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I just had an interesting conversation with a friend who is a big follower of the L72 427's in 66 B bodies. He has documentation for one of his cars that is a Canadian car. When he mentioned that, it hit me that GM in those years documented the engines lumped together over both car lines. If you document a full size 66 Pontiac with a 396, the document will say "X" number made in Pontiac and Chevrolet B bodies. So I asked him, how many L72 66 Pontiacs does GM say they built? His sheet says ...........!  

I want one!



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4SPEED427 wrote: ...So I asked him, how many L72 66 Pontiacs does GM say they built? His sheet says ...........!  

I want one!


 I seem to recall a 66 Grande Parisienne in a National Old car Auto Trader back in the 1980s that was powered by an L-72 4-speed. There was also an L36 4-speed GP in a 1990s Pontiac magazine (I think it may have belonged to a Canadianponcho member).

 

I have heard of 2 Oshawa-built L-72 Biscaynes (Cypress Green & Aztec Bronze). I also remember dad passing a '66 Bel Air post on our way to Stratford back in 1975. We were running a bit late for a play and dad was driving faster than I had ever seen before or since. The Bel Air was Danube Blue, it had the stock wheels & full wheel covers, plus stock Turbo Jet 427 flags on the front fenders. I believe it was real. It neither looked restored or made up.

 

 

The reasons for buying a car powered by that powerplant back then were for racing (sanctioned or non-sanctioned). For those reasons the survival rate of those few would be low. I wonder whatever happened to them?



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CdnGMfan wrote:
4SPEED427 wrote: ...So I asked him, how many L72 66 Pontiacs does GM say they built? His sheet says ...........!  

I want one!


 I seem to recall a 66 Grande Parisienne in a National Old car Auto Trader back in the 1980s that was powered by an L-72 4-speed. That may have been my L36 4 speed car that was in the Trader, it belongs to a member and was feature car here last November. This would be the same car that was featured in the magazine in the 1990's.  There was also an L36 4-speed GP in a 1990s Pontiac magazine (I think it may have belonged to a Canadianponcho member).

 

I have heard of 2 Oshawa-built L-72 Biscaynes (Cypress Green & Aztec Bronze). I also remember dad passing a '66 Bel Air post on our way to Stratford back in 1975. We were running a bit late for a play and dad was driving faster than I had ever seen before or since. The Bel Air was Danube Blue, it had the stock wheels & full wheel covers, plus stock Turbo Jet 427 flags on the front fenders. I believe it was real. It neither looked restored or made up. But that could also be an L36, not necessarily an L72. I think he said there was 35 or 36 L72 B bodies in Canada in 1966. 

 

 

The reasons for buying a car powered by that powerplant back then were for racing (sanctioned or non-sanctioned). For those reasons the survival rate of those few would be low. I wonder whatever happened to them?


 



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According to my information there were 58 1966 L36 Grande Parisienne's

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