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One of two worldwide!


so a guy on one of my aussie facebook poncho pages bought an australian delivered 67 convertible and got details from vintage vehicle services. Turns out 2 made that year for that model number.

looking at the RPO list, what is Z49?

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cutting a roof off a four door is NOT a convertible.....

65 Parisienne convertible.one of 49 built for RHD export market,402BBC, T400, 2500 stally, posi rear, upgraded brakes with front discs, old proflo efi custom built by me.



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Is this a big 4 door B body? 

Z49 is a code that all Canadian cars get and it really depends on year of manufacture but are things that must be added to the car to make it conform to Transport Canada regulations. Could be as mundane as Antifreeze mixture to KPH speedo or French language label or other assorted labels that Gov of Can requires.



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73SC wrote:

Is this a big 4 door B body? 

Z49 is a code that all Canadian cars get and it really depends on year of manufacture but are things that must be added to the car to make it conform to Transport Canada regulations. Could be as mundane as Antifreeze mixture to KPH speedo or French language label or other assorted labels that Gov of Can requires.


 Convertible. All the b body 4 doors were built in australia by GMH with CKD kits.my vert is one of 49.



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Interesting car. You should point him to our website.

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Canadian Poncho wrote:

Interesting car. You should point him to our website.


 And pictures would be a real bonus



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Canadian Poncho wrote:

Interesting car. You should point him to our website.


 Have done! Will give him another nudge!



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cutting a roof off a four door is NOT a convertible.....

65 Parisienne convertible.one of 49 built for RHD export market,402BBC, T400, 2500 stally, posi rear, upgraded brakes with front discs, old proflo efi custom built by me.



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Hi.... The Z49 for a Canadian car was a car that was built in the USA (generally) It was extra gas (5 gal) and antifreeze 50/50 mix... Basically because the car may be delivered in below freezing temperatures and it needed extra gas because the transport truck may have to "drive" the car further than average.

Nearly all Corvettes delivered to Canada in the 60's, 70's have this "option" on the option sheet...

Hope that helps

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Just a by the way, my Oshawa built Pontiac shows Z49 on the build sheet, granted US built cars all had to have it as well if car was to be sold in Canada. 



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I believe the Z49 on both of our 64 Parisienne says Speedo adapter

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I suspect that the description of the Z49 on this Australian car is a misnomer, Z49 probably refers to specific requirements for different regions or jurisdictions. They probably just stick the title referring to Canadian standards by habit even when the car is bound elsewhere.

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North wrote:

I suspect that the description of the Z49 on this Australian car is a misnomer, Z49 probably refers to specific requirements for different regions or jurisdictions. They probably just stick the title referring to Canadian standards by habit even when the car is bound elsewhere.


 Quite possibly. I did some extensive research on Corvettes for the original GM history guys (before Vintage).  Corvette being built in St louis at the time, the option sheet would have Z49 if it was coming to Canada and they told me then that it was for anti freeze and extra gas....I never looked at any other model of cars so I can't answer to Canadian built cars....



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