Pontiac Personal Luxury: 1967 Grand Prix 428 Survivor – Sold?

by | Apr 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Free For All Friday

May 13, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

While most muscle car era Pontiac enthusiasts prefer GTOs, I’ve always gravitated towards this GM Division’s personal luxury offering, the Grand Prix.  Throughout the sixties, Pontiac’s designers performed an admiral job tarting up their B-Body Catalina body with just enough special touches to distinguish and market the GP as the division’s personal luxury hardtop.  We’re particularly fond of the ’67 and ’68 models, as these cars are much more distinctively styled (most notably the hidden headlight grilles) and were somewhat rare even when new.

A prime example we just came across is this 1967, optional 428-powered, all gold, 1967 Pontiac Bonneville originally listed in April 2021 on Craiglist in Fox Lake, Illinois (North Chicago) reposted to be a survivor-quality example offered at $23,500 currently. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their GP priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $15,500 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $30,700 before factoring a ten percent premium for factory air conditioning.  Interestingly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals a similar assessment as in this case the asking price falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $15,600 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $26,600 before adding a twenty-three percent premium for the 428, factory A/C, and eight-bolt wheel options.

Revised sheet metal with more rounded wasp-waisted styling highlighted the 1967 Grand Prix and other full-sized Pontiacs, along with the addition of a new Grand Prix convertible. Also new to the GP were concealed headlights with horizontal mounting (all other full-size ’67 Pontiacs retained the vertical headlights for one more year), concealed windshield wipers, and ventless front windows on hardtop coupes. Outback stylists developed louvered taillights similar to those found on the GTO.

Inside, Strato bucket seats and a console were still standard equipment with Morrokide vinyl or cloth upholstery, or a no-cost optional notchback bench seat with either trim. Other changes included a revised instrument panel and door panel trim.

Under the hood, the 389 V8 was replaced by a new 400 cu in (6.6 l) V8 with a four-barrel carburetor, dual exhausts, and 350 hp (260 kW). Similarly, the 421 V8 was replaced by a new 428 cu in (7.0 l) V8 rated at 360 hp (270 kW) or an HO version with 376 hp (280 kW) – both with four-barrel carburetors. Both the 400 and 428 V8s were basically bored out versions of the older 389/421 block but with various internal improvements including bigger valves and improved breathing capabilities.

New this year was a dual master-cylinder braking system and optional front disc brakes along with Rally II wheels. Also new for 1967 was an energy-absorbing collapsable steering column. Plus, Pontiac added an 8-track Stereo tape player to the options list that year.

They are only original once and this survivor quality Grand Prix checks most of the right boxes for us.  While this example features the optional 428 cubic inch engine, you’ll need to confirm which version it is.  Also, we’d prefer the full buckets and console to this car’s notchback bench, however, factory A/C and beautiful eight-lug wheels more than makeup for the compromise.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1967 Pontiac Grand Prix Survivor car, 428, th400, 8 lug wheels, solid, original 3 owner car, ice-cold a/c, power antenna works, headlights all work as they should, all stock, all original paint, interior, very solid car, drive anywhere. $23,500 Firm Serious Buyer only please.

Show or go: what would you do with this survivor Grand Prix?  Comment below and let us know!

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