1966 chevy ii l79

Underneath is equally impressive and just imperfect enough that you know it’s original–sloppy, factory-applied chalk markings on the 12 bolt, 3.73 geared Posi diff, clean undercoating and just the right amount of overspray are the kinds of things nearly impossible to recreate during restoration. Not worth that much! The water temp. 1966 Nova SS L-79, 4 speed 327/350 hp with 4 speed and 12 bolt rear. The rear tires plant and the car launched straight. Virtual Classic Car Repair Consulting and Diagnostics, Virtual Vehicle Buying or Selling Consulting. We wouldn’t give any limbs, ’cause then we couldn’t drive it to the races. We’re guessing most of that time it must have been indoors, as relatively minimal patina on the original Marina Blue paint would certainly be much worse if exposed to more than a year or two of the sun in its native Arizona. The rear leaf springs gained another leaf and were also moved inboard about 2 inches to accommodate larger tires if so desired. Put a price on that . By far here are the worse things on the car that keep it from being a fresh $200,000 restoration.   |  

The chrome & stainless trim is in show-quality condition throughout. on a hot day at an idle.

Seriously, there is no comparison, with these two. So this is a 1966 Nova rear produced a couple weeks before the production date of the car (on the cowl). Not wanting to take a back seat to the other manufacturers, Chevrolet upped the ante in 1966 and redesigned the Chevy II, since it had been five years since the last make-over. The Super Nova show car made its debut at the New York Auto show in April of 1964. Between 1965 and 1968 only 28,122 Corvettes were produced with the L79 engine. All of the original rust-free sheet metal is absolutely ‘laser’ straight from front to back, w/ a perfect glassy appearance which is second to none.

Also restored and even a magazine feature car. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. There is also the factory clock in the cluster. There were no L79 Chevy IIs in 1965 and only 6 were produced in 1967.

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The last owner just installed from Classic Performance ( CPP ) front and rear power disc brake kit with dropped spindles. Build your own custom newsletter with the content you love from Chevy Hardcore, directly to your inbox, absolutely FREE! 1966 Chevy II Nova SS L79: The Rare Spec. Of course we graduated in 1972. I have inspected the vin and cowl tags closely, and they both obviously have the original rivets holding them to the body, and have never been tampered with as often happens during restorations or “faking”. That thing was wicked fast! The 283 cubic-inch V8 with a two-barrel carburetor was the base V8 engine, and delivered 195 horsepower. The car also soon had headers installed and a larger carburetor and intake. We'll send you the most interesting Chevy Hardcore articles, news, car features, and videos every week. Terms of Use, All contents © 2020 The best vintage and classic cars for sale online | Bring a Trailer, Road & Track Road Test: 1979 Ford Mustang Turbo, BaT Auction Success Story: Restoring a Citroen SM in 3 (or more) Acts -- Act VII, BaT Auction Success Story: Restoring a Citroen SM in 3 (or more) Acts -- Act VI, Lake Tahoe Wooden Boat Concours d’Elegance. Parade of L79 Chevelles/Corvettes/Novas Registered in 2020 in date order. Notify me of new comments via email. The real deal. The average 1965-1968 L79 Corvette, 1966-68 Chevy II and even the 1965, 1967 and 1968 Chevelle Malibu surprised virtually all of the renowned big … This number is not supposed to relate to the dating of production and castings as the engine and rear do b/c the trans is made at the Muncie Plant. You could even get it paired with a 4-speed manual, putting a 350 bhp L79 motor in what was otherwise a very sedentary-looking Nova. It’s all good. They both are. Anyone have $80K burning a hole in their pocket? The body is very straight as you look down the sides. Rebuilt drivetrain and restored body. Same goes for the Muncie M21 4-speed. All of the lights work. I owned a ’66 Nova SS Lemonwood Yellow and black interior with the L79 RPO option.
All rights reserved. There is also a scaterproof bell housing and aluminum flywheel that was also added, as well as a driveshaft loop and cross brace. These were used in early 1966 L79's, but were discontinued in late fall, 1965. The ’66 Nova is one of the sharpest looking cars ever made and I’d be happy with one powered by a 283/2bbl.   |   Also, the original glass is still in place and looks outstanding, especially for being 52 years of age. It feels and sounds good as you spin the yoke and tires to check for any funny noises with the L79 on the lift. It’s like comparing a grapefruit(Buick) to a Red Delicious Apple(’66NovaSS). eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'barnfinds_com-box-3','ezslot_0',143,'0','0'])); In what can only be described as an era that feels like it existed in an alternate universe, you could walk into your Chevy dealer in 1966 and ask them for a Nova with a Corvette engine. The Chevy II had the fewest L79 engines, with only 6,791 produced from 1966 to 1968. The production date of the car is the end of January 1966,see above. This makes a huge difference in the handling. The turn signals work. This special 1966 Chevrolet Nova SS 327/350hp L79 is an investment-grade classic that will only continue to appreciate in value as the years pass. 6= 1966!

