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1969 Grande Parisienne 427 Sport Sedan


A tough situation. I have a hard decision. I have come into possession of an all-original Grande with RPO LS1.

This Sedan needs so much more than I can afford to bring it back. I can transplant the drivetrain into a perfect recipient. The hard choice of dismantling a complete 427 car is not easy.

How does one proceed? 

 



-- Edited by Shrike on Monday 18th of September 2023 01:04:46 PM



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1969 Grande Parisienne Sport Sedan


Coming from someone who did exactly that, dismantled a 69 Grande Parisienne sport sedan LS1 in the 80's, I beg you not to make the same mistake I made. I regret it to this day.

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Pictures?

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Yes, we need to see photos.


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One more vote for not parting it out.  It's a rare Canada-only beast, regardless of the number of doors it has.

That said, my opinion might change if it were so badly rusted that it wasn't able to be saved without major reconstruction.  As mentioned above, pics would be helpful.



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Save the 427 fender emblems .. very hard to find these days

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Bear in mind that the 335 LS-1 wasn't really a performance engine, more a high torque engine for heavy loads like towing or just effortless power so the value in any car, particularly a Canadian Pontiac (and not a convertible) is very limited. If the body is really bad the right route may be a transplant into another clean 69 poncho or chevy.

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I would hold on to it, if you can.

A perfect donor car may pop up somewhere.

The toughest part of restoring a 1969 Grande Parisienne is the unique door panels and seats.

A sport is even one level above that.

If I were you, I would not part it out.

Resell it whole if you have to.

Please post some pictures.



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It is certainly not beyond saving from what I can tell. I will post some pictures and hope the experts can tell me more. I knew from day one that it was quite rough and purchased the car for its drivetrain. Once I started investigating more, I discovered the rarity of the car. This is why its a tough choice. Since I have been searching a long time for the right 427 for my project, I didnt want to let the chance slip away. I had not intended to restore the car but dont really want to part it.
If I could find an LS-1 with its M40 and the fender emblems, I would much rather acquire this drivetrain that has already come out of a car thats long gone instead. If there is anyone out there that can, and would want to restore this car, Id be glad to see it saved.

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i like bringing them back to former glory. I have interest in the car. lets see some pictures please



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I was going to say tell Kevin about it, but he already is aware.

 

A '69 Grande Parisienne would look a lot like the one below. My friend Gord used to own a '69 Grande Parisienne that looked almost exactly like the U.S. Bonneville below.

69 Bonneville.jpg



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https://oldcarbrochures.org/Canada/GM-Canada/Pontiac/1969-Pontiac-Full-Size-Prestige-Brochure/index.html

69 GP 1.png

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Its identical in every way to the brochure car.

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Shrike wrote:

Its identical in every way to the brochure car.


 I'm dreaming, but probably not the 2-door, right?



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gtodrive wrote:
Shrike wrote:

Its identical in every way to the brochure car.


 I'm dreaming, but probably not the 2-door, right?


 Nope, it's the 4 door.



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If you wish you can email photos to canadianponcho@gmail.com and I can post.

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i have a very good friend of mine in Alberta now  who is a Pontiac Guru. He said he will come to you to look at the car 



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65 SD L79 wrote:

i have a very good friend of mine in Alberta now  who is a Pontiac Guru. He said he will come to you to look at the car 


 I'm also in Alberta (Calgary) and while my expertise is with the 1970 models (including 345 hp LS4 & 390 hp LS5 454's), 1969's are very similar.



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With the 4 door, there is even more hope that a donor car will come up.

I probably should not have let this one slip two years ago.

The offered to drop it off at my door for $24,000

69 gp4door.jpg



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Thank you all for your replies and messages. Pictures are coming soon. I am very busy and away for a few more days.
I am not in a rush to make a decision as I want to be sure I take the right route with the car.



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IMG_8341.jpegHey look. Its the one on the bottom behind the red one.



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