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1 0f 7, 1969 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible 427, 4-speed, Convertible


1969 Chevrolet Impala SS Comvertible | Classic Cars | Thunder Bay | Kijiji

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What is with Manatoba dealers ordering 427, 4-speeds with manual brakes ?

(converted I see)

M-21, interesting.



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So many things come to mind-

1) GM company vehicle! Someone at GM zone wanted a cool car to drive for a company car, wow.

2) Rear defogger on an L72 convertible? Winter car? Really???!!!

3) 3.07 gears with a 4 speed? I thought they usually were at least 3.31 gears.

4) M21 with 3.07 gears is even worse. Imagine first gear leaving a traffic light in a 4000+ pound car with that gearing.

5) Fender skirts. Seriously?

6) Interesting that it's not Canadian built but it seems to me that's because of the L72?



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There is an L-72 Impala SS sport coupe near Windsor that also came with fender skirts. So, at least 2 of 7 L-72 cars came with fender skirts.

Z24 includes J50/J52 power front disk brakes in 1969. F41 was no longer included.

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4SPEED427 wrote:

So many things come to mind-

1) GM company vehicle! Someone at GM zone wanted a cool car to drive for a company car, wow.

2) Rear defogger on an L72 convertible? Winter car? Really???!!!

3) 3.07 gears with a 4 speed? I thought they usually were at least 3.31 gears.

4) M21 with 3.07 gears is even worse. Imagine first gear leaving a traffic light in a 4000+ pound car with that gearing.

5) Fender skirts. Seriously?

6) Interesting that it's not Canadian built but it seems to me that's because of the L72?


 2) could be a result of 1)



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Oh, and one more thing. No F40 or F41 on an L72?

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"I've known about it for 20+ years and last saw it 18 years ago "

I kind of thought that this one would have never slipped by you wink



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4SPEED427 wrote:

So many things come to mind-

1) GM company vehicle! Someone at GM zone wanted a cool car to drive for a company car, wow.

2) Rear defogger on an L72 convertible? Winter car? Really???!!!

3) 3.07 gears with a 4 speed? I thought they usually were at least 3.31 gears.

4) M21 with 3.73 gears is even worse. Imagine first gear leaving a traffic light in a 4000+ pound car with that gearing.

5) Fender skirts. Seriously?

6) Interesting that it's not Canadian built but it seems to me that's because of the L72?


 4)  do you mean M21 with 2.73 gears?



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My 70 Parisienne LS6 with M20 4 speed is ok around town with 3.07 rear gears, but it still revving a little higher than I'd like on the highway considering I cruise at 80 mph. I've got a set of 2.73's with a plan of putting them in.

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4SPEED427 wrote:

So many things come to mind-

1) GM company vehicle! Someone at GM zone wanted a cool car to drive for a company car, wow.

2) Rear defogger on an L72 convertible? Winter car? Really???!!!

3) 3.07 gears with a 4 speed? I thought they usually were at least 3.31 gears.

4) M21 with 3.73 gears is even worse. Imagine first gear leaving a traffic light in a 4000+ pound car with that gearing.

5) Fender skirts. Seriously?

6) Interesting that it's not Canadian built but it seems to me that's because of the L72?


 4)  do you mean M21 with 2.73 gears?


 Whoops, no I mean M21 with the 3.07 gears (as it shows on the sheet). I'll fix that.



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My 70 Parisienne LS6 with M20 4 speed is ok around town with 3.07 rear gears, but it still revving a little higher than I'd like on the highway considering I cruise at 80 mph. I've got a set of 2.73's with a plan of putting them in.


 Food for thought biggrin



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This is only the second Burnished Brown 1969 Impala convertible I have heard of. Back in 2006 I found a very tired New Jersey 1969 Impala convertible in Burnished Brown in the same condition as this L-72 car. It had an L48 350 & factory M20 Muncie, buckets, p/s & manual drums.
Let's see if I can find pics. Ah yes...

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It would have had by default 3.31:1 rear gearing but could've had a range from 3.07 - 3.73 with the 4-speed / L48.



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I'm looking at the paperwork from GMVVS and the notion that this is a 1 of 7 SS 427 L72 4 Speed Convertibles imported into Canada for 1969. 

My understanding is that Model 16467 is an Impala V8 Convertible as shown on document.

My understanding is that the SS427 was no longer a model in 1969 rather an option - RPO Z24 as shown on document.

In reading the GMVVS document it is clear that there were 7 model 16467 V8 Impala Convertibles imported into Canada for 1969.

What is not clear to me is how many Convertible SS 427, option RPO Z24 with option M21 were imported. 

Unless my knowledge is wrong or I'm misreading the documents I think this car is not 1 of 7 SS 427 L72 4 speed Convertibles imported to Canada. I think it is possible it could be the only one.

Thoughts?



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Interesting theory.... Sherlock LOL

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Interesting theory.... Sherlock LOL


 Logic........ Anyway I am confident in saying it is not a 1 of 7 SS427 4 speeds. It is rarer than that!! Cam already posted a L48 car so that likely takes the sample down to a maximum of 5 imported convertibles left out there. 



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And Why did they call it GOLD?

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And Why did they call it GOLD?


 Paint Code 61 appears as Burnished Brown Metallic on every document I have seen.

That reference to Gold would seem to be an error on the GMVVS document.



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No kidding,check out the new Bone Stock mag where they call the 4;10 gear a vinyl top on the z-28.

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There were a total of 7 full-sized Chevrolets brought into Canada with L72 power, be it Biscayne, Impala SS427, coupe, sedan, convertible, wagon, whatever. I know they weren't all SS427 convertibles.
Jeez, seven. I could have counted that on one of my polydactyl cat's paws. It would have been interesting to see how each one was equipped and how they were purposed (and fated).

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I think I am getting better with looking at cars , wanting them but not buying them. there is hope for me



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Ownership issue has been resolved. Is this car as rare as is said. Seller is asking $35,000 fair, low? Finished whats it worth?

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I think I am getting better with looking at cars , wanting them but not buying them. there is hope for me


 There is a beautiful, 1 owner, 1988 Cougar, that is still for sale.

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Don't need two.

Yep, hope for me too rofl.gif



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What's the price on that Cougar? Asking for a friend lol

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What's the price on that Cougar? Asking for a friend lol


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I was looking at the option list for that '69 SS427. It had fender skirts but no optional wheel equipment, meaning in this case, dog dish hubcaps on body-coloured wheels. In '68 the P01 wheelcovers came on SS427s when the cars also had buckets (Z03 Super Sport), but in '69 there was no such inclusion by default. What could they have been thinking when they spec'd this one, it was 1950? Certainly not, based on the drive-train. Aftermarket mags with fender skirts?
I love weird cars.

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