We all have an opinion on what makes a good cruiser, right? A car that is comfortable, makes the right noises, can carry a load of people on a trip, and has enough power to make the tires turn into smoke when the driver wants are a few of ours. We also like them to be a little unique. This 1967 LeMans station wagon hits us right between the eyes for all the right reasons.
Sure the Pontiac purists don’t like the fact that the seller is talking about it in GTO terms but hey, it has a wood wheel, it has the His/Hers shifter in the console and it has a 428 with tri-power under the hood. All of this adds up to good, right? Would we change some stuff? Sure. Wheels, maybe delete some of the pin striping but other than that, we’re all in on this thing and that 428 if it is even the least bit touched up with a camshaft is making around 400hp which would be plenty fun in this wagon.
While not a correct engine, we think that the 428 actually makes this car cooler. Those engines made upwards of 360hp from the factory and were basically the brand’s “large car” mills for a few years. The 400 and the 455 rightfully get top dog billing with the Poncho brand but the 428 shouldn’t be forgotten.
What about you? What do you think of this car and what do you think makes a perfect cruiser? What would you change about this car? Add a stick? Some overdrive action?