This identification  guide has been written specifically for the 1967 Pontiac GTO. For information on the 1866 GTO follow this link. Over the years the Pontiac GTO has cemented itself in history as a one of the most iconic muscle cars of the 1960s, and paricularly so with the 1967 model. The 1967 GTO was produced in three body variations, these being the hardtop, convertible and sports coupe, all of which are based on essentially the same body shell as the Pontiac Tempest of the same year, however, the GTO was considered a distinct model on its own.

With a large variety of unique features and factory options, it can be difficult to determine the originality of a 1967 Pontiac GTO. This guide has been drafted to assist with this, covering areas including external features, interior features, mechanical features, paint colours/codes, and the all important engine and chassis number codes. We hope this guide is of assistance, and please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any additional information or photographs you believe would be worth adding, including any corrections to the information we have provided.

 

Number Produced:

- Hardtop: 65,176

- Convertible: 9,517

- Sports coupe: 7,029

 

Period of Manufacture:

December 1966 - December 1967

Please note, this guide has been written based on a variety of online sources and enthusiast input. You should not rely on this guide to make any purchasing decision and we make no representation that all information is accurate. You should always seek independent professional advice when looking to purchase a unique car. If you have additional information, photographs or corrections you believe need to be made to this page, please contact us by clicking the button at the top of this page, or comment below. 

1. External Features - 1967 Pontiac GTO

The 1967 Pontiac GTO has the following external features:

 

  • Three body styles were available. There are minor differences between the Sports Coupe (also called the "Post" coupe) and the Hard Top Coupe of the 1967 GTO. The Hard Top Coupe has no B pillar / window frames, whilst the Sports Coupe / Post Coupe has a B pillar, and thick window frames. The sports coupe was produced in much lower quantities and was the low cost option of the GTO family. Examples of the three body styles are provided in the images.
  • Two wheel options were available on the 1967 model: The Rally I wheel (which was the same 14" x 6" design as appeared on the 1966 GTO, and also, the new 14" x 6”rally II 5 spoke wheels (finished in two tone Argent Silver and Dark Charcoal Grey). The Rally II wheels were designed to accommodate the optional disc brakes. 
  • Wheels were originally fitted with wide oval redline tyres, or a whitewall as a no cost option. Other tyre options included 7.75" x 14" 4 ply and 4 ply nylon whitewalls.
  • Side badges placed on the lower mudguare sill behind the front wheel (lower than the 66 model).
  • The 1967 model has a matt black grille frame, surrounding the criss cross grille pattern, as opposed to the aluminium frame on the 66 model. (see images for a better description).
  • On many cars, the wheel nuts had red centres (though this is largely debated, with some claiming black was standard).
  • The criss-cross pattern on the front grille (as opposed to the vertical and horizontal pattern found on the 66 model).
  • The elevated hood scoop remained the same as the 66 model, however, a hood mounted Tachometer was available as an option on the 1967 model.
  • The chrome work around the tail lights flattens out on the 1967 model, and the previous louver style tail lights are replaced by the eight lens style lights.
  • The 1967 model deleted the centre Pontiac badge (between the tail lights on previous GTO models).
  •  The "Hurst Equipped" emblem was generally supplied to cars which were enhanced by Hurst Performance products. For example, badges were often provided to cars fitted with Hurst Mag Wheels or shifters. These were an aftermarket / out of factory fitted badge.
2. Interior Features - 1967 Pontiac GTO

The 1967 Pontiac GTO featured the following interior features:

 

All 1967 GTO's came with vinyl interior fabric. There were 6 available colour options, outlined below. The original code will be located on the vehicles data plate, located on the front left firewall of the car, behind the brake booster (See images for a better description of the location, and the specific code location on the plate).

The interior colours/codes(and seat style) included:

  • 219: Blue
  • 220: Turquoise
  • 221: Gold
  • 223: Black
  • 224: Parchment
  • 225: Red
  • 235: Black (Bench Seat)
  • 236: Parchment (Bench Seat)

Note, the carpet colour was usually matched according to the seat trim colour, unless specified otherwise by the purchaser.

