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71 Acadian SS


Hi All, Im new to this forum and very excited to check it out. I am in the process of purchasing a 71 Acadian SS in fantastic shape. Theres not a lot of info on this model so let me describe it to you all

71 Acadian SS

396 BBC (72 Block), M22,373 Posi, 31Spline Axles, aftermarket Intake and carb, Gun Metal grey with black vinyl top. Its been 700 miles since everything was done. The underside is as clean as the top. No rust. New Front and rear suspension, Drag shocks. with custom 3 SS exhaust and Flowmaster 40 Series. Computer brand new interior. The only Con is that it will need paint down the road. Its a driver quality paint job. Does this sound like a decent buy? Or would I be better off purchasing a documented small block car? This will not be a daily driver but sunny day / Weekend car - However I do love a Big Block - Thanks

 



-- Edited by 396 Big Block on Tuesday 4th of June 2019 11:28:31 AM

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Welcome here, to the greatest place on earth for Canadian Pontiacs, Beaumonts and Acadians!

It sounds like a great car although as you seem to know it isn't an original big block car.

If you want to do highway driving, the M22/3.73 combo will get tiring real fast but it sure would be a blast around town!

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Im just wondering if originality is really a big deal especially if the car looks great and well done all around?

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Some guys like original, some guys like modified, some guys don't care. I'd say you have to decide what your priority is in a car. If you are buying it and thinking only of resale value, I would say unless you get a screaming good deal on it you will be disappointed when you go to sell it. Not many people make money on old cars, especially modified old cars.

Personally, I like to make the car the way I want/like it and not worry about what anyone else thinks about it, or what it would be worth to anyone else if I sell it.

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photos? use the advanced editor to post photos when you reply. No end of qualified people here to help.

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My opinion will be evident from the attached thread, just click on the hyperlink: 454 into LeMans Swap

I'd say buy a car you like, and if its got a big block all the more to like. There is really no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with these old cars anymore. I never could build a model kit stock and numbers matching as a kid, still can't. (although my Corvette is a bit different) 

A 71 Acadian SS is a rare beast though. Registry shows 417 V8 2 doors built, that would be 307 and 350 cars. Not sure how final year of production affects value of an already rare nameplate without an original engine, but I'd have to think it lowers the value, which can be a good bargaining tool, when compared to a good numbers matching example. I think we've seen numbers matching SS's in this era for sale in the $40,000 - $50,000 range recently, of course the brotherhood will correct me if I'm off,

Acadian SS is one of my personal favourite models though and I already posted a nice GM photo of one on another thread today. here it is again:

1971 ACADIAN SS 350 COUPE



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You're asking if it's a decent buy, but you're not saying how much it's going for. For $10K it's a decent buy, for $45K it's not.

If it's rust / bondo free, you're more than half way there.

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