1967 Pontiac Grand Prix Review

1967 Pontiac Grand Prix 400 Cubic Inches from North America

Model year1967
Year of manufacture1967
First year of ownership1971
Most recent year of ownership1980
Engine and transmission 400 Cubic Inches Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Delta 88

Summary:

The real American Dream

Faults:

I replaced the exhaust system at 65,000 miles.

I replaced the timing chain and gear at 75,000 miles.

The plastic hand grip material cracked and eventually broke off of the steering wheel in pieces, no doubt from the hot summers in New Mexico. I replaced it with a universal sport steering wheel.

General Comments:

This was a nice car. It was bright red with a white interior and black carpeting. Hidden headlights and factory fender skirts made it a real looker.

One of the things I really loved about the windshield wipers was the unique double-jointed action. The wipers came up out of their concealed resting place, fanning upward and then outward, moving straight sideways for a bit, all the way to the extreme outer edges of the glass. They cleared the entire windshield, except for a tiny "V" shaped area at the middle top. Good job, Pontiac.

The buckets were very comfortable and the ride was quiet and smooth. Factory air conditioning made it a joy to drive on long trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th May, 2005

16th May 2005, 23:15

I wish I could help with resources for parts and info, but unfortunately my Pontiac days have given way to the dull necessities of "generic" transportation. I now drive a rice-grinder, something I thought I'd never do, but it has saved me a lot of money over the years.

Still, I fondly cherish the days of high style, not only in cars, but in music and architecture as well. My Grand Prix dreamboats left a soft spot in my heart. I actually owned two of them. The first was a '63, the second year for the model.

I am glad you still have the "Wide Track Fever", and would like to know your plans for your Pontiac's color scheme, engine, carb, etc.

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 1 review