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L79 66 Acadian Matching Numbers


Ken from Ken's Auto Appraisals sent me an email with this text to go along with the pictures. I don't know the car or the selling, just passing this along. (Yes, I realize the mistake about the L79 being a solid lifter engine, it's not, it's hydraulic.)



This is 1 of 63 ever produced L79 327/350 hp 1966 Acadian Canso sport coupe, believed to be the only #'s matching one left in existence, and the only solid lifter cam engine ever used in a Canadian Pontiac !, Complete running and driving survivor car requiring total restoration, true 'barn find' that was in the original owner's possession until the fall of 2015 is available for purchase. -- BE THE FIRST TO INQUIRE




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1966 Strato Chief 2 door sedan 283 "survivor"


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SOLD.

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That didn't take long. Anyone we know buy it?

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I wish I had more details but sorry, that's all the info I got.

What a cool car.... I bet about 98% of us here wish we owned it.

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 What a cool car.... I bet about 98% of us here wish we owned it.


 97%.... (lol) Not my bucket list car but will look great with a little love of the things that require the attention..



-- Edited by 67Poncho on Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 04:30:59 PM

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I don't know if I'd restore it if I did own it.

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I don't know if I'd restore it if I did own it.





Exactly. Everyone who has an L79 has restored it.

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Visited with Brian on Monday;he came to the realization he was not the person to restore the car. I know it's not me as well.



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wow thats is unreal,would be very hard not to restore/refresh.....like no touch tire shine!

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whats up with the front bumper and fog? lights wow

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I'd love to see it stay original and not get a restoration. SO rare...

But, there are people who will be mad at me if I put a 4 speed in my car, and it's not even remotely rare in comparison.

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you havent got that in there yet? lol

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Was this car in the Hamilton, ON area? If so I spoke to the guy last spring and sold him a few parts.

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

I'd love to see it stay original and not get a restoration. SO rare...

But, there are people who will be mad at me if I put a 4 speed in my car, and it's not even remotely rare in comparison.


 I would restore the L79 but could not cut the floor in your car Carl. The L79 is too rough looking for me and yours is pristine condition 



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Was this car in the Hamilton, ON area? If so I spoke to the guy last spring and sold him a few parts.


 it was Norm



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Carl Stevenson wrote:

I'd love to see it stay original and not get a restoration. SO rare...

But, there are people who will be mad at me if I put a 4 speed in my car, and it's not even remotely rare in comparison.


 I would restore the L79 but could not cut the floor in your car Carl. The L79 is too rough looking for me and yours is pristine condition 





I know what you are saying Kevin but every time I drive my car all I can think of is shifting a 4 speed in it.

Remember that column shift L79 car, black 2 door post? I forget who bought it, some of you guys know the owner I think. Anyway, I don't think I could keep it a 3 on the tree now that I've driven one a bit. It's fun, but it's nothing like a 4 speed...

You have to remember, this L79 car is only in the current condition once.

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Owner of that black L79 was thinking of swapping in the 4 speed but did not do it and I'm glad



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I agree, it's super cool that it's so original. In my case, we are looking at a 283 Strato Chief though, certainly a different level of car!

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She's a beaut the way she sits. I'd just give the engine bay a good cleaning. If you paint just 1 thing..it'll look out of place in my opinion. Would fix the brake line that runs along the firewall though and maybe clean up some of the overspray. Regardless of who does what they now own one fine rare car!

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ok im gona go out on a limb here and guess the l79 cars only have that oddball bumper and grill lights ?

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No, those fog lights are certainly added, Canadian Tire specials or something like that.

As for the bumper, I can't even imagine...

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A set of old fog / driving lights weren't a bad upgrade back in the day. If they still don't sit well with you, pretend they are vintage Pontiac pieces:

 

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There is a 1966 Mustang in Ancaster that I remember back in the 1960s that had a neat set of driving lights on it. Unlike the made-up 1966 Mustang GT convertibles, this one was a real 1966 Mustang GT convertible with a factory K motor (solid lifter 289 271-horse) with a Cruise-O-Matic, factory a/c & Rally Pac gauges, styled steel wheels (not repros). The car also had the original floating grille bar with the GT Fogs removed when new, leaving just the deep-set mesh like a Shelby Mustang, plus a set of large 1960s Lucas driving lights that filled the grille opening from top to bottom. The car hasn't seen water since I don't know when, but certainly not since the 1970s. It is white with a white top and has turquoise & white Pony interior & a factory wood wheel. It even has factory tinted glass. I remember the car in Hamilton back in the 1960s at the Balfour Estate that has since been developed. Later I remember it back in the 1970s in Ancaster when it was rolling on redline tires (repros weren't available until the early to mid 80s). The car is owned by one of his sons now. They guy also owned a yellow Jag XKE (now his other son's car who also owns a red 1971 Pantera). He also owned a white 1971 Trans Am 455 H.O. M22 that strangely was used year round through the 1970s then neglected and left to rot under a pine tree with sap & dirt all over it, along with festering rust, flat tires and broken spoilers.



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I've got to say that the 66 Acadian in question looks to be largely unmolested, but I do not see the V8 tags on the front fenders, nor do I see the holes for them. Scratch the idea of it having completely original paint, though the body-coloured firewall suggests that the car still has much originality. Also missing is the horn ring, as is the finger guard for the rad (or the shroud if it was a factory V01 car). I see the low brake pedal with power brake pad on it (wonder if it was a metallic brake car?) but it has a dual reservoir master cylinder (sort of glaring revision but on the other hand a safety factor as well).

I wouldn't be total averse to restoring the car correctly, but first I think a non-destructive deep cleaning would be the first step to see what you have. I know a guy at Team Chevelle (Jeff Helms) that owns an original paint 1965 Chevelle Z-16 that is clean but has some rust perforation on it. The car gets more attention than a restored museum piece no matter where it goes. Indeed they are only original once.

Canadianponcho member "Beaumont Bill" had a 66 Acadian Canso L79 car that he debated restoring or leaving as-is. The car had cut rear fenders to clear large tires as it was bought originally for drag racing. Ultimately it was restored and I thought it look amazing in the correct Sandalwood Tan with skinny whitewalls & dog dish caps. It might have been on the Mecum Auction site a year or 3 back IIRC.



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can anyone answer the front bumper oddity? im still quite mangled over that one!

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Carl Stevenson wrote:


  ... there are people who will be mad at me if I put a 4 speed in my car ...


 I ... could not cut the floor in your car Carl.


Cut carefully, save the piece, fun now, if desired/necessary at some later time carefully braze (no need for higher heat welding with chance of warping) it back in and grind down/sand and paint and floor will be good as new, eh? biggrin Plus Carl already has the shifter ...

But back to the nice survivor Canso - like the radio delete, clearly front seat cover needs replacement (even a survivor car should not be driven like a refugee from the boneyard), a little careful attention to the kick panels (no need to look like $#!t), buy a new horn ring (s/b same as Nova, just keep the horn button), would not take much to keep the survivor ambiance but still be more presentable, me thinks. Regarding the lack of fender badges, that would give me pause, I would think VVS would resolve whether this really is an original L79?

Dave



-- Edited by davelacourse on Thursday 24th of November 2016 04:46:35 PM

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