19k Original Miles? 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix

The seller of this 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix purchased the vehicle from its original owner. He believes that the 19,000 miles showing on the odometer are original. The car will require some cosmetic restoration work, but none of this would appear to be urgent. He has decided that a new owner can have the pleasure of returning the Pontiac to its former glory, so it is now listed for sale here on craigslist. The Grand Prix is located in Spanaway, Washington, and the price has been set at $9,600. I have to say a big thank you to Barn Finder MattR for spotting this beauty for us.

The Pontiac is finished in Tyrol Blue with a Black vinyl top. The paint is looking pretty sad, but the vinyl is definitely worse. A repaint and new vinyl will be on the cards, but the good news is that rust repairs will be minimal. There is a small rust area under the vinyl that will require attention, but that appears to be about it. The body’s lower extremities all look to be sound, while the owner states that the floors and the trunk have surface corrosion only. The trim and chrome appear to be in excellent condition, and the covers for the headlights function as they should. I can’t spot any problems with the glass, while the original 8-lug wheels appear to be faultless.

The Pontiac’s interior is a bit of a mixed bag, but whipping it into shape shouldn’t be a difficult or expensive undertaking. The front seats will need new covers, and a carpet set wouldn’t go astray. The carpet on the bottoms of the door trims also looks tatty and will probably need to be repaired. The rest of the upholstery and trim would appear to be in good order, and the same is true of the headliner. The dash has no aftermarket additions, and both it and the pad are free from cracks. I am slightly surprised that this car doesn’t feature air conditioning. However, the original AM/FM radio and separate factory 8-track player are still present. The 8-track player wasn’t a commonly chosen option, making this interior that little bit more interesting.

If you grab a pair of binoculars, you will find that the Grand Prix comes equipped with a 400ci V8 that would be producing 350hp. This is backed by a 3-speed Hydramatic transmission, while the vehicle also features power steering and power brakes. At 4,233lbs, I wouldn’t want this car to drive over my toes. However, even with that sort of weight to shift, the Grand Prix should still be capable of scorching through the ¼ mile in 15.9 seconds. The owner makes his claim about the vehicle’s mileage but doesn’t indicate whether he has any evidence to confirm this. If the engine bay is original and unrestored, its appearance would seem to make the claim seem plausible. Leaving that aside, the owner says that the car runs and drives extremely well, with no odd noises, smoke, or leaks.

The 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix is a car with an enormous amount of presence. If the buyer of this car treats it to a cosmetic restoration, then they will be sure to have a car that will command attention wherever it goes. If it is as rust-free as the owner claims, that will make it an affordable project car full of potential. That would also make it a vehicle that is worthy of a closer inspection. Do we have any takers?

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  1. Howard A Member

    Nicest Poncho EVER!!! Naturally, don’t buy the mileage claim, being as nice a car as it is, someone loved it, and it shouldn’t matter anyway. Back in ’67, you wheeled into anywhere, people took notice. It was the car the lowly 4 door “Executive” driver only hoped for. My late uncle had a ’65 2 door Catalina, that wasn’t much different, but was no GP. Not sure why, he had a good job, lived at home, he certainly could have afforded one. I wonder if my plain jane old man( his brother) had something to say about that.
    I always got a chuckle out of the “Battery” gauge. That used to say “generator”, through ’63, I think, when alternators became standard. They still said “generator” however, and was changed to battery, but never alternator. I swear, people want to sink their whole “kidney” fund into some rattletrap 4×4, when the same money, or less, will get you the nicest Pontiac made. Very nice find.

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    • H_Vaughn

      These were super-nice. I remember my dad bringing one home as a company loaner and going out for ice cream. Even as a five year old I knew we were rolling large.

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      • Steve Bush Member

        Agree, Steve R, about the sellers’ mileage claims. It’s an annoying; and frankly, a bit silly move, especially when it’s very obvious that it’s untrue in most cases. Still, this appears to be a very solid car that could become top notch with a new vinyl top and a nice paint job. Would likely offer the seller about $9k to start.

  2. FordGuy1972 FordGuy1972 Member

    Seems like a lot of car for the money though I’m not sure I buy the low mileage claim. It’s an impressive car with some very nice features including buckets and console. And who doesn’t like hidden headlights? A quality paint job won’t be cheap but at least it won’t involve a lot of bodywork. Replace the vinyl top and then chip away at the interior as time and funds allow. Then maybe add A/C at some point. Great find.

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  3. 370zpp

    Yeah its a boat, but what a boat! I thank BF for helping to nurture my renewed appreciation for some of these magnificent Pontiacs and the like, from days gone by.

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  4. Dave

    Large and in charge!

