'67 Pontiac Grand Prix

Discussion in 'The "Other" Bench' started by M1Lover, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. M1Lover

    M1Lover Well-Known Member

    Bought this dry, rust free car in Ft Worth TX and drove it home to northern Arizona. Built in Arlington, TX. I wouldn't have put the Boss 20's on the back and 18's on the front, but they're growing on me. Original 400 had an intake manifold crossover leak so I fell in the rabbit hole and installed a Lunati Voodoo cam and lifters, timing chain and gears, FlowKooler water pump, radiator and heavy duty fan clutch, HEI distributor. Almost pulled the engine for a rebuild but its so damned nice to drive I just couldn't do it. 42 PSI oil pressure at highway speeds and 35 at hot idle is fine with me.
    Original AC compressor was seized so I'm installing a Sanden compressor using Vintage Air's compressor brackets.
    Big heavy car runs pretty smartly for its mass and its a dream to drive on the desert two-lanes of the Southwest. I'm going to miss my '63 LeSabre, but this GP will help me get over it....
    Thanks for looking. H.

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  2. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    Nice ride!

    I used to have a '69, can't believe how different the 2 cars look. Also at one time way back in the day I had a '77 grand Prix.

    A '67 Grand Prix isn't that a kind of rare and hard to find car, I believe the '68 is the same way. Can't remember how that year looks either, you just didn't and still don't see them very often. I still see the '69 to '72 body style once and a while driving around though.

    Sweet car I hope you enjoy it, thanks for posting a picture.
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  3. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    Had a '76 Grand Prix SJ back in 85-88. It was Bavarian Cream, with white vinyl top and "butterscotch?" interior.

    It was a California car and had pencil notes on the steering column for gas rationing days that the owner could buy gas.

    It was a very nice ride, and I really liked the looks of it. ( It was a 9.5 out of 10 condition wise when I bought it)

    I saw the Buick GNs, but this GI could not afford it at the time... :(

    So, my next ride was a 1985 Monte Carlo SS I picked up in '87 and drove until I deployed to Okinawa in 91.

    The Poncho was a memorable car.
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  4. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    Very Nice !
    Dad had a '69 GP with 428(bought new). He always said it was the fastest car he had ever been in.
  5. WQ59B

    WQ59B Well-Known Member

    Nice to see a hardtop 67GP, seems like the convert (I'm not a fan of converts) outnumber surviving hardtops something like 10:1.
    GPs are slick cars, I have a '64.
  6. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Buick Guru

    67 was one of the high points in GP styling, loved the hardtops distinctive roofline
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  7. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Buick Guru

    Production numbers would have the survival rate highly skewed toward the hardtop, approximately 37,000 hard tops made and just 5856 convertibles were built. The convertibles are pretty special and sought after since that was the only year the convertible was built in the GP.
  8. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    Very nice car , love that unique styling . Got myself a 1988 and 2001 GT and my dad had a 76 400 always loved GP , great buy !
  9. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    my first car was a 68 pontiac GP. It was very similar to the 68 Buick Riviera. had a 400. The condenser for the AC was under the floorboard on the passenger side.
  10. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Buick Guru

    How is a 68 B body Pontiac GP similar to a 68 E Body Buick Riviera? Love both and have driven both and can't see much similar, now if you compared it to a Wildcat least they sat on the same body except for the Wildcat sitting on a longer wheelbase.
  11. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    Missed this the first time around, very nice car!
  12. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    The Center counsel is almost same. back seat and 3rd speaker identical, interior lights same, quarter window same, headlights both vacume and same part of grill and same parts , vacume pods. Turn signal cam and switch, stering colum, Even the body style was very similar, I know the frame and obvious differences.
  13. milo4510

    milo4510 Well-Known Member

    In response to earlier comment in this thread, I am a Buick and Pontiac guy through and through. I own 2 Buicks and a 68 Pontiac GP! Believe it or not they are really different from the also rare 67. Kind of looks like Pontiac needed a placeholder for it's redesigned 69 that won car of the year so they raided the parts room and cobbled it together. Care shares parts w/ Catalina but the rear is really unique. Kind of resembles the Tempest from behind. Called lovingly "the Ugly Duckling GP" they can be a struggle to find parts for believe me. One thing for sure no matter if I drive my Wildcat or the GP I am usually the only guy with one at a show or cruise event. My Skylark is common.

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  14. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Your ‘68 rocks! I have a friend who’s slowly rebuilding a ‘67 four speed convertible and a ‘68 hardtop, His ‘68 is black over black, buckets, no vinyl top, 400, sitting on 8 lugs. It’s going to be awesome when done.
  15. milo4510

    milo4510 Well-Known Member

    They are really unknown cars the 67 and 68 GP's. They are unique and a little bit lost due to the smashing success of the 69 redesigned models. They are good performers and mine had some upgrades to cam and heads. The TH 400 as we all know are pretty tough as we all know. I couldn't ask for a nicer ride. Looking out over that ironing board hood is awesome!
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