Photobucket
Members Login
Post Info TOPIC: 1969 Pontiac 2+2 427/390 Convertible Barn find - But this one a 4-speed


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 525
Date:
1969 Pontiac 2+2 427/390 Convertible Barn find - But this one a 4-speed


Latest news: there's no title or registration, the car's been off the road forever. But the guy that took it on trade did up a bill of sale on the dealership sales invoice so it looks a lot more "official". Hopefully, that'll suffice at the border for proof of ownership.

Speaking of the border, if you've been following my blog at all ( 1969pontiac.blogspot.com ) then you know the VIN and cowl tags were removed when the body was acid-dipped, so they're loose. I don't think that's a good idea to cross the border that way, so my buddy up there will pop-rivet them on. When I get the car I'll redo them with proper rosette rivets (assuming that's what should be used).


__________________
Front%20Corner.jpg
Rear%20Corner.jpg
Gauges.jpg
Engine.jpg
Interior%20Left.jpg


Addicted!

Status: Offline
Posts: 247
Date:

Cool blog. Im hooked. When can we expect the next chapter?

__________________


A Poncho Legend!

Status: Offline
Posts: 35038
Date:

I brought 3 old cars across border into Canada .   I went in and paid tax . 

NO ONE looked at the cars or truck and trailer pulling them .  All they wanted was the tax 

 

good luck .  



__________________

1988 Chevrolet Suburban 9 pass 350 4 speed "survivor"  



Canadian Poncho Superstar!

Status: Offline
Posts: 4162
Date:

We don't have titles here in Alberta, and the Gov't of Alberta has a standard Bill of Sale available on the Service Alberta website. It's what I used when I bought the 454 Laurentian from Hillar's estate, and the green/gold 70 2+2 from Nanaimo. I should have a soft copy blank if you need one.

__________________
70 2+2 convertible
70 2+2 hardtop
70 Parisienne hardtop
72 GMC Sierra

 

 



A Poncho Legend!

Status: Offline
Posts: 34808
Date:

seventy2plus2 wrote:

We don't have titles here in Alberta, and the Gov't of Alberta has a standard Bill of Sale available on the Service Alberta website. It's what I used when I bought the 454 Laurentian from Hillar's estate, and the green/gold 70 2+2 from Nanaimo. I should have a soft copy blank if you need one.





As long as his Customs Officer is aware of the fact that Alberta is different than the rest of the provinces.

Dave, do you have a backup plan to store the car somewhere in case they are not satisfied with the papers?

__________________
1966 Strato Chief 2 door sedan 283 "survivor"


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 525
Date:

Well, I finally got ahold of the original owner!

Fortunately, he had uncommon last name, which made it a bit easier, as did the fact he's still alive! Working backwards from the protecto plate, I found him listed in the pamphlet for the Edmonton Elks club of all things.

I talked to him for quite a while today, nice fellow. To summarize, he was 25 years old in 1969 and wanted a Corvette or a convertible of some kind. He wandered into Northgate Pontiac in Edmonton, and there it was on the floor (ie: he did not spec and order the car, the dealership did). The car had been built in April and this was the height of summer.

It was three days before my first birthday!

To his recollection, there were not a bunch of miles on the car, so it doesn't appear the dealer was using it as I had initially guessed. He knows of no other four speed convertible big block cars, but heard at one point there might be "four or five". Given only 11 coupes, that's not likely... as discussed, the car is one of 1 or 2 so far as the records show.

He kept the car 4-5 years, eventually selling it to a friend that has since passed away. I know the name of what I think is the third owner as well, but haven't located him.

He said he loved the car but had some trouble with the original paint fading on him, and that otherwise, it was a great car. Most of what he was able to tell me about the car (how it was equipped and so on) I already knew from the documentation, but it was interesting to hear him tell it nonetheless!



-- Edited by davepl on Saturday 16th of December 2017 03:05:34 PM

__________________
Front%20Corner.jpg
Rear%20Corner.jpg
Gauges.jpg
Engine.jpg
Interior%20Left.jpg


A Poncho Legend!

Status: Offline
Posts: 34808
Date:

How cool is that!

Second story I've heard like that this week. I talked to someone who has owned a 1967 project car for many years and found the original owner just recently! Also a 427 car but not a Pontiac.

__________________
1966 Strato Chief 2 door sedan 283 "survivor"


Canadian Poncho Superstar!

Status: Offline
Posts: 4162
Date:

Very cool. Does he have any old photo's? I bought my 2+2 hardtop from the original owner, and I know he gave me 2 or 3 old photo's, but I must have misplaced them.

__________________
70 2+2 convertible
70 2+2 hardtop
70 Parisienne hardtop
72 GMC Sierra

 

 



Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 525
Date:

I didn't ask about photos because I didn't have any good solutions for how to get a copy. I may email him and ask, even an iPhone photo of a an old photo would be better than nothing! I have original owner photos of my truck too.

I put the full story of trying to track him down here:

1969pontiac.blogspot.com/2017/12/one-interesting-feature-of-holy-grail.html




__________________
Front%20Corner.jpg
Rear%20Corner.jpg
Gauges.jpg
Engine.jpg
Interior%20Left.jpg


Canadian Poncho Superstar!

Status: Offline
Posts: 4656
Date:

What a neat chapter to your story. Good on you for your gentle persistence.

__________________
Jerel


A Poncho Legend!

Status: Offline
Posts: 35038
Date:

jmont64 wrote:

What a neat chapter to your story. Good on you for your gentle persistence.


       x2 .    most car guys are not patient 



__________________

1988 Chevrolet Suburban 9 pass 350 4 speed "survivor"  

«First  <  1 2 3 4 5 | Page of 5  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us
.
.
.
.