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Lot`s of paint on her, attempting to find a original side stripe



SS Grille



Parts removed....







The mascot, I bet he can tell a lot of stories of this Chevelle



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You would have to work pretty darn hard to screw this car up any farther.

Talk about a total cliche weekend warrior.

 

Lucky it is in good hands.



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Yes, indeed.....Rick Pauley is the CHOICE car guy to own this rare Black L78 SS396 300 Deluxe Post Sedan Chevelle.

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Awesome photos, Guys. Keep up the great work.

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Glad to see another Chevelle found and saved. 

I do have one question..........how do you know it's an L78 car?   Was the VIN researched?



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Randy,

I sent you a pm.

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Randy,

Great talking with you, keep in touch.

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Hurry up I want to see that BACK IN BLACK....

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After a complete gutting of the interior, including the rollbar, found evidence of driveshafts being lost and hitting the floor in both the front and back of the tunnel.





Rollbar that was welded to the floor.





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man, this poor ol post car has been mistreated, must've been a sale on turq blue paint somewhere



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That poor old shell is going to need a lot of Southern sheet metal  welded in      

of course, if you  "just" replace the floors, and trunk, and door skins, and quarters, and inners, and the door skins, and the fenders, and hood, and inner fenders,rear centre panel, the the car will still be all original  biggrin

 

(theres a story there)



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Yeah, this poor old shell will need everything except the door skins on your list, and could save the fenders, but hey it's worth saving because of the rarity.
I hope to have it at the bodyshop as soon as he finishes another 69 post sedan SS he's currently doing.
I'll show the progress as he digs into it.

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thanks rick, (and dan!) looking forward to this resto smile

 



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Guys, I just have to ask this question:


Would this car be worth more as a Historical Race Car (if you found the history) or a Stock L78 300?

I've seen this situation before:


A 63 FI Stingray, West Coast SCCA Championship Car found with race number (history available from SCCA). Restore to stock or race?

The correct value answer would be restore to race.

Just my 2 cents, Jeb



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my goodness, that 3(!) point rollbar welded only to the floor would have probably only added to the danger in a racing rollover once it broke away and bouced around in the interior pummelling the driver!



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Unless that car was raced by someone significant, I think restored back to stock would be my choice as far as VALUE goes. I don't remember any "big names" racing a '69 post L78, but it could have been a local favorite somewhere. I guess that car, if raced as a "new" car, meaning in 1969 or thereabouts, would have been in B/S, or maybe even A/S depending on the exact weight and how the engine was presented. Like I said, I don't recall anyone as a consistent class winner or record holder in that configuration and based on that, my recommendation would be a "stock" restoration. Now, I am an "old" racer, and still play around with it a little, so I DO appreciate a "Day Two" style car, and am finishing up a frame-off that way---nothing that can't be changed with some wrenching and a couple of afternoons. I would LOVE to see that car done-up with some "period" correct race stuff, but done tastefully and detailed to the MAX, with some SLICK black paint. I can envision that car with a mile-deep coat of black, some Cragar SS wheels, M&H cheaters in the rear and 7:10 Stahl front tires, white coated headers, cool can, some class winner stickers on the rear 1/4 glass, Hurst Shifter, line-lock, chrome rear end cover, ladder bars, tow-tabs, I think you all get the idea. BUT, all that stuff is bolt-on and can easily be removed with minimal work.
Thoughts????????????????????????

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JEB OLDS wrote:

Guys, I just have to ask this question:


Would this car be worth more as a Historical Race Car (if you found the history) or a Stock L78 300?

I've seen this situation before:


A 63 FI Stingray, West Coast SCCA Championship Car found with race number (history available from SCCA). Restore to stock or race?

The correct value answer would be restore to race.

Just my 2 cents, Jeb



-- Edited by JEB OLDS on Wednesday 20th of February 2013 03:03:30 PM


    By looking at  the fab work, there is no way the original racer of this car has any significance.



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Back in 2006 I saw .....The most famous L78 SS396 300 Deluxe Post Sedan Drag Car (GM Reject) with Drag Car History SOLD at Mecum St. Charles, IL for $142K......It as restored back to 100% original condition. My opionion is that this rare Post Sedan would not have nearly sold for this much if left alone in it`s Drag Race State, or even if it were restored to its former Drag Race Appearance.

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Dave Siltman wrote:

Unless that car was raced by someone significant, I think restored back to stock would be my choice as far as VALUE goes. I don't remember any "big names" racing a '69 post L78, but it could have been a local favorite somewhere. I guess that car, if raced as a "new" car, meaning in 1969 or thereabouts, would have been in B/S, or maybe even A/S depending on the exact weight and how the engine was presented. Like I said, I don't recall anyone as a consistent class winner or record holder in that configuration and based on that, my recommendation would be a "stock" restoration. Now, I am an "old" racer, and still play around with it a little, so I DO appreciate a "Day Two" style car, and am finishing up a frame-off that way---nothing that can't be changed with some wrenching and a couple of afternoons. I would LOVE to see that car done-up with some "period" correct race stuff, but done tastefully and detailed to the MAX, with some SLICK black paint. I can envision that car with a mile-deep coat of black, some Cragar SS wheels, M&H cheaters in the rear and 7:10 Stahl front tires, white coated headers, cool can, some class winner stickers on the rear 1/4 glass, Hurst Shifter, line-lock, chrome rear end cover, ladder bars, tow-tabs, I think you all get the idea. BUT, all that stuff is bolt-on and can easily be removed with minimal work.
Thoughts????????????????????????

 

Dave, I like your thinking as I'd like to restore the car back stock all the way, but after I show it off a little, then add some bolt-ons for the day-2 theme, we'll see.


 



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This is my favorite reject.

The window trim, stripe, vinyl top, and bumperettes really make it.

Ryan

 

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