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Yesterday was a good day.... I drove to Detroit and picked up my next newest restoration project....a very rare Canadian Built 1969 Convertible Chevelle.

I contacted our very own Larry Hornsby....Larry was nice enough to meet me at the shop. When I told Larry the name of the shop and the shop owners name....well, you guessed it....Larry was good friends with the shop owner....Leigh Scott.

Another terrific surprise of the day was when Leigh was showing me around his shop....he unveiled a car that was under a car cover....well to my total surprise.....it was my clients former 1966 Biscayne Police Car that I had placed pictures of on here a few years back. Wow, what a nice surprise. Leigh is doing a great job of restoring the car. He has been able to find a lot of the hard to find parts for the Police Car....the police antenna, the lights, the rubber floor mat. Leigh is doing an awesome job on this very special Biscayne. Look for it at MCACN in the next few years.

Larry, I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH. Larry (on his day off) came to help me load all of the parts and the Chevelle onto the trailer and help send me off on my way back home. Larry you are a true friend. I AM VERY BLESSED TO HAVE GREAT CAR GUYS IN MY CORNER.

NOTICE, as I first do on every 1969 Chevelle......remove a discard the plastic cowl covers, URGH!

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Wow, what a great car! Looks like a guy could drive it as it is. Look forward to see how you make it even better!

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I agree. Great car and great guys on this site helping each other out. Dan, explain the cowl screen issue to me, what is the deal? Incorrect repops? No screens are supposed to be there?

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Great project, too easy for you

Where did this Chevelle get purchased new? (Have you got the VVS Docs?)

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The car looks like a very nice start. Was the Biscayne police car a