Parked Since ’85!? 1967 Pontiac 2+2 Convertible

For shoppers hunting a high-rolling, high-powered Pontiac convertible in 1967, the full-sized Catalina-based 2+2 had it all. Considered the “GTO’s Big Brother,” the 2+2 packed one of two monster 428s under the hood, gill vents on the front fenders, and bucket seats for four. This 1967 Pontiac 2+2 in Plainfield, Wisconsin seeks a new owner here on eBay, where the non-running classic has attracted 55 voyeurs so far, but none with the passion to click Buy It Now for $8500. Thanks to reader Larry D. for spotting this once-fabulous drop top.

It’s difficult to impossible to visually identify a Pontiac V8 of this era, but the seller claims this one is numbers matching, which means it’s one of two 428 cid (7.0L) options making 360 or 376 HP. Either will move this land schooner down the road smartly when properly sorted.

Nothing looked like a full-sized Pontiac in ’67, with the mirror-image headlight arrangement and the prominent central beak. Though a hood-mounted tachometer marked one high-performance option, whoever ordered this car kept it classy, opting for a clean hood.

According to the license plate stickers, this Pontiac hasn’t driven enough to be registered since 1985. That means it’s spent about two-thirds of its life in stasis. What a shame! Let’s hope that ends soon. When’s the last time you saw a full-size convertible Pontiac of this body style in person? Originally Signet Gold with a black top, this 2+2 would look great returned to stock.

The nifty center console adds even more luxury, with wood grain and shiny trim everywhere. Model year 1967 marked the end of this run for the 2+2, though Pontiac revived the name in the ’80s. Only 300 convertible 2+2s left the factory in 1967 according to Pontiac2plus2Registry, and only 15 are registered today, making this one rare bird. As the pool of buyers who “always wanted one” ages out, prices on cars like this drop. Folks priced out of the GTO market may find this sporty and stylish full-sized version offers great value if you’re not investing for profit. Would you choose a ’67 GTO or its 428-powered “Big Brother” 2+2?

Comments

  1. 8banger 8banger Member

    Looks like there’s more than a few tin indians sitting around there collecting moisture.

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    • 2+2=428

      Some are just parts cars. The maroon car missing the front bumper is a 67 Ventura factory 4 speed car. Bought that one for my son. Next to that is a 67 Catalina hardtop I picked up in Wyoming. Strictly a parts car. Much like the 2 Bonnevilles that also reside in my backyard. What’s not pictured my 2+2 hardtop, 67 Bonneville Brougham coupe with a 428. My 67 Grand Prix convertible, also a 428 car. I could go on and on…

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  2. Fred

    Its hard to tell if it has the long branch exhaust manifolds, which would make it the 376 HP version

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    • 2+2=428

      It’s not an HO. Just the standard 360.

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  3. Rod L Lustila

    Yup, very cool.ive had six gto,s in my time.loved every one,rusty some times or not.big smile behind the wheel!never forget to use the hell out of your cars.enjoy them ,a lot,sound smells,the feeling when you wind em up tight, with a good song on the radio.remember?sure you do!

  4. George Mattar

    Dad bought a new 67 Catalina this color. It was a 389. Great car from GMs best year ever.

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  5. CCFisher

    I’m surprised nobody has touched on how uncommon this car is. Only 1,768 2+2s were built for 1967, split between coupes and convertibles. It may not be as desirable as a GTO, but it’s definitely a much more rare find.

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    • bull

      Nobody wanted when they were new either!

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    • Patrick J Curran

      And how many are left? I would take a 1967 2+2 convertible over a GTO any day!

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    • Scotty Gilbertson Staff

      CC, Todd mentions some numbers in the last paragraph.

  6. bill tebbutt

    Love the styling of 67!

    I don’t want to be “that guy”. But in 1969 you could buy a 2+2, at least you could here in Canada. Chevy 427 motor, chevy chassis, shorter body. A car to die for, I have wanted one since 1969 (when my dad instead bought a Verdero Green 4 door Lauentian off the lot – no power anything!).

    The 69s are thin on the ground – if I can find a decent one, it’ll be mine

    cheers,
    bt

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    • 2+2=428

      1967 was the final year in the states for the 2+2. They had produced 1,768 cars that year. 280 of those were convertibles.

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    • Robert

      That’s the problem with canada should have put a Pontiac in it 427 a exllent engine belongs in a chevy

  7. Civileyes Civileyes Member

    I drive a 67 Grand Prix convertible. Aside from time with my kids, best times of my life are in that beast.

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  8. Henry

    I’d love to have this one too, but out of room since I got the 65 gp 4spd. Car. And still need to finish my 71 cuda project.

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  9. Big C

    Back in High Skrool, a buddy had a ’67 Catalina with the 400. Coming back from lunch, he went to pass a matronly lady in her New Yorker. Granny floored the Mopar when he went around. That Poncho started sucking wind. He kept his foot in it, but they were neck and neck. Coming in the other lane, were two hippies in a clapped out Chevy C-10. They allowed us to live, by running the Chevy off the road. But they did follow us back to school, where apologies were forthcoming, sheepishly, by my friend. Good times…

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    • Arfeeto

      Great story!

  10. Glenn Hilpert

    Even rarer than this 2+2 possibly is a 67 Catalina 4-dr sedan, X-cop car with the 428 HO sitting somewhere up in Nevada the last I remember in mid 2021. Most Police used the Mopars, Fords, a few Chevy’s, but rarely seen were the Catalina’s that I remember.

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  11. bigbird

    People do not know how big these cars are. If you restore it and paint it, the needed (PPG paint) consider twice the amount both primer/paint to do it right. That just would be cost, but in a restore you figure it in. A somewhat high end paint shop quoted 20k to paint my ’62 Impala hardtop. If the price is right this is a good one to restore……rare indeed.

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  12. Cdice

    Friend had a 67 2+,2 in high school. 4-speed. Man, was it a big boat. When all that torque hit the rear wheels, the front end would rise up a foot or so.

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  13. Clay Van Doren

    I have a 67 Pontiac Grand Prix convertible and cannot find the upper radiator bracket that sits on top. The only similar part we popped is for GTO and LeMans. I am looking to buy.

  14. wcshook

    I was 17 when my brother had a ’67 Catalina this color of blue. A very nice driver. I was a member of a volunteer ambulance, and we had a ’67 Pontiac Superior body. I never did it, but I was told they laid rubber it. We also had a ’69 Pontiac but it wasn’t as good a performer as the ’67. I just remembered, the ’67 had the 428 and the ’69 the 429. I have often whatever happened to them.

  15. Rick Breding

    The reason it hasn’t sold is it not worth even close to what’s being asked for

    • 2+2=428

      How much should I be asking for it?

      • bigbird

        You can ask what ever you want, it has always been what the market will pay. If it is an auction, let the auction decide. Start lower, get some bidders that really want it, and you can hope it goes for what are satisfied with. It is the way I sell things….

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