 

Other interior features of the 1967 GTO included:

  • GTO badge on the passenger side dashboard.
  • GTO badges on the door cards (see exampe in images).
  • The GTO came with the LeMans Deluxe steering wheel, or a custom sports steering wheel as an option.
  • Timber laminate dash and console panels.
  • 120MPH speedo, 8000RPM tacho (with 5000RPM redline).
  • Power windows.
  • Optional features: Walnut shifter knob, litter container, trunk & spare tyre cover mat, Front and rear Pontiac floor mats, and custom sports steering wheel.
3. Paint Colours / Codes - 1967 Pontiac GTO

The 1967 Pontiac GTO was originally available in the following colours:

  • Code A = tarlight Black - Lucite code: 88L, Dulux code: 93-005
  • Code C = Cameo Ivory - Lucite code: 4024L, Dulux code: 93-93774
  • Code D = Monreux Blue Metallic - Lucite code: 4815L, Dulux code :4815D
  • Code E = Fathom Blue Metallic - Lucite code: 4817L, Dulux code: 4817D
  • Code F = Tyrol Blue Metallic - Lucite code: 4850L, Dulux code 4850D
  • Code G = Signet Gold Metallic - Lucite code: 4825L, Dulux code: 4825D
  • Code H = Linden Green Metallic - Lucite code: 4816L, Dulux code: 4818D
  • Code K = Golf Turquoise Metallic - Lucite code: 4818L, Dulux code: 4824DH
  • Code L = Mariner Turquoise - Lucite code: 4824L, Dulux code: 4824DH
  • Code M = Plum Mist Metallic - Lucite code: 4832L, Dulux code: 4832DH
  • Code N = Burgundy Metallic - Lucite code: 4624LH, Dulux code: 181-97213M
  • Code O = Coronado Gold Metallic - Lucite code: 4846L, Dulux code: 4946D
  • Code P = Silverglaze Metallic - Lucite code: 4820L, Dulux code: 4820D
  • Code R = Regimental Red - Lucite code: 4822LH, Dulux code: 4822DH
  • Code S = Champagne Metallic - Lucite code: 4826L, Dulux code: 4826D
  • Code T = Montego Cream - Lucite code: 4819L, Dulux code: 4819D

 

A sample of each of the paint colours has been given in the attached images. Note, the engine bay in all cars (firewall and inner guards) was always finished in Chassis Black (no longer manufactured by GM), which is a close match for PPG (Specialty) ST1202 paint which you can still buy today.

 

Paint Code Location:

The original paint colour code for a 1967 Pontiac GTO is stamped into the vehicle's data plate. The data plate is located at the top of the front left firewall (just behind the brake booster). See images for a better description. The paint code will consist of two letters. The first letter of the paint code identifies the main body color, and the second letter identifies the contrasting roof colour (if applicable). See the attached image for the precise location of the paint code on the data plate.

4. Convertible Top and Vinyl Top Colours/Codes - 1967 Pontiac GTO

The 1967 Pontiac GTO had several colour options for the vinyl hard top, and convertivle top. The original colour of the top is confirmed on the vehicle's data plate, which is located on the front left of the firewall, behind the brake booster (see images for a better description). As show in the example image, the colour of the vinyl top or convertible top will be confirmed by the second digit of the paint code (first digit refers to vehicle's main body colour).

1967 GTO vinyl top available colours/codes:

  • 1 = Ivory
  • 2 = Black
  • 7 = Cream

 

1967 GTO convertible top available colours/codes:

  • 1 = Ivory
  • 2 = Black
  • 4 = Blue
  • 5 = Turquoise
  • 7 = Cream

 

Some examples of the colours are provided in the images. Note, Turquoise and Blue convertible tops are presumably rare, as we were not able to find any examples for the images. If you have an example, or have more information about these, please contact us so we can update this section of the guide.