This rules out the possibilities of “faked” stampings. The 350hp rating was quite conservative to say the least. Not wanting to take a back seat to the other manufacturers, Bridgestone Silvertown 1” white-wall tires, Open the driver’s door and you will find a beautifully restored, black vinyl bucket seat interior w/ 4-speed console, original numbers matching 327/350hp motor, original numbers matching Muncie 4-speed transmission, original numbers matching 3.31 Positraction 12-bolt rear end, original Warranty Protection booklet w/ original Protecto-Plate. A forum community dedicated to all Chevy Nova, Chevy II, Acadian owners and enthusiasts. The car’s original L79 looks untouched and hasn’t been moved since first mated with this chassis nearly half a century ago. Details    |    Pictures    |    Vehicle Locating    |    Shipping    |    Contact Us. This guy is NUTS!

Dad had a vinyl top ss L79 years ago.
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Yes, on this documented original 70k mile real L79, the numbers in the stampings, tags, casting numbers, castings dates, etc all match up on the body cowl tag, title, VIN plate, engine, trans, and rear differential. If your Super Sport Nova came with a floor-shifted transmission, you also received the center console. Don't post your car for sale in the comments.

The big news was the 327/350hp L79 motor now being offered in the Chevy II, which features: 11:1 compression, forged pistons, big-valve heads, and an aluminum intake manifold w/ a 600 cfm Holley 4-barrel carburetor. In factory-stock trim with this engine under the hood, the car was capable of low 15-second ¼-mile e.t.’s.

He also just put on the CCP Mini Subframe,Part # 6267TCA-K, which eliminates the strut rod and adds a 2 pivot lower control arm system. I know its like comparing apples to oranges but let me put these two out there. Further said to be a one owner car, we gather that perhaps the seller isn’t including themselves in the count, but included, unspecified documentation should leave a good paper trail provided it’s as complete as suggested. Also obviously a 1 of 1. Privacy Notice stamped 6W 145222 = last 6 digits of the vin. The Chevy II script at the bottom of the front fender indicates Chevrolet had a change in mind for its compact economy car. The only person that would pay the kind of money will be a plastered fool at BJ Bob The speedo works. This 1966 Chevrolet Nova is a rare Chevy II Nova that is equipped with a 327ci L79 small-block Chevy engine backed by a Muncie 4 speed transmission - Super Chevy Magazine This example is in very nice shape. A very nice example. If you have been searching for a ‘real’ numbers matching & fully documented 1966 Nova SS L79, I’m sure that you realize by now that the search can be quite frustrating as you sift through all of the clones and made-up cars that are being advertised as the real-deal. Again see below for all the decoding and pictures of important stamping and castings.

Before I get into the upgrades, let me tell you the basics about the car: The paint is beautiful and fresh. The transmission appears to have been rebuilt probably the same time as the engine and restoration of the car. This is mostly a survivor of that time in history , but has been continually upgraded throughout time.

Hopefully someone with the guts to drive it cuts a deal–why let a perfectly good car go to waste? However, this year did mark the Nova’s official induction into the muscle car world, as the new Nova benefited from the addition of the L79 option — a 327 cubic-inch V8 with 350 horsepower. So, even if those 652 miles were done a quarter mile at a time, how many of the L79 cars are going to be available with less that 1000 miles on them? Packaged with a base 283 cubic-inch V8, the 1966 Nova SS came with a price of just $2,535.00.

eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'barnfinds_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_1',134,'0','0'])); I believe the production figures were closer to 5500 L79 Nova’s, Who lists an $80,000 car on Craigslist?

Also the weld wheels and new tires, aluminum radiator, an electric fan as well as a manual flex fan. The suspension and brakes take the handling and driveability if this L79 to a new era. The father provided me with all the factory documentation including invoice and Protect-O-Plate. 362 = cast on the sides of the block underneath, these are the last 3 numbers of the block casting number which is on the driver side facing up on the rear of the engine. It is very fun to get pictures of these rear numbers with the engine installed.

On the passenger side. This 1966 Chevrolet Nova is a rare Chevy II Nova that is equipped with a 327ci L79 small-block Chevy engine backed by a Muncie 4 speed transmission - Super Chevy Magazine Again, let me say this is my best guess from my experience and research. 4224 is the tracking number through production, not to be confused with a vin sequence number in 1966.

She fires up instantly w/ the flick of the wrist, sitting @ 1400-1500 rpm while it warms up, and w/ a slight tap of the accelerator goes down to around 800 rpm and idles smoothly. Neat car, but the rarity and low mileage are of no value to me. An original-owner 1966 L79 did battle with the fiercest of Novas By George Mattar from December 2007 issue of Hemmings Motor News. Makes that 1964 Chevelle SS 4 speed ,last week,look like a good deal. The driveshaft looks to be original as does the starter. It also had a heavy-duty suspension, factory air shocks, heavy-duty cooling system and sintered metallic brake linings. You can walk around this L79 Nova SS a hundred times and you will not find a bad angle. 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II L79.


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