Its rough as a night in jail!
I figured if anyone would know it'd be you! Don't guess I've ever seen a 100 series post car advertised as having l79 engine.You could order RPO L79 in any 1966 Chevy II model.
These ads are hilarious. The L79 was an engine, not a body.
Probably the one below. Real deal. A similar red L79 2 door sedan was owned by Carl Riegger.i remember a red sedan with L-79 in Hemmings Muscle Machines quite awhile ago. it was pretty awesome, actually. cloth bench seat, too, if memory serves...
Hearing that is of real value, since 50+ years later we lose touch with the fact these were cars purchased by everyday people with jobs, families, responsibilities and budgets. These were not (normally) hobby purchases or investments. It was a big part of someone(s) life for a time.I saw a '68 Biscayne once, still in the hands of the original owner, with a 427 in it and a 3-speed on the column. Why? He said he really wanted the 427, and after that option, ran out of money to afford anything else on it, so he got his engine, and everything else was bare bones.
More often than not, your last sentence is the reason the no extra charge 3 speed ended up in a Chevy II L79. The 4 speed was a $200 option on top of the $200 for RPO L79. Big bucks in 1966. Some buyers only had the money for the 2 door sedan with the L79 engine. Probably thought they would put a 4 speed in when they could afford it.Agreed. I get the ordering on the 100 series L79 as a race car or even a sleeper, but there must be a story behind the Acadian. A few L79 cars were built with a 3-speed--column, of course--but I'd like to know why that was chosen, as that had to be an ordered car. I saw a '68 Biscayne once, still in the hands of the original owner, with a 427 in it and a 3-speed on the column. Why? He said he really wanted the 427, and after that option, ran out of money to afford anything else on it, so he got his engine, and everything else was bare bones.