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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 19, 8:30 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody know this 67 L79?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 19, 1:03 AM
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Re: Anybody know this 67 L79?

No I don't Jeff, but it certainly got my attention!! Looks like a fantastic car, but a few questions are raised, especially for anywhere near that $$. I suspect it has some stories to tell!
Lots of pix but they could be waay better!
Block stamp looks ok but needs to have the paint removed for a better look. By coincidence the engine build date is the same as one of mine.

Why do these cars pop up when I'm jammed up for time? It's two hours from me.

Augy, where are you?? You have to know this car?!

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Re: Anybody know this 67 L79?

Just saw this post this morning. Was very surprised to see the car is practically in my back yard. Never saw or heard of it before now. Just proves that so many of these cars are stashed away and NEVER come out of hiding. Ad says it's a 72 year old guy selling off his collection. Wonder what else he's got under those car covers.....

If anyone wants a closer look, I'm available.

Derek, have you ever heard of this one?
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Re: Anybody know this 67 L79?

If you are into stock survivors, this one is an amazing honey with the right stuff for stripped-down-go-fast. $129,000 is a ton, but you can't find such originality very easily if at all, plus that L-79 was ordered for the strip yet spared the indignities & breakage of all-out racing.

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 19, 8:51 AM
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Beautiful car for sure,while looking through the pictures I see in one of the pic's inside the left side of the trunk it looks like there is some type of filler panel between the trunk floor and the quarter panel. It looks like it was installed before the spatter coat was applied? Is this a "67" thing? Anybody(Jeff)seen this on a "66"? My "66" Fisher Body manual and AIM are down @my shop so I thought I'd ask while looking @ this post.
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Re: Anybody know this 67 L79?

I think what you are seeing is the trunk drop-off. Common to the 66's as well. They are welded to the trunk floor, and they fill in most of the gap between the trunk floor and the quarter panel. They also extend downward and are welded to the bottom most edge of the quarter panel.

They kinda create a "never-never land" where if something fell down into the small gap between the drop-offs and the quarter panel; it'll remain lost forever. I found all kinds of stuff in that area when I tore my '66 apart; a small screwdriver, pens & pencils, some nails and some screws, and of course a little spare change.
There is a small access hole leading into this "never-never land" area from the rear, but they have cap plugs over them. I suppose you could fish things out thru this hole if you needed to.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 19, 11:56 PM
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Looks like there are air shocks on the rear.??
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 19, 6:59 AM
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I would like to know the story behind this car like Bill. The seat belts are not original. It looks like some painted under the car rear springs are black. Appears to be 2 quarter sized holes in the firewall. The oil fill tube is turned. The alternator rear upper support is painted black, should be orange. You would think the original exhaust would be on the car with only 8K miles.
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Re: Anybody know this 67 L79?

I figure the low mileage & the strictly strip-oriented drivetrain (4.88s!), this car was probably fitted with some go-fast stuff then was put back to stock later.
Sure is a nice car for a purist. As Bob pointed out there are a few odds & ends to address if you are fussy.

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Derek, have you ever heard of this one?
Nope. Never seen that one before, and I don't recognize the garage either as being from any of the local collections I have seen.

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I would like to know the story behind this car like Bill.
The name on the Protect-O-Plate came up on Google that he passed away in 1996 at the age of 49. He would have been 21 when he bought the car. The ad shows a sheet saying it was bought from an estate, so I would guess the original owner kept it until his death.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...owell-j-larson

The name caught my eye, as I know someone else with the same name.
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The seat belts are not original.

What makes you say that? Look good to me, for a late car.

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Re: Anybody know this 67 L79?

Picture #21 shows the blue / silver GM sticker on the door. I'm assuming this is correct for this '67.

Did they ever put this sticker on any late 66's, or was this something that was started in 67?

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Picture #21 shows the blue / silver GM sticker on the door. I'm assuming this is correct for this '67.

Did they ever put this sticker on any late 66's, or was this something that was started in 67?

Sticker is correct. Was NOT used on 66's.


Also note that some of the door latch screws still have blue paint on them, and the others show there used to be paint that has flaked off (and flaked over onto the door itself too). If this car were from any other plant, or built earlier, that would be a red flag for a repaint. However, the KC plant did start installing the latches (and screws) before paint some time before late June of 67. I have an unrestored original paint KC 67 SS that is 06E with painted latches and screws, and my KC 67 L78 elcamino is 07D and had original deepwater blue paint on the latches and screws (under the black repaint), with no paint or primer of any kind underneath the screw heads.

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Re: Anybody know this 67 L79?

Great info., Jeff. Thank you!

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