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  5. Steve R

    We’ve almost reached a point where every seller of a car with a 5 digit speedometer makes a claim that the mileage showing is original. It’s in their financial interest, they are hoping some gullible buyer believes them.

    These early Grand Prix’s are beautiful cars, especially when equipped with 8 lug wheels.

    Hopefully it will find a good home.

    Steve R

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  6. angliagt angliagt Member

    There were some daring designs back then.The difference
    is that they looked great.

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  7. Trey

    No way under 16 seconds!

    • jokacz

      Way back in 1959 a friend of mine had a full size 59 Pontiac (that’s all they made in those days) with a 389 and an old school 4 speed Hydramatic automatic trans that did mid 15’s. This thing probably isn’t that much heavier, so it’s possible if not probable to get a 15 out of it. Love the 8 lug wheel/brakes on old Pontiacs, a tribute to clinging to obsolete technology, but looked cool.

  8. Roger Ross

    I born in’67 and remember seeing any of that body style. Was it based on the Bonneville. But love the hide a way headlights

    • Allen L

      Yes, Bonneville based.
      In Canada, we didn’t get the Grand Prix, or that roof style on our full size Pontiacs in 1967 and 1968. And never the eight lug wheels. Top model was the Grand Parisienne, it got the fastback 2dr roof. The hideaway headlights came on it and a lower cost Parisenne 2+2 model. And the engines were all Chevrolet.
      Our family had a 1968 Parisienne, four door hardtop, 327 2bbl Chev V8 and Powerglide.
      We finally got actual Pontiac engines in the new for 1969 stand alone Grand Prix. An uncle had a 1970 Parisienne 2+2 and it had 454 4bbl Chev engine. Tax rules were the reasons for the unique Canadian models.

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      • Trey

        Actually the Grand Prix was based on the Catalina’s platform.

        And the Parisienne 2+2 didn’t have the hidden headlights.

        http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/pontiac/67canp/bilder/3.jpg

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      • Allen L

        Thank you for the correction Trey.
        I’ve never seen a 1967 Grand Parisienne 2 door with the formal roofline in real life. That brochure is neat.

  9. Jranders Member

    Moved to St Louis in 68. Folks had a 67 Cougar and a 67 Buick Wildcat. Neighbor had a 67 4dr Thunderbird, another a 68 Dodge Charger, another a 67 2dr Continental, only one I’ve ever seen. But the best was the 67 Grand Prix convertible around the corner, only year for those. Give my left ÷×+ for any one of them!

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  10. Dewey Gill

    These Pontiac interiors wear well. I had a 67, granted this was about 20 years ago, bought it with 135,000 on it, drove it to 240,000. Same 400 too. The interior looked at least as good as this one when I bought it, not much worse when I sold it, just some stretching where your butt sits and a bit of the Madrid pattern worn down. Clean interiors on these are not milage indicators by any means

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  11. George Mattar

    Those Morrikide vinyl interiors wear like iron and are far superior than Chevy junk. Grand Prixs are beautiful. I had a 77 SJ and miss it terribly. I tried to buy it back and the guy won’t sell. Cannot find nice GPs anymore. In a world of Camaros and Corvettes, these are nice change. Long live Pontiac.

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  12. Bill McCoskey

    Like most comments above, I am 100% sure this is a 119,000 mile car. a 19,000 mile interior would still look as it did at mile 1.

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    • Dean

      Absolutely.

  13. MLM

    The original 1962-68 Pontiac Grand Prix will always be my favorite.Sharp cars then,sharp cars now.

  14. JoeNYWF64

    A concept car on wheels – must have hidden wipers, headlites, ventless glass & wheel skirts that all work well together. May be the 1st/only car in ’67 to have all 4.
    I would go with a blue steel roof & remove all the vinyl top moldings for that cleaner smoother look. Blue interior would be preferable, tho i bet it would be expensive if not impossible to convert over.

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  15. Kenneth Zamzow

    I had a ’67 GP, turquoise with a white vinyl top. Purchased used in ’73, sold in ’78. Got me through my senior year in high school, and all through college. My dad worked for Pontiac (Zone offices), and we were able to get it at wholesale.

  16. JoeNYWF64

    Trey, looking at all the ’67 Canadian Pontiac brochure pages, the ’67 Parisienne 2+2 also did not have hidden wipers or front side ventless glass. Odd. I guess reserved only for GP – in ’67.

  17. jokacz

    I remember back in the mid 60’s GM Canada would just hang Pontiac sheet metal on a Chevy chassis and call it a Parisienne. Unfortunately the wheel bases were different and the rear wheels weren’t centered in the wheel wells, looked pretty ridiculous.

  18. MattR Member

    The price for this sweet Grand Prix has been knocked down to $6,850!!!
    New listing:
    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ctd/d/spanaway-1967-pontiac-grand-prix-all/7244556845.html

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