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other than a build sheet or original window sticker, how can a basket case 1966 L79 ss built in the US be identified?

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We need a little more info, Frank. What does this 'basket case' still have that is original? Engine? Tranny? Rearend?

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We need a little more info, Frank. What does this 'basket case' still have that is original? Engine? Tranny? Rearend?

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I'm not sure Bob, since I have not seen the car - its 1500 miles away. A friend is in Fla, saw the car and was "told" by the seller is a numbers L79 car. Even if we get engine trans and rear id #'s, without build sheet, there still is no way to know that they were installed in that car from the factory - correct?

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Hi Frank, you are correct. You only can tell by original build sheets and documentation. Everything else can be correct to a L 79 but documentation is the only way you can prove if it is a L 79.
 

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I'm not sure Bob, since I have not seen the car - its 1500 miles away. A friend is in Fla, saw the car and was "told" by the seller is a numbers L79 car. Even if we get engine trans and rear id #'s, without build sheet, there still is no way to know that they were installed in that car from the factory - correct?

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He might get lucky and find a partial VIN on the engine pad that matches the car. Most didn't have this, but some did. Otherwise, a 'so called L79' without any proof is always suspect.

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thanks guys. Seems like everywhere I turn there are L79's showing up. In 66 they only built about 5k of them and I swear there are at least a dozen still alive here in Rochester. Kinda like the Woodstock syndrome. Years after the concert/love-in seemed like everyone who was breathing back in the 60's "said" they were there:D...Dude, I need documentation.

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