Hi 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 Jim
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Welcome to Canadianponcho, Jim
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.
67 Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe, Oshawa-built stocker 250 Powerglide 40,000 mile
Also in garage waiting: stroker 296 cid inline six & built TH350
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