Originally Posted by invader wagon
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.
62 Acadian Convertible-Sold
63 Nova SS Convertible
66 Nova SS L79 Canadian Built-Sold
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2007 Shelby GT500
The Canadian L79 Registry