The 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix is quite a unique car: not only is its body design unique for that single model year, but it is also the only model year Grand Prix to have been offered with a convertible option. A total of 5,856 examples built, though we imagine there are very few remaining to this day, especially in the same condition as this all-original convertible found on Hemmings.
This particular Plum Mist Grand Prix resides in Utah. It is clean and rust-free, and outside of having been repainted once, it is also completely original. Pretty good for a 49-year-old car, wouldn’t you say?
Based on the Catalina body the Grand Prix rode on the same 121-inch wheelbase as the hardrop coupe, enabling an overall length of 215.6 inches. To put that in perspective, that’s roughly ten inches longer than the 2016 Cadillac CT6 — GM’s biggest and longest sedan currently in production. The long wheelbase plays in the Grand Prix’s favor, enabling it to deliver a very smooth ride. But it also rides low, and handles extremely well.
Mechanically, the ’67 Grand Prix was offered with a choice of three engines:
- 400 cubic inch V-8 good for 350 horsepower (or 265 horsepower with lower compression)
- 428 cubic inch V-8 putting out 360 horses and 472 pound-feet of torque
- 428 Quadra Power V-8 making 376 horsepower and 462 pound-feet of torque
It’s worth noting that both of the latter options put out more torque than a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS.
All in all, the 67 Grand Prix’s unique combination of power, comfort, and drop-top-ability make it a very special automobile delivering an equally special driving experience and we are certain that many would be delighted to have one in their garage. Would you?