5. Chassis Number - 1967 Pontiac GTO

A Pontiac GTO has a Chassis number with the following prefix (see chart in the images confirming the same for the data card and chassis number):

  • Character 1 = Manufacturer: Pontiac = 2
  • Character 2-3 = Series: GTO = 42
  • Character 4-5 = Body style: 2 door hard top = 37, 2 door sports coupe = 17, convertible = 67 
  • Character 6 = Last character of model year: 1967 = 7
  • Character 7 = Assembly plant: A = Atlanta, B = Baltimore, C = SouthGate, E = Linden, G = Framingham, K = Kansas (Missouri), P = Pontiac, R = Arlington, U = Lordstown, V = Bloomfield,  X = Kansas City (Kansas), Z = Fermont, 1 = Oshawa (Canada), 2 = Therese, (Canada).
  • Character 8-13 = Production sequence #: (car's unique number).

 

 

 

1967 Pontiac GTO Location of Vin/Chassis Number:

  1. The number is embossed in the chassis plate, riveted to the front left door hinge panel using rosette rivets. Per the above decoding, the first 7 characters will confirm the car is a GTO of 1967, its body style and the assembly plant location. 
  2. To have a matching numbers car, the information specified in point 1 above (first seven characters) needs to also be reflected on the vehicle's data card/plate, which is located on the left hand side firewall (behind the brake booster). The location of the information mentioned in point 1 can be seen on the image labelled "Data Plate". Note, however, that the assembly plant on the data plate is usually represented by the first three letters of the plant location (rather than one letter per the above decoding). The unique chassis number is not printed on the data card, only the prefix information is. 
  3. Some production facilities may have also stamped a partial chassis number into the body of the car, usually on the firewall near the a/c or heater blower holes. However, Pontiac did not always stamp these numbers at all production facilities. A partial chassis number is also usually stamped into the top of the vehicle's left rear chassis (frame) rail, just behind the wheel. This is impossible to check if the body is still on the car, so not a particularly practical check.

 

6. Data Plate Decoding - 1967 Pontiac GTO

Data Plate Interpretation:

The 1967 Pontiac GTO’s data plate provides a substantial amount of information about the car. The various codes labelled in the attached data plate images are outlined below. Note, we have identified two formats of data plate, and labelled them “Data Plate Type 1” & “Data Plate Type 2” accordingly.

  • Time Built Code: The number(s) represent the month in the year (e.g., 1 = January, 12 = December), and the letter represents the week of that month (e.g., A = Week 1, D = Week 4).
  • Year Model: Second 2 digits of the year (e.g., 67 = 1967).
  • Division, Series & Body Style: See “Chassis Number” section above on this page for further information on this.
  • Trim Code: See “Interior Features” section above on this page for more information on this.
  • Daily Sequence / Job Number: This number was simply a daily job number allocated in the factory, and could therefore be the same number on different cars.
  • Assembly Plant: See attached chart showing assembly plant abbreviations. We have only been able to identify 5 data plate abbreviations seen on 1967 GTOs (usually 3 letters), but please send us images if you identify others.
  • Year Built: Refers to the actual year of manufacture. On a 1967 GTO, this could be a 6 (for 1966), or 7 (for 1967). 
  • Paint Code: See “Paint Colours / Codes” section above on this page for more information on this.
  • Body Number: This is the production serial number of the body (believed to be for internal record purposes only), and not to be confused with the chassis number.
  • Options / Accessories codes: (See Data Plate 1) These codes confirm the options fitted in the factory. Thes are grouped into 5 areas as shown in the attached chart. The number of the group is printed first, followed by letters representing options in that specific group. Note, however, that Group 1 is never commenced with a prefix number 1, but rather has the letter in the group on its own. The codes can be interpreted based on the attached image showing all available options we have been able to ascertain. E.g. Option Code "E 2LR" = Tinted windows (under group 1), and 4 speed floor shift with rear seat speaker (under group 2).
  • Manifest Sequence Number (as seen on Data Plate 2): this is simply an internal factory sequence number for the vehicle.

 

 

5. Engine VIN and Engine Code - 1967 Pontiac GTO

1. Engine Number (Block VIN):

This number is a unique number to each engine unit. The only way to confirm that the engine is in fact original, however, is if you had original factory paperwork confirming the engine block VIN, which bears no relation to the chassis number on the 1967 GTO. The engine number is located on the RHS of the Engine block next to the timing chain, as shown in the images.

2. Engine Code:

 

The engine code confrms the engine's specifications in terms of power, transmission, and carburetter system. This is a 2 letter code, located on the front of the engine bloc, below the right side cylinder head. See the associated images for a better description of the location. The attached table confirms the various codes available on the 1967 GTO, and the associated power, transmission and carby. Possible engine prefix codes (as shown in the attached table), include: WS, WT, WW, WV, XL, XM, XP, XS, YR, YS, YZ

 

 

Engine Date Code and Block Casting Numbers - 1967 Pontiac GTO

3. Engine Block date Code:

The Date codes consist of 4 characters, the First character is the month, the next two digits are the day of the month and the last digit is the year. For a 67 model, the last digit should obviously be "7". The date code is found at the back of the engine block just below cylinder 8, as shown in the images. The following characters represent the month codes: 

A: January, B: February, C: March, D: April, E: May, F: June, G: July, H: August, J: September:, K: November, L: December (or M - being a 1966 December produced engine for the 67 year model).

 

4. Engine Block Casting Code:

The casting code is a code specific to the vehicle's year. The 1967 Pontiac GTO's 400Ci block shoudl have the number 9786133 bast into the back side of the block, behind cylinder number 8. See the attached image for a better description of the location.

5. Block size Casting Number:

On the Driver's side of the block, the engine displacement is also cast into the side. The 1967 GTO 400Ci block had "400" cast into the Left side of the block. See the attached image for a better description.

6. Mechanical Features - 1967 Pontiac GTO

The 1967 Pontiac GTO had the following mechanical features:

  • The 1967 Pontiac GTO was available in a 400CI configuration with varying power outputs from 255 to 360hp, These engine configurations came in a 4 barrel and 2 barrel configuration carburetor configuration. This engine was bored out originally from the 389 block. The intake valve size increased to 2.11” and the exhaust valve increased to 1.77”in size from the previous model.
  • The Rochester Quadrajet carburetor was featured on the top spec GTO.
  • The 1967 GTO came in 3 speed Automatic and a 4 Speed manual.
  • Like most american muscle cars of the Day the Pontiac GTO was a front engined rear wheel driven car.
  • -The 10 bolt 8.2” limited slip Safe-T-Track differential was used in the 1967 GTO.
  • 14 x 6”rally II wheels were featured in the 1967 GTO, the 5 spoke two tone finish gave the GTO a magnesium look alike finish which at the time was very popular with muscle cars. The GTO came with Firestone F70 x 14 tyres. The wheels have a 5 x 4.75” stud pattern.
  • Front disc brakes were an option on the 1967 GTO. The basic “power” Brake system was produced by Delco Morraine and as mandated by federal law the GTO incorporated the new dual master cylinder system. The “power” brake system is a standard drum brake system.
  • The rear suspension incorporated the standard Pontiac four link system, the suspension came in a standard and heavy duty configuration.
  • The 1967 GTO used the standard General motors front suspension unit. This was an independent type with the control arms pivoted on rubber bushings.
8. References - 1967 Pontiac GTO

The following sources, among input from many enthusiasts, have contributed to the creation of this page. If you have any further information you believe can be added, please let us know by contacting us or commenting below.

http://www.edmunds.com/pontiac/gto/history/

http://www.gtoheaven.com/gtostats/67gto.html

http://www.ebay.com/gds/What-to-Look-for-in-a-1967-Pontiac-GTO-/10000000178630651/g.html

http://www.motortrend.com/news/1967-pontiac-gto-drive/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac_V8_engine#389

https://myclassicgarage.com/marketplace/knowledge_base/1967-pontiac-gto

http://www.oldride.com/library/1967_pontiac_gto.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac_GTO#1967

Book: Collector's Originality Guide Pontiac GTO 1964-1974 (Thomas Demauro)