Middle Child: 1967 Pontiac Executive Survivor – Sold!
Classic car enthusiasts are likely familiar with Pontiac’s Bonneville and Catalina models from the late sixties, however, they may not be aware of the Executive model sandwiched between those two models like this white over red vinyl survivor listed on Craigslist in Hillsborough, New Jersey. The private seller has his Executive currently priced at $18,800, which relying on the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide shows the current caretaker has his Bonneville priced $1,500 less than the #1 “Concours” estimate of $20,500.
After rebranding its long-running mi-trim “Star Chief Executive” brand in 1966 for one year only, the following year Pontiac simply called the car “Executive.” Featuring more deluxe trim and standard amenities than the lower-priced Catalina, the Executive shared the Bonnevile’s longer wheelbase and length. Mechanically, however, the Executive was virtually identical to the Catalina, sharing similar standard and optional V8 engines starting with the base 400 cubic inch V8 with two-barrel carburetor rated at 265 horsepower such as the example presented here. While Executive came standard with a column-shifted three-speed manual and a floor-shifted four-speed could be ordered, 98 percent of cars came equipped with the three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic during the model’s four-year run.
Available as a four-door pillared sedan, two-door hardtop coupe, four-door hardtop sedan, and even in two and three-seat Safari wagon versions, total output for 1967 was 35,491 units.
The late sixties full-size Pontiacs look fast standing still, especially the two-door hardtops such as this example. With only 67K original miles and fully detailed, this car is a looker and likely a very comfortable cruiser. The owner also states the original wheels and spinner hubcaps come with the car, so you can change those out if you plan to have your car judged. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Outstanding 62k mile unrestored example of the best and one year only body style pontiac full size car. Everything on this car is factory original. Gleaming factory paint, chrome and interior. Zero cracks in see thru steering wheel. It runs and drives flawlessly… you can jump in this car and head for California tomorrow. 400 engine with TH400 transmission. Have original rims with spinner hubcaps. Zero disappointments with this car.“
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