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the limited edition 67 pontiac grand prix in ho scale

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PONTIAC gave us the "Wide Track"

 The 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix is one of the most beautiful automotive designs of the 1960s.  Pontiac is famous for inventing the concept of “Wide Tracking” and taking performance to a higher level.  Pontiac introduced the widest automobile in the industry for the 1959 model year.  Wide Tracking became famous with each subsequent model year.  Boasting one of the widest stances for 1967 was the Pontiac Grand Prix convertible.

 

 The Pontiac Catalina provided the foundation for the luxurious Grand Prix. It was an immediate success.  (Style code #266-67) 1967 Grand Prix convertible had a base price of $3,813 and only 5,856 were built, which makes this a highly collectible car. This is the only year the Grand Prix was offered as a convertible.  

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PONTIAC combined "Beauty & the Beast" into a LEGEND...

 Pontiac proved performance need not be limited to the sport models…as witnessed by the elegant Grand Prix convertible.  Luxury and performance made the Grand Prix one of America’s premiere personal luxury coupes.  “Pontiaction” dominated the 1950s and 1960s with a style that was imitated but never replicated…the 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix convertible is a dramatic expression of Wide Tracking in its most luxurious form.  

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This car needs its own ZipCode!

  The silhouette is unmistakably Pontiac. It is long, low, and wide. The Grand Prix convertible is the supreme example of elegant restraint. The sweeping contours of the body sides are augmented by classic fender skirts. With the top down, the architecture spans for miles…it appears longer than it is. The Pontiac Grand Prix has set standards for personal luxury cars since its inception. The 1967 Grand Prix ragtop doesn’t know whether it wants to be a luxury convertible or a high-performance convertible…so it does both quite well...  

Video: All new & aggressive styling

 

The 1967 model year offered a completely restyled Grand Prix.  The signature features for the Grand Prix includes hide away headlamps with its parking lamps concealed behind vent-like structures atop the front fenders. These styling cues weren’t shared with any other full-size Pontiac.  

Kids my age often called the 67 GP  "The Batmobile!" 


The massive hood contours flow forward into the “Pontiac-style” grille divider. The windscreen wipers are concealed so as not to interrupt the Grand Prix’s sweeping design. The rear end styling of the Grand Prix was also unique to this model. The taillamps are beautifully integrated into twin slots. Its clean uncluttered look is understated yet totally luxurious. 

A look at the '67 pontiac grand prix "hurst" car

This 1967 Pontiac Hurst Grand Prix convertible was one of the fleet of famous Hurst promotional cars used in events and parades. 


After the 1967 season it was purchased by George Hurst’s secretary Rosalie Brewstein, who drove it daily for years. After being in storage for almost two decades, it was carefully restored by its fourth owner over a 28-month period and completed in 2010, when at the SEMA show it was shown to a delighted Linda Vaughn.

CAD rendering the hac enterprise 67 grand prix

The development of the exclusive HAC Enterprise HO Scaled TJet 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix was 2 years in the making.  Unlike many desirable automobiles, which had supporting 1/25 scaled "Promotional" models and/or Model Kits, the '67 Grand Prix did not!   So this car was essentially created from scratch.    


HAC demanded exacting parameters for Quality and Scale, which would excite the world-wide HO Scale Collectors.  It appears that HAC Enterprise exceeded all expectations! 

Some early rough prototypes

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6 Months Prior to the Planned Fall 2019 Launch

Please NOTE that this picture was from the earlier stages of development.  No Body Details, No Interior, No Badges, etc.      The first challenges included the precise scaling of the GP to fit the TJet "long wheelbase" and to ensure optimum concealment of the DASH chassis.  Great care was given to morphing the design to deliver body dimensions which complimented a similar class of car in Tjet form.  HAC chose the '63 Riviera to be the standard.  Given the dimensions of the actual car, it was obvious that certain adjustments were required. The Pontiac's "Wide Track" and "Low Stance" HAD to be evident in the final piece.  This took investments in TIME & COST, but the overall results indicate those extra steps were worth it.   

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DIMENSIONAL "Tale of the Tape"

DIMENSIONAL   “Tale of the Tape”

HAC GP    Specs (inches)   REAL     SCALE

   2.71             Length        215.6       1 / 80

  1.088             Width            79.4         1 / 73

      1.50        Wheelbase      121.0       1 / 81

      .865               Track             63.5       1 / 73 



"ATTENTION to DETAILs"

It takes extraordinary "ATTENTION to DETAILs" to bring into reality an Automotive Legend from the Past...  The HAC Enterprise Team brings a unique and relentless passion to creating an entirely new HO Scale Slot Car from scratch.  The 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix Convertible had never been made available in either a factory dealer "Promo Car" nor Model Kits!  HAC Enterprise took on the task. 


Two plus years were spent in research and development with the finest team of artists, technical specialists and modelers, which shared the same passion for classic Pontiacs as HAC Enterprise.  Several iterations of the 67GP were "spawned and honed" before attaining the final masterpiece.   The HAC Enterprise Team is proud to offer to the discriminating HO Slot Car Collector the absolute best that can be crafted.

general news & what to expect

The HURST is FIRST!

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 The 1st 67 GP to be launched will be the Limited Edition 67 HURST Convertible.  The car will feature the authentic Black & Gold paint scheme, HURST Decals, Gold Wheels & Blue Line Tires. It will come in a Custom Display Jewel Display Case.    ONLY 67 will be made.  Pricing is not yet finalized as costs are still being computed.  The target will be $335 - $345.

The Final Rendering before Production Begins

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This car has been in development for 2 years. We are PONCHO "addicts" so the bar is HIGH! Careful scrutiny of every detail has been spent to ensure HAC brings the discriminating HO Collector  the VERY BEST rendition possible of this Legendary car.   The Prototype CAD modeling was approved on 8/21/19. Final Prototype production will begin the week of 8/26/19.  

A Full Line of Factory Colors

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 Soon after the launch of the HURST, the plan is for rolling out "factory color" cars.  Not all of them, but perhaps 8 of them.  There will be an occasional surprise version at times!  Standard Issue 67 GPs  to feature Pontiac style Wheels & White Wall Tires!   

The Car will Include a Driver & Female & Kids & a DOG!

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The '67 Grand Prix is NOT a Race Car, it is a FAMILY CAR.  So it will include a Driver, a Female Passenger, Kids in the back seats and even a DOG!  Families will be available as Caucasian or African-American.  Your Choice at time of order. 

L/E TRIPLE BLACK

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 The 2nd release will be a Limited Edition TRIPLE BLACK.  The car will be Black, Black & Black with Red Pin Striping & Red Line Tires mounted on Special Wheels.  It will come in a Custom Jewel Display Case.  150 cars will be built.

They Won't be "Pre-Sold"

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 When there are enough cars in stock, only then will funds be accepted!  Cars will be shown before they are actually made available for sale.  The HAC '67 Grand Prix captures the flavor of the real car, its Sits LOW  & WIDE, and very little of the Chassis is seen.  The final car has SKIRTS!