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  1. Default How many ’67 GS 400 convertibles were really made?

    My questions are:
    1) What are the correct production figures for the ’67 GS400 convertibles?
    2) Does anyone have any supporting documentation from Buick for the production figures for the ’67 GS400 convertibles?

    I’ve always seen these production figures for the ’67 GS 400 convertibles, but there’s an error in at least one of them because if you add the numbers they add up to only 2,059, not the fequently published total of 2,140.

    9------3-speed manual
    422---4-speed manual
    1,628-400 automatic
    2,140 Total

    So please help set the record straight.
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    Default Re: How many ’67 GS 400 convertibles were really made?

    I have one of the automatics. 2,139 to go. Or maybe 2,058 to go???
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    Default Re: How many ’67 GS 400 convertibles were really made?

    You didn't name the source of your image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 442w30 View Post
    You didn't name the source of your image.
    Every place I've ever seen '67 GS400 production figures posted (magazines, books, or Internet) all have those exact same figures. That's why I didn't mention the source of that particular image. It's just from a quick Google search to find an example of the misinformation that is published.

    I'm trying to find something to substantiate which of the highlighted numbers is incorrect, or at least figure out the origins of these numbers. These have floated around for decades and seem to go unchallenged, even though at least one of the numbers has to be wrong. It’s not a big deal, but something I have been curious about since my dad bought my GS400 convertible back in the 80s. I thought maybe someone on this board might have a Buick document that has these figures.
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    Default Re: How many ’67 GS 400 convertibles were really made?

    I guess I want to know if you know of two online sources that aren't agreeing. I too have noticed inconsistencies in the past so I am curious.

    I do have some internal Buick docs so I may be able to give you a better number from the horse's mouth.
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    Default Re: How many ’67 GS 400 convertibles were really made?

    This is a scan of a production figure list I got directly from Buick around 1989 or so.
    At least the 2,140 figure seems to be correct. Don't know where the other figures would've come from.

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    Default Re: How many ’67 GS 400 convertibles were really made?

    Steve Dove book says 2140 conv, but gives no breakdown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 442w30 View Post
    I guess I want to know if you know of two online sources that aren't agreeing. I too have noticed inconsistencies in the past so I am curious.

    I do have some internal Buick docs so I may be able to give you a better number from the horse's mouth.
    No I've not seen two sources that disagree, if they break it down beyond the 2,140 total, they all always agree on the same numbers shown above (which doesn't add up to 2,140). If you have something that shows a breakdown, I'd love to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racerx88 View Post
    This is a scan of a production figure list I got directly from Buick around 1989 or so.
    At least the 2,140 figure seems to be correct. Don't know where the other figures would've come from.
    That's a neat sheet. I've never seen it before. Thanks for posting it.

    Seeing numbers posted for the '67 GS400 production that don't add-up to the total has always bugged me, and I'm hoping to find the real answer. Thanks for your help guys.
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    Default Re: How many ’67 GS 400 convertibles were really made?

    So I'm looking at my docs now.

    It shows 2,140 GS 400 ragtops built.

    It shows 2,870 4-speed GS 400s built.

    It shows 10,364 automatic GS 400s built.

    No breakdown otherwise.

    BTW, does the 1971 GS 455 info from that sheet look a bit odd?
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    Default Re: How many ’67 GS 400 convertibles were really made?

    Gary,
    Call the Sloan Museum (or maybe someone on this forum has it) and ask for a copy of the factory "Daily Car Report" for 1967. What they most likely have on hand is the report from the last day of production which is a summation of production for the model year. The reports are broken into model numbers so you will need a copy of the report for each model and do the math, or there may be a report which combines all Skylark models. I have these sheets for Riviera and Wildcat cars from previous model years and am reasonably sure they exist for `67. Good luck,
    Tom Mooney

 

 

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