This 1967 Pontiac Lemans is proof that you can still get a lot of Pontiac performance and style without needing a GTO. And this isn't some beater or washed-up clone, but rather an incredibly well-built street machine that can more than hold its own against far more expensive hardware. 326 cubic inches, a high quality paint job, and Pontiac's best interior all combine to make this a fantastic choice for the guy who doesn't need those three letters to know he owns a cool car.
Code P Silverglaze is this car's original color, and the soft metallic color certainly gets attention, not by being bright but rather by being subtle. There are some indications that this is the car's original paint, and if so, it's simply stunning. It's not a show piece, but you already knew that, right? However, it does have an awesome look and the 1967 Pontiac sheetmetal is one of the most attractive shapes of the decade, sporty but grown-up. The subtle paint does look great in the sun, with a gold base that seems to shine from within. Original paint means no bodywork issues, so it's pretty darned straight, too, with those massive quarter panels looking quite good and good panel alignment that says this car has lived a good life. And it's always refreshing to see an A-body that hasn't been adorned with GTO badges. Instead, the bumpers were polished up, the Pontiac badges are where they belong, and the whole car has a clean, sleek look that we find extremely appealing.
Pontiac's Parchment interiors were some of the best around in 1967, so this one didn't need much help. The bucket seats, door panels, and carpets still look good and don't need any extra attention today. The woodgrained dash features factory gauges, including a rather rare tachometer, and someone has installed a quartet of aftermarket dials underneath in their own matching woodgrained panel. The factory console hosts a Hurst shifter for the 4-speed manual gearbox, which was still a relative rarity in the Le Mans. The factory radio is still in the center of the dash, and yes, it works! The trunk is protected by the original mat and carries a full-sized spare, which is quite likely the original one for this car. Nice!
All the nit-picking ends when you pop the hood, where you'll find the original 326 cubic inch V8 runs beautifully and pulls the Le Mans around with gusto. This is the car's original, numbers matching engine, now upgraded with a Tri-Power setup that fits just about any Pontiac engine of the period and always looks right. Given that we believe the mileage is authentic, it shouldn't be surprising that the engine runs as well as it does, burbling happily at idle and running down the highway like someone spent a lot of time getting it tuned correctly. Long-tube headers and Flowmaster mufflers provide a vicious soundtrack and there are power brakes with discs up front for safety. The mostly original undercarriage is in fantastic condition, and while it's not detailed, there are no nasty surprises waiting for a new owner. Handsome Pontiac Boyd Coddington wheels keep the old-school look and wear giant 255/45/18 Michelin radials that look great and ride surprisingly well.
Heavily documented with PHS paperwork, title documentation, a reproduction window sticker, Protect-O-Plate, and manuals, this is a fantastic survivor with some well-chosen upgrades. Why blend in when you can stand out? Call today!