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Sepetember 2008 Feature Car


Here is one from the "When did you last see one?" files! Not only is Matt Langford's (a.k.a ss acadian 350) L48 1969 Acadian rare, it's likely the best one in existance. What more can I say? We'll let the photos do the talking:

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Matt says:
"I purchased the car in 1999 as a parts car , but it was in too good of shape to cut-up and the paper work is "bullet proof". It's very nicely optioned , great colours etc. At the time I was restoring  a 1969 L78 NOVA SS . So I gave the acadian a full resto! It took some time an  some  $  - a lot of work but it was worth it. It's lot a fun to drive . I had it at AUTOFEST and meet three or four members there .IT'S THE FIRST AND ONLY ACADAIN SS that most people had ever seen ??"

-- Edited by 69Laurentian at 18:05, 2008-08-31

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Very Nice ,you did a great job on the restore rifraf

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that is a sweet car!
very well done! thumbsup.gif thumbsup.gif

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concur. i like. congrats on the restore.

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Love those acadian dog dishes!

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Just awesome Matt, glad I could help in a small way with the under hood restoration. biggrin

I notice that it was my 12th Birthday on the day it was originally sold! smile

-- Edited by 73SC at 00:21, 2008-09-01

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Thats a Beautiful Car!!!! Love the colour!!! Excellent job, you made the right choice , not cutting it up.

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Way to go for saving it! Your car is beautiful. You certainly don't have to worry about meeting it's twin on every street corner...

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congratulations!!!   very nice car    there is one close to here    original green 4 speed with custom interior  (green) 2 owner car    bought new in Goderich.. NOT as nice as yours      hope a Poncho guy buys it..  lol   Carl

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Very nice!!!

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Astro Jet wrote:

Love those acadian dog dishes!




I agree, gives it that great sleeper look.  Love the car, well done!



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WOW !!!!! Awesome car... Awesome resto !!!


Might I inquire where the air cleaner decals came from and would they also be correct for 1968 ?

Gary

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purchased it from a member here !  [ 73SC ]  . smile

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Might I inquire where the air cleaner decals came from and would they also be correct for 1968 ?

Gary



I have a few left if you like send me a PM.

The fact is the air cleaner design is my own borrowed heavily from the Pontiac and Beaumont Astro Jet or Econo Jet Big Block style. It bugged me every time I saw a Canadian Poncho with a Turbo-Fire decal that all the Chevy repo houses sell south of the border so I took matters into my own hands. I made up 20 and sold a few on e-bay to recover my $300 cost.

The original Big Block decals have a different shade of blue but I chose the colour I did to match closer to the US Pontiac engine colour.

That's the story. They do look nice though, don't they?

PS. I had them made up with 250 HP as the photo shows but Matt just cut that off for his 300 HP installation. The reason I did that was because my 1973 L-48 was rated SAE Net at 175 Net HP which works out to pre '72 - 250 Gross HP.




-- Edited by 73SC at 13:45, 2008-09-03

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PM sent.
Thanks,
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Absolutely the nicest late 60's early 70's Acadian I have ever seen.....ever!  Congratulations on a truly exceptional restoration.

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Very Very nice Car. Great job

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I think you should keep it.

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This is a really nice car. I saw this at Matt's shop a few months ago. It looks even better in person. This car is a great buy for someone.

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  Brad !!  I haven't seen you at any swap meets ??? NOT BARRIE ??

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I was too busy this past week and weekend. Barrie is getting to be too much like a yard sale. I haven't found to much the past couple of times I've gone other than some parts to resell and with the market the way it is right now it's just not feesible.

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Does anyone know where I could find those cool gm of Canada floormats that the Acadian has ?



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beaumontbill wrote:

Does anyone know where I could find those cool gm of Canada floormats that the Acadian has ?



Every GM Dealer service department has those.



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It depends how cheap the service department is. We opted for the plain 9cent each ones from an independent supplier rather than the 13 cent ones from GM.....


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   hey bill !! let me know next time your up here an i give you some .  mattsmile ps master guard by m.a.s.c  makes them 1-800-764-2224

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