Sunday, August 8, 2010

1967 Pontiac GTO: The Great One

The first GTO appeared as an option in the Pontiac Tempest line. It was a way to get around a General Motors Corp. ban on muscle cars at the time. Pontiac borrowed the GTO designation, which stands for Gran Turismo Omologato, from Ferrari. The 1967 model is part of the second generation of GTOs. The straight geometric lines of the 1964 Tempest GTO gave way to subtle curves, such as the upswept rear fenders in the 1966 model year, and GTO became a separate Tempest model line. Unchanged for the car was the GTO power. The 1967 model had a 400-cubic-inch V8 engine that offerec three levels of horsepower ranging from 255 to 360. Equipped with the 360-horsepower engine, the GTO could travel from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 130 miles per hour. In its advertisements for the 1967 GTO, Pontiac GTO stood for The Great One.

Pontiac may be dead but the workmanship and design of the original "Goats" are timeless.

Wheelbase, inches: 115.0
Weight, lbs: 3,425
Number built: 81,722
Base price: $2,871

Top Available Engine
Type: ohv V-8
Displacement, cid: 400
Fuel system: 1 x 4 bbl.
Compression ratio: 10.75:1
Horsepower @ rpm: 360 @ 5400
Torque @ rpm: 438 @ 3800

Representative Performance
0-60 mph, sec: 6.6
1/4 mile, sec @ mph: 14.66 @ 99

Spec. Info Via

1967 Pontiac Ad

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