1967 Pontiac GTO Hardtop
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Classic American Muscle Car
We all remember how muscle cars looked years ago- and they weren't all letter correct, factory original restorations! A huge movement these days is that of the "Day Two" muscle car look, which replicates how these cars looked back in the day, when everybody wanted something more wild, more unique than the other guy at Bob's Big Boy. "Day Two" refers to what most owners did right after they got their new muscle car home from the dealer. Off went the dorky factory wheels, out went the mufflers, and in went any combination of aftermarket speed parts. Sun tachs, Thrush glass packs, ladder bars, air shocks, mag or chrome wheels, you name it-just about anything to personalize their ride and make it stand out from the crowd. The really hip guys with deep pockets went a step further. Custom paint! Airbrushing, murals, stripes, and the ever-popular lace paint jobs were what the really cool kids had.
About three years ago, a local guy dug the GTO before you out of nearly 30 years of storage in what was reported to be the original owner's garage. Seems as though in the mid-1970's the original engine was yanked out to have it "built up," but that is as far as the project got until it was discovered in 2005. This baby is like a rolling museum of all the top notch Day Two stuff you ever heard of or saw! Incredible lace paint abounds, chrome Appliance mag wheels, a Grant wood steering wheel, horizontal sweep Sun tach on the steering column, Craig 8 track under the dash with 4 speakers in the front doors and 3 on the rear package shelf (with the requisite shag carpet surround, no less!), glass pack mufflers, aftermarket 4 speed shifter poking through the factory console, Delco air shocks in the back, and the list goes on! I had to have it.
After dragging it home and cleaning the car up, I found it to be an incredibly solid original car, with its complete original drivetrain and engine, even if the engine was in the trunk! Talk about a time capsule, this is how muscle cars looked in the late-'60's through the late-'70's!
The best part is the car underneath all the Day Two stuff. A fantastic 52k mile unrestored car, it is in one of the best color combos ever for a GTO: Gulf Turquoise exterior with a black vinyl top, and the stunning Turquoise interior with factory buckets and console. Not to mention it is a fully numbers matching ORIGINAL drivetrain 400 cid/ 4 speed 1967 GTO! Under all that lace paint is an extremely well preserved car, even the interior is 100% original right down to the carpet. The factory installed vinyl top looks like new, and even the factory crayon markings are still on the firewall.
My quest was to mechanically restore the car and thoroughly detail it without disturbing the originality of the paint and awesome vintage mods. I had the original engine rebuilt with forged pistons, hardened valve seats and new valves, a 1967 Ram Air 068 grind cam, and fully balanced and blueprinted. The original M20 Muncie 4 speed was fully rebuilt, a new clutch installed, and the complete brake system was rebuilt. The radiator was recored, all belts and hoses are new, wheel bearings replaced, and the rear end serviced. No stone was left unturned but you wouldn't know it by looking at the car. We were quite careful to maintain the wonderful patina to make the car still appear as a "barn find". For tires, I ended up putting on a set of RADIAL repo Hurst Racing cheater slicks in back and RADIAL repo Hurst skinny front tires for that vintage street brawler look! Needless to say, I have invested far more than the asking price in mechanical renovations alone- not including the cost of the car (which wasn't cheap!)
The end result of all this is a super wild '67 GTO real deal Day Two car that people simply swarm arround at any cruise night or car show, and it runs and drives absolutely fantastic. In fact, the last show I took it to was over 200 miles round trip and this old girl made it look easy. Out of all the old muscle cars I have, not one of them gets the reaction this one does sailing down the expressway at 75 MPH! People just love the completely wild paint and the fact that it looks like it is seeing the light of day for the first time since the 60's. And, you never have to worry about people touching your perfect paint or parking miles from the store.
I've had my fun- now it can be your turn! You'll never find a cooler Day Two GTO than this. And, if the vintage look isn't "you", with a quick paint job and basic detailing it can be turned back to a great '67 Gulf Turquoise, 4 speed, no stories GTO - an incredible car in its own right.
Hey, I'm realistic- the market has changed. I bought this car for nearly the asking price I have on it now, but in 2007. My total investment is nearly $50k- with the receipts to prove it. This GTO goes like a bat out of hell, drives incredibly well, and never fails to steal all of the attention wherever it goes. You can hardly buy a basket case 4 speed '67 with all of its original sheetmetal and drivetrain for this price. Here, you get the cool paint and a few years of tinkering and sorting for free! My loss= your gain!