Goat In The Garage! 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible

Looking like a raw emerald waiting to be found in the detritus of a mine, this 1967 GTO Convertible has been sitting almost 42 years waiting to be polished and cherished again. Are you up for getting this icon to shine again? While it has some inclusions, are you willing to look past them? This prospect can be found here on eBay and is located in Sherman, Connecticut. The starting bid is $10k.

The engine holed up here is the 400 c.i 2-barrel. Not exactly what you think of when talking Pontiac muscle. Good for 255 hp when it left the factory, this was the “lo po” box being checked on the order form. Combine that with the 2.56 rear axle and the column shift automatic trans,this was definitely ordered as a highway cruiser. Stored with no oil/coolant, a half-hearted attempt to turn it over yielded marginal results. Probably best to pull it apart and see what you have. Once apart and rebuilt, some reversible mods such as Holley Sniper EFI kit, headers, cam, 3.73 gears, etc. would help liven this up to the GTO legend. You’ll have a chance to speak with the son of the original owner, one Mr. Richardson as he will be in attendance when you retrieve it. His father bought it new in ’66 and it’s been in the family ever since. Parked beneath the house “running and driving fine” in ’78, you may want to ask him why such a long slumber and about his Dad’s order options?

I’d imagine she was quite the looker when it was picked up at Weisz Pontiac in the fall of ’66. It has spent most of its life in Connecticut with a short stint in Illinois. Wearing the Linden Green paint with Rally I wheels, Redline tires, power brakes, steering, rally clock, compass and more, the delivery price was $3,486.08! Well, that new car smell didn’t last long as it was involved in a stinker of an accident as it left the dealership. Ouch! How many times have you heard of this happening? That dented right rear quarter is still there and needs repair. While the topsides/engine bay looks pretty solid, underneath is an unknown after sitting upon a dirt floor for so long.No mention of the hood/trunk lid/bumpers. I hope they’re just sitting off to the side. Again, ask Mr. Richardson…

The interior is partially apart and looking ratty/tatty with the seats stored on the shelf. Also seen here is the push button radio. I’d guess the top is done and will need replacing.

Plenty of documentation with this one and add in the oral history that’s included with meeting the owner and it’s a great start. The original invoice is there, as well as a recall notice for an improperly installed steering shaft. Hope that was taken care of! Are you the one to add some fresh Gas, Tires, and Oil (and lots of green!) to get this gem back on the road again?

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Comments

  1. Skorzeny

    I think it would be fun just to get this to where it would be as it should of been ordered! And who orders ‘safty’ track with those gears and that motor? Why bother with a GTO as well? Was he a cheapskate?

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  2. JOHN Member

    He lived in Connecticut, not the best winter weather. Safety Track was a common option ordered for winter driving. I had a 67 convert I had to sell, I have a 65 convert now. But… I would pull the engine put in a nice 455, change out the column shift to a floor shift and gears in the neighborhood of 3:55, and add 15″ Rally l wheels. Rebuild and properly store the original 400 setup.I really think the 67 is the best year, but my 65 isn’t going anywhere.

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  3. JJ Muchagrove

    What’s a 2 Bar Curb?

    • 68custom

      the economy version GTO in theory it would get better gas mileage. a credit option I think?

  4. Michael

    Get it back to Rock Stock. As ordered. How many like it will there be ?

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    • Chris M.

      Couldn’t agree more, the value in this car is in the options and fantastic documentation. Being a drop top only adds to the collectablety.

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  5. JW454

    He signed the order to purchase 52 years ago today…. What are the odds?
    Also, only 2400 miles on the warranty? Seems a little low. I like the ’67s but, my all time fave is the ’70.

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    • JOHN Member

      JW454, the day I picked up my 67 GTO convert from the original owner was 20-something years to the day he returned stateside to pick it up in New Jersey after returning from Vietnam. He noticed the date as he filled bill of sale, he said that is a date you never forget! I lost touch with the guy who bought it from me, he actually offered it back to me but at the time I just couldn’t pull the trigger.

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    • pixelpusher

      I would think the 2400 was a simple typewriter typo. Standard warranty would have been 2 years 24000 miles.

  6. Brian K.

    This is a rare combo with the drop top and 2 bbl. I would skip the headers and make this 100 percent stock. Looks like all the metal is there. These fetch good money as a vert. Hope it gets restored.

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  7. Del

    Hagertys says its worth 30 grand in fair condition.

    Due to all the dismantling this is definitely not worth that.

    But at present bid it may be do-able.

    If it goes much higher, forget it

    Like 3
  8. Fiete T.

    If I were going to pull the trigger on this, I’d restomod it so it could be driven & enjoyed. Crate up all the original stuff, let the next owner decide what they want to do. Me? Polishing fenders and sitting around car shows is gawd awful boring. Time is limited, might as well enjoy it while you can

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  9. SteVen

    Listing just ended. Guess they sold it early. Interesting car.

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  10. TimM

    Listing is gone off eBay already!! The good stuff doesn’t seem to last around here!! Great car and a rag top to boot!! I think I would have just brought this one back to it’s original glory!! Like the color too!!!

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  11. Bob McK Member

    That will once again be one beautiful and fun car.

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  12. Del

    Did anyone even bid ?

  13. James Fabry

    Is this guy in his correct frame of mind 10k he wants let that bit cheaper rote.

  14. SteVen

    Del and James, it was bid to over $13K when the auction was ended early. My guess is someone came directly to the seller with a higher offer to end it early.

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  15. SteVen

    Car seemed set up for leisurely top down cruising, with the step-down 2-barrel 400, 2.56 rear and bench seat.
    Classy color combo or Linden Green and Parchment interior.

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  16. Terry Bowman

    Never will forget that car. My mother – In – law had a 67′ Lemans with the Aluminum 6 cyl, 4 barrel, she bought new. On a roll it was quick, but don’t let it over heat. After a year she over heated it and the dealer installed a new motor and five years later she over heated it again and this time it went to the junk yard. What a shame!!!! I was just 18 and didn’t realize what a special car it was. Same color as this one for sale.

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    • Kevin R

      My mother had a 67 gto conv. It was the same color combo as this one. Sadly it was stolen out of boston in 1978.

    • 68custom

      A Sprint no doubt!

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