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Hey guys bought a 1966 chevy nova a month or so ago the guy I bought it from had it for over 30 years it only has 25000 actual miles I bought it as a true 118 ss the guy told nothing has ever been changed only power disc brakes added the last 6 digits match the vin it has a 12 bolt rearend and 327 motor and 4 speed muncie it he claims it's a L79 car anyone have any knowledge on this thanks in advance
 

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I don't know anything about the history of your car...but I really like it!! It's one of my favorite years, and colors! There is just something special about a marina blue 66 SS L79 4-speed. My dad had one just like yours in the late 70's when I was an early teen and it made quite the impact on me. Sadly, I never did get to drive it but it sure was a blast riding with him in it.:yes::yes:
 

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I see now that it's a ZI and that the vin matches your vin. Wow, what a find. See NovaResource.net for Vin decode and engine decode info.
 

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I've decoded the cowl tag and engine numbers on nova resource as far as I ca tell it comes up as a 327/350
 

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Just wanted to see what everyone else thought with the numbers matching and I know that would be a very rare and hard find
 

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Looks like you snagged a 'real deal' L79. Engine matches the car's VIN and build date of the car. Unless there's some original paperwork, that's about the best you can do for proof on a U.S. built car. The L79 Chevy II did not have a rad spacer. Not sure how that got in there. Has the car had a re-paint? You probably already know that in 1966 rally wheels and red lines weren't available. Easy fix if you want to make it correct. Congrats on the car. Great find!

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Yeah not completely convinced of the L79 thing but I do have some other paperwork that came with the car havent had time to go through it yet and yes it has had a repaint but it has all original metal even the floors are original but was happy to see the numbers match and the casting number on the rearend comes back as a L79 I guess it's an interesting car to say the least
 

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The front seats never had new covers put on them shows very light wear and the rest of the car I believe the miles to be true everything works as it should original wiring in very good condition original body panels
 

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If my memory serves me right, those Chevy II's were known as "hemi-killers.. With a stiff set of gears, that little car would beat anything.... Nice car.
 

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I found a partial build sheet between the springs and jute of the rear seat during the tear down stage. Don't remember if it was the lower or upper piece. Only a partial sheet because the nesting rats ate the other half! Don't know if it would give you any more detail. Great looking car!
 

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Yeah Dave I couldn鈥檛 believe it myself I kept looking at all the numbers for a week and it all matches just didn鈥檛 think I would ever find a numbers matching car where I鈥檓 at here in ohio and the L79 is just a bonus I have had a few people hounding me to buy it daily now and I tell them I bought it to keep
 
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