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Quebec VIN plate on door jamb


That was one interesting economy car when new, 6 cyl, I bet it barely cracked $3,000 when new, no wheel covering option so it was a dog dish 6 cyl econo model, drum brakes up front WOW! Looks like only 4 extra cost options. Engine looks like it came from Flint MI. 

In 1972 GTO was an option not a model so there would normally be no way to tell from the VIN that this car never was a GTO except in this case GTO's weren't made in Canada and neither were endura nose cars so the Plant code 1 in this case tells the car's true heritage as a Canadian LeMans.



-- Edited by 73SC on Friday 19th of September 2014 11:10:59 AM

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Very basic point A to Point B car! How many A-Body (LeMans/GTO) do we see today in that configuration with the Inline-6? Not so many. It is a lot less desirable than a HO or RA car, but nonetheless interesting. Maybe someday I will restore it to its original configuration. Lots of work involved, all the piping for fuel and other stuff is on the other side (passenger) VS V8 cars.

It is rust free, as it was rust-proof. The underside and the inside door panels are covered in a sticky/gooey tar-like stuff. 1970 rustproofing! Its messy, but at least it kept the car in pristine condition.

It also has dealer installed Delco Pleasure-Lift air shocks. When I got the car, I was wondering why in hell there is a valve-stem sticking from the license plate. Found out that all 72 rear bumpers have a provision for a valve stem for air shocks.

All the original piping is there and working. Neat.



-- Edited by MescaBug on Friday 19th of September 2014 11:12:54 AM

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The history of these cars we all own today is fascinating and your car is a marvel with all that has been done to it over the years. 



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I remember touring junk yards in the 1980's and popping the hood on a number of 68-72 A-Bodies and saw many a straight 6. We'd yell "6!" and slam the hood..



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Canadian Poncho wrote:

I remember touring junk yards in the 1980's and popping the hood on a number of 68-72 A-Bodies and saw many a straight 6. We'd yell "6!" and slam the hood..


 Yeah, I remember those years smile. Today, I'd buy a 6 anytime. The good thing with the 6, is that they're cheap. Most have very basic options, economical cars, not much 'market' value. Drop in a good V8 drivetrain and you get yourself a nice driver.



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