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I have found a 1966 Sedan body that has the V8 vin #,12 bolt rear and the cowl tag also shows 2L on the cowl tag which means this was a orignal 4 speed car. My question is were there any V8 four speed cars with 12 bolts that were not L79 cars in the 100 Sedan. The motor and trans is no longer with the car. I think the car maybe an original L79
 

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Its possible this was an L79 car, but there are documented L30 cars (275HP/327) with 12 bolts.

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Three other things to look for (keeping in mind that we're 46 years down the road...):
1. 3/8" fuel line from the tank forward
2. Fan shroud
3. Dual exhaust hangers on the frame just behind the rear bumper

Again - as posted earlier - a '66 without paperwork will always 'possibly' be an L79 car. There's just no positive way to prove how the car was 'born' without supporting documents.

As to whether or not there were L30 post cars in '66, I'd guess that there were. The L30 option was much easier - and cheaper - to insure because it got the car above the 10-pounds-per-horsepower line that the insurance companies loved so much. For someone who wanted an inexpensive performance car with instant street cred, an L30 sedan would have been a perfect choice.
 

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I have seen the L30 cars in the Coupe's but not in a Sedan not saying they did not do a L30 in a Sedan
A 11411 VIN Chevy II 2 door sedan came standard with a 283CID/195HP V/8. You could upgrade at extra cost to a 220HP/283, 275HP/327 or 350HP/327. All came standard with a 3 speed column mounted manual tranny unless a 4 speed was ordered as a $184.00 option. There were L30s in all body styles of 1966 Chevy IIs including 2 and 4 door sedans and wagons. Because there is no original engine, tranny or paperwork for this car, the mystery may never be solved.

Bob
 
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