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RE: 66 Grande in the garage.....only took 2 1/2 months to purchase!!!!


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 Wow that looks familiar! That was my home for about 8 years. Good memories...



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Hey Kevin this is great stuff on a number of levels!

I don't think we ever had a real solid number of L72's installed documented before so this is really good to see.

8  wow!

So this means of the 5147 66 Grande Parisienne 2 doors built, there were 782 with the 396, 56 with the 390 horse 427 and 8 with the 425 horse 427 for a total of 846 big block Grande 2 doors. (16.5 percent of installations.)  If we had a guy who had the number for 327's or 283's in these we'd have the whole breakdown.

Also remember I have a pretty good bodied parts Grande. Same colour and interior although that is mostly gone and some other stuff I probably won't use. Better send an even bigger trailer!

You're going to be a busy guy!

 

 



-- Edited by 66 Grande guy on Saturday 20th of March 2021 12:41:57 PM

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Here is some of what Wiki has to say about the L72 427.

Chevrolet L72

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The L72 was a Big-Block engine produced by Chevrolet between 1966 and 1969. Initially rated at 450 horsepower, the rating dropped to 425 hp (317 kW) shortly after its release (although there was no change in power). In 1966 it was the most powerful engine available in the Corvette, and between 1966 and 1969 was the most powerful engine available in full-sized models. In 1969 the L72 was available via a Central Office Production Order (COPO) in Chevrolet's intermediate (Chevelle) and pony car (Camaro). Today these vehicles - referred to as COPOs - are among the most collectible 1960s performance cars.



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Interesting to know that the 8 66 Grand Parisienne produced with the L72 were 2 more than the Caprice production of only 6. Rare to have a Pontiac our pace a chevy



-- Edited by 70 SS ACADIAN on Saturday 20th of March 2021 01:29:37 PM

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Somewhere someone still has one of these 8 cars. But where???

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Interesting to know that the 8 66 Grand Parisienne produced with the L72 were 2 more than the Caprice production of only 6. Rare to have a Pontiac out pace a Chevy


-- Edited by 70 SS ACADIAN on Saturday 20th of March 2021 01:29:37 PM


 Is that 6 Canadian Caprices or total North American production Kevin?



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73SC wrote:
70 SS ACADIAN wrote:

Interesting to know that the 8 66 Grand Parisienne produced with the L72 were 2 more than the Caprice production of only 6. Rare to have a Pontiac out pace a Chevy


-- Edited by 70 SS ACADIAN on Saturday 20th of March 2021 01:29:37 PM


 Is that 6 Canadian Caprices or total North American production Kevin?


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Nice 283 car. That will be respectable until its ready for the transformation.

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She has a 2 barl Holley on her. She "sailed" down the HWY quite nicely at 60 mph. Just need to fix the exhaust leak so Mark doesn't commit suicide on the way back. Will give her a going over in the next bit.

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That's fantastic! That's what CP is all about. "It warms me heart"

 

 

This is the only site that I would even think of purchasing a car for a member before hand. That's how much I can trust these guys!!! Say's a lot for this site!

 



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I could tell you some stories Jim..... They're all about CP, and they're all good.



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so in pursuit of a 66 GP i talked to a collector here in Ontario and he tells me in the 60s he used to work at a gas station and Friday nights he had 4 guys show up in this 427 GP with a case of beer between the guys in the back, tank up and head to the city with both tires smoking as they left the station. He ran into the guy and asked him about the car and what happen to it . He said the car was an L72 he sold to a young guy in 1970 and that guy wrote the car off. With the information he gave me I tracked down the paper work on this car. IT was the same colour in and out as the one Jim purchased for me right down to the vinyl roof so I am going to build a tribute to that car.

 


 Now I'll be able to say I know a guy who bought a 4 speed shifter and built a car around it!



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so in pursuit of a 66 GP i talked to a collector here in Ontario and he tells me in the 60s he used to work at a gas station and Friday nights he had 4 guys show up in this 427 GP with a case of beer between the guys in the back, tank up and head to the city with both tires smoking as they left the station. He ran into the guy and asked him about the car and what happen to it . He said the car was an L72 he sold to a young guy in 1970 and that guy wrote the car off. With the information he gave me I tracked down the paper work on this car. IT was the same colour in and out as the one Jim purchased for me right down to the vinyl roof so I am going to build a tribute to that car.

 


 Now I'll be able to say I know a guy who bought a 4 speed shifter and built a car around it!


Hey thats what we talked about when I bought the shifter from you and its come true 



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That's fantastic! That's what CP is all about. "It warms me heart"

 

 

This is the only site that I would even think of purchasing a car for a member before hand. That's how much I can trust these guys!!! Say's a lot for this site!

 


 Just amazing to say can you check the car out for me, deal with a seller for 2-1/2 months, pay cash for it, drive it home. Put in shop and offer to check it out with out a single red cent changing hands. Im blown away by this



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All good to hear. Jim is one of the good ones for sure, true car guy.

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Hey thats what we talked about when I bought the shifter from you and its come true 

 I would have asked for more money if I knew I was selling an L72 shifterbiggrin



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70 SS ACADIAN wrote:

so in pursuit of a 66 GP i talked to a collector here in Ontario and he tells me in the 60s he used to work at a gas station and Friday nights he had 4 guys show up in this 427 GP with a case of beer between the guys in the back, tank up and head to the city with both tires smoking as they left the station. He ran into the guy and asked him about the car and what happen to it . He said the car was an L72 he sold to a young guy in 1970 and that guy wrote the car off. With the information he gave me I tracked down the paper work on this car. IT was the same colour in and out as the one Jim purchased for me right down to the vinyl roof so I am going to build a tribute to that car.

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 Kevin, aiways wondered if GM Canada built any L-72 66 Cdn B Body Pontiacs, seen the parts listings in the GM Canada Pontiac parts catalogues, but never had heard of any real ones ! Thanks for sharing!



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4SPEED427 wrote:
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Hey thats what we talked about when I bought the shifter from you and its come true 

 I would have asked for more money if I knew I was selling an L72 shifterbiggrin


 You know what JD would say the shifter looks like lol wonder if Fake 66 is available in Ontario biggrin



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On a side note. From the sellers mentality.... So I ask for a receipt for the sale of the car. I still have the transfer papers singed but always nice to have a piece of paper to keep for looking back on from when you purchased the car. Still have mine for the 57 and 66. So.... he writes.....received $$$$$$ for a 66 Perisienne. No date, no vin, no name.....I just gave up and asked if he could at least sign it.......no Wonder why it took so long to purchase!



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I took over 3 months to buy my Corvette and even a month with my G80 from a new car dealer who offers set pricing on the car. (LOL)

As a strategy I don't mind dragging things out like that as I wait for my adversary to come to me. In this case you waited him out and got him to surrender, good stuff.



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Not so much as a surrender..just think the guy lost or forgot what he was selling. Sure wish you guys would have met him...lasting impression.....



-- Edited by hawkeye5766 on Saturday 20th of March 2021 10:54:02 PM

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