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post #1 of 94 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 05, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Earliest LS-5 production build date ?

After reading tidbits of (First LS-6 chevelle production build date) thread ,Nov.19,1969 (11C) seems to be the winner,(second known) AND documented LS-6 chevelle,Dec.09,1969!! What I would like to know is---What is the earliest known Z15 built LS-5 chevelle, and where was it built? Which were the first to hit dealerships in late 1969 or early 1970 (LS5 or LS6 cars)? Thanks, Don
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Earliest 1970 LS-5 Chevelle I have seen was 12/3/69.
Latest was 7/15/70.
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Thanks, mr70 for the info, until recently I had thought Z15 chevelles were being built in july/august 1969 with the start of the 1970 model year.Being 13 years old in "1969" the only chevelles I remember seeing were all the SS396 variety.I remember the Roadrunners, Z-28s, Judges, 442s, RTs, Boss 302s, SS396s but I can not think of even one SS454 Chevelle that ran the streets locally. Luckily, today I own a Leeds built Z15 LS5 (12E) 12-30-1969, and it does get,attention. Probably just like when it was new,running the streets of Tulsa !!! Thanks,Don
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Gotta love them LS-5'S.

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Ours was 12/17 in Van Nuys.
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Just curious but what documentation does the LS6 built in Nov have? Has anyone seen the actual car or the docs?

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the story I heard was that Chuck knew of the car but could never produce the car or any docs.

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I had heard the same, although I heard Chris White also had heard (seen??) about the car/docs. When I asked Jeff Dotterer about the car earlier this year, he hadn't heard about it and told me to his knowledge Chris hadn't either. To his knowledge the 12-9 car is the earliest that anyone has seen the docs on. Now that I don't own it..I'll go on record and say that the 12-9 car is in my opinion the first production car...It has been 4 years of internet exposure and since 1993 that collectors have known about the car, and noone can produce an earlier documented car...In my mind the research points to the 12-9 car being the first of 4475 production cars.. Unfortunatly until docs are verified by people who are "known" the 11C or any other LS6 built prior to 12B doesn't exist. It is so easy in this day and age to throw out "stories" about reported cars, but verifiable info usually separates the real cars.

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Originally posted by ACES1:
The earliest documented LS6 I know of belongs to an ACES Member in Canada. His car was built in the Kansas City (Leeds) plant on November 19, 1969, and shipped to the Royal Oak B.C ramp via rail. The build date is verified on his build sheet, which also carries the hand-written "Pilot Order Z15 LS6" verbage on it in the RPO area. The color is Autumn gold, and it's an automatic car. The cowl tag has an 11C date on it. The engine is stamped T1104 CRR and the "512" block was cast J 31 9. HTH.

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While doing a search on this site I ran across the thread (1st LS-6 production build sheet).After reading this post about the LS-6 chevelles, I thought there might be more information about early built LS-5 cars located somewhere here,but did not find much,anyway this is what I read and therefore I have no proof that the (Nov.19,1969) Leeds built LS-6 exists.!!,Don
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No harm or foul..lol Just merely pointing out that there are way more "stories" of reputed cars than what can be proven.. LS6's will always be a heavily speculated car and whenever the subject comes up about the "first" it is important to separate cars with proven pedigrees and cars that noone seems to have actually seen. The fact of the matter any LS6 or LS5 built in Dec '69 is considered early and are useful records of initial 454 production. Sounds like you have a neat car...I sometimes miss the "pilot" but it is in really good hands..I might have to buy it back for a 3rd time one day though...lol

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09C Interesting..
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1970-...QQcmdZViewItem

A possible Leeds/ B.C. connection?
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09C Interesting..
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1970-...QQcmdZViewItem

A possible Leeds/ B.C. connection?
There is no documentation on that car. A possible clone???

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Most likely, since there seems to be no others (discussed in this thread anyway) prior to November.

The master cylinder looks like one from a prior year rather than a '70 with the rectangle lid.

Someone has gone to great detail.

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I personally would be very skeptical of the Ebay car..it seems odd to me that a car would be built in Sept 69, yet to my knowledge no other car has surfaced within a 2 + month period after that. Sort of like the mythical 11B or 11C LS6.

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My March built LS-5 has a motor dated Sept 9 as per the POP ...so they were making motors that early but not the cars??

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