August 24, 2012
Real Wheels: 1967 Buick GS 400 Convertible
By MERRI HANJORA
BLUFFTON — For 1967, Buick got rid of its old 401 cubic inch engine and brought out a brand new 400 cubic inch engine as well as a new name, the GS 400. The new engine put out the same 340bhp as the top 401 engine, but had a modern design, was better running, higher revving and included a futuristic air cleaner. Outward appearance wise, the hood scoops, non-fuctional, now faced forward. A new 3 speed automatic was introduced, which, when tested, performed better than the manuals. 1967 also saw the introduction of the “junior” GS, dubbed the GS 340 in honor of its 340 cubic inch engine. There were 2,140 1967 Buick GS 400 convertibles produced with a price of $3,167, which made the convertible the most expensive of the 1967 Buick Gran Sport line.
Donna and Dennis Morrison, of Bluffton, brought their 1967 Buick GS 400 convertible to The Lima News’ Real Wheels Cruise-In. They have owned it for 43 years. It was Donna’s first car brought from Clarks Buick, in Bluffton. The car has low mileage because Donna walked to work.