In 2003, the Regimental Red road rocket was completed and ready to hit the streets and the show circuit. Thus far, it has racked up numerous First- and Second-Place trophies at various events, including a First at HPP Day at E-town in 2005 where we first spotted the Goat and met Joe. In August 2004, the Ram Air GTO earned Concours Gold at the GTOAA Eastern Regional Meet. But show trophies are only part of the fun. Joe has found that driving the GTO, like his '70 Ram Air III Judge and new V-8 303hp GP GXP, makes great memories as well.
He expects to put 750-1,000 miles per year on the Goat in the future and to keep winning at the shows. Joe travels with a pack of Staten Island buddies, all of whom are into Pontiacs, owning 20 between them. No further improvements to the GTO are planned since he "likes it just as it is," which gives Joe something in common with a previous owner named Bea who thought the same for 25 years.
IN THE CODES Item Code/Casting Ram Air 400 Engine (Man Trans) XS Heads 997 (670 or 97 on earlier engines) Carburetor (correct) 7027263 Carburetor (in this GTO) correct replacement 7037263 for '67 Ram Air four-speed with A.I.R Distributor 1111250 (or 183) Intake manifold 9786286 Cam 744 Exhaust manifolds: Ram Air 9777642 (or 1) RT / 9777346 LT Transmission: Muncie M21 FT Rear: Safe-T-Track 4.33:1 (correct) YL or ZL (Safe-T-Track 3.55:1 in this GTO) Paint: Regimental Red R Cordova Roof: Black 2 Upholstery: Black Morrokide 235
'67 Ram Air GTO Production By Engine Code Code Production Trans Comments XS 532 Manual None YR 63 Manual AIR system XP 136 Automatic None XP (or overstamped XF) 20 Automatic AIR system Total Production Ram Air 751 Total Production Ram Air convertible 56