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IMG_7745.JPGIMG_7744.JPGIMG_8390.JPGHi I own a Canadian built 1969 Chevelle my question is, does that add any value as over the US built ones as their more rare? It's a 307/PG PB,PS 41K original miles. Thanks JimIMG_8386.JPG 



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its nice wow low miles

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That looks real nice, is it all original paint, interior etc?

I suspect the fact that it's a Canadian car won't really change the value at all as they would be identical to the US model as far as I know.

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Gorgeous car!

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It's not original paint but is the original color garnet red painted about 15 years ago (has patina on top), interior is all original. I changed it over to a 4 barrel but still have all the original parts, also original wheels and hubcaps too. Car has the Protect O Plate too. Yes they are identical the US model but I was curious if just being built up there with the Made in Canada data tag added anything even tho not a BB car, if not no worries. I plan to put her for sale around March/April.

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I could be all wrong but I doubt someone will pay more for the Canadian tag. However, they sure should be willing to pay for such a gorgeous car and I'm assuming it was not likely rusty before it was painted.

Good luck with your sale when the time comes!

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The 1/4s were replaced I believe at the time it was painted (way before I got it) the underside has rust but I don't see any rot, this car sat outside it's whole life until it was painted. Thank you for the kind words, Jim.

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Welcome to Canadianponcho, Jim smile

GM Canada used to paint the Chevelles differently than in the U.S. - through 1968. The 69's were painted in lacquer and had black firewalls and spatter painted trunks like the U.S. Pre-69 the Canadian spec cars were done in acrylic enamel; firewall, trunk, interior floors were body-coloured. It stood up better in harsh conditions.

Canadian documentation is great if you've got something special. You can see how it came, and frankly the majority came with 307 Powerglides. It is nice to have on a regular car but I don't think it would lead to any windfall on the cash side. Had it been an L48 350 or an LM1... Documentation value is more valuable if your car has some of the more desirable options. A Chevelle SS396 could be proven to be an SS, or not.

307 is a good torque motor. It is a long stroke 283 or a small bore 327, take your pick. Better than a late model 305, though a set of 305 H.O. heads works well on a 307. Four barrel and dual exhausts are good upgrades. Stock works, upgrades are tempting though.

Good choice on the wheels & tires! Nice car and thanks for sharing.



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Thank you! That's some great info I never knew. I guess it was wishful thinking on my part, but I had to ask. Thanks to all. I'm the 3rd owner as I got this from my Uncle passing and have known the car my whole life, he just never knew this part of it. Yeah I had to do the minor upgrades, it just made sense. Thank you.

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