dig the grab handle for the passenger. The trunk is in good shape with a recent mat and tire cover, and you can see the original spatter paint underneath, so there's nothing to hide.
Pontiac's bespoke V8s were always the weapons of choice in the performance wars and this GTO carries a later 455 cubic inch V8, so performance issues are non-existent. Chrome Pontiac-logo valve covers and an open-element air cleaner lend a performance look while corporate turquoise engine enamel makes it stand out in the satin black engine bay. It's neatly finished and fully functional, complete with power steering and a rumbling dual exhaust system that barks out the most amazing V8 burble. A rugged TH400 3-speed automatic transmission never hesitates when all that torque is churning through it and a 10-bolt rear end plants the power without a whimper. Factory Rally II wheels and white-letter radials ensure that the car looks and sits right.
Fresh out of long-term ownership, this is a driver-grade Goat and there's no shame in that. Still beautiful to look at and a blast to drive, it's one of the most affordable early GTOs we've featured but no less appealing than its more expensive siblings. Call today!
- Power Steering
- Front Disc Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
- Cassette Player
- AM/FM Radio
- Owner's Manual
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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