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Old 23rd-November-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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Another L79 (?) They're coming out of the woodwork!

In addition to the Novas that jd128 listed earlier, this one has been added to the Mecum consignment list at Kansas City. I love the color combo, which is the same as the L30 my dad bought new in '66.

It APPEARS to be a '66 L79. The restoration is to a pretty high standard. It does have either a '67 or replacement hood, an incorrect radiator and is lacking the correct battery hold-down. It also appears to be an original heater-delete car. (Which MIGHT explain the radiator, but I doubt it.) The odd thing is that there is NO description appearing with the photos on Mecum's website...

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_de...=&startRow=181
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Old 23rd-November-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
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May be missing a few items to make it correct but I think it is a beautiful car.
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Old 23rd-November-2012, 07:06 PM   #3
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Nova L79

It really is a nice example isn't it. Funny never been much for that color but it looks so good on this car.
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Old 23rd-November-2012, 07:43 PM   #4
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Has a heater delete on it tho ( something that isnt seen everyday ) ....

Under carriage looks spotless.....
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Old 23rd-November-2012, 10:06 PM   #5
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Wow! Nice looking car and love the color, but doesn't include 'L79' in the description. If it's a real heater delete it would be coded as option C48 on the cowl tag. Also, I doubt the 2L (4 speed) and LL (Tropic Turquoise) would have been crayoned on the firewall, because these codes would already have been on the cowl tag. Besides, they never crayoned them so carefully. A little over restored IMO.

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Old 24th-November-2012, 06:33 PM   #6
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THE COLOR IS SPECTACULAR, I WOULDN'T CHANGE A THING! MAYBE BRAKES AND SUSPENSION AND THAT'S IT!








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Old 24th-November-2012, 10:10 PM   #7
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Old 24th-November-2012, 10:28 PM   #8
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As much as I like pro touring and race or race-styled cars...I really like this one. Looks very nice
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Old 24th-November-2012, 10:35 PM   #9
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That is one nice car.What is there not to like about an L/79?
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Old 25th-November-2012, 03:27 PM   #10
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Very Nice 66 SS!! I think somebody on SNS should buy it for me since I'm a nice guy!! Thanks in advance!!

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Old 25th-November-2012, 04:01 PM   #11
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Very Nice 66 SS!! I think somebody on SNS should buy it for me since I'm a nice guy!! Thanks in advance!!

OK, I will, but I'll need your account number!
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Old 25th-November-2012, 04:33 PM   #12
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Car is stunning. Over restored, under restored, can't make everyone happy. Learned that a long time ago.
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Old 27th-November-2012, 04:08 PM   #13
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That is one nice car.What is there not to like about an L/79?
Well, here's what Car Life magazine didn't like when they did their Nova SS L79 road test in 1966......inadequate tires, hard to shift Muncie 4 speed, inadequate brakes (even worse with power booster), sway bar rubber bushings shredded before 1000 miles and slow 4.5 turn lock-to-lock steering. Overall, they thought the car was very good. They even liked the handling. They also made reference to the Chevy II being the base for the soon to be released 'Panther' which of course turned out to be the Camaro.

Interestingly, MotorTrend passed on road testing the L79 in favour of an L30 SS with PG, because they thought it would be more interesting to the reader who had a family and was conscious of gas mileage. This was still what the Chevy II was all about in 1966....a family economy car.

Another interesting thing about the Car Life article, nowhere was the term 'L79' used, nor were options referred to by their RPO numbers. It would be about another 20 years before the collectors realized what these cars really were and started to identify them by their L79 RPO number.

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To bad the 66-67 body style didn't get the subframe like the Camaro and 3rd gen's did.
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Old 29th-November-2012, 10:43 PM   #15
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To bad the 66-67 body style didn't get the subframe like the Camaro and 3rd gen's did.
They sorta did... there both removable
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