Eight Months Gone: 1967 Pontiac Executive 6P Safari Station Wagon – Sold?
March 30, 2021 Update – while this “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet. For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for an updated listing. In the interim, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
February 24, 2021 – More often than not, when a seller proactively deletes their Craigslist ad, it indicates they sold their car. In some instances like this one, it ended up meaning the seller decided to keep their car another year. With lock-down restrictions in full swing the last time they tried to sell their Safari, we’re not surprised the seller pulled the car and likely enjoyed another year of driving it. We’ve updated all of the information below.
June 2020 – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now calling this one “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 cream over black Safari survivor currently originally listed unsuccessfully in April 2020 and now possibly sold in March 2021 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania. The private seller had their Executive Safari wagon priced at $25,000. Comparing this asking price against the Collector Car Market Review confirms the current caretaker has their vinyl-top equipped, unrestored Executive priced nearly seven thousand above this guide’s #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $17,775.
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, the total output for 1967 was 35,491 units.
Late sixties full-size Pontiacs look fast standing still, even the Safari wagons such as this example. This never restored survivor is a looker with what must be a very rare full vinyl top. If you are in the market for a sixties vintage, unrestored station wagon this might make an awesome addition to your garage.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1967 Pontiac Safari Station Wagon – Executive – UNRESTORED
400 V-8 2-bbl regular Hydra-Matic
Vehicle has never been restored, and it runs like a top. Excellent condition for an original survivor.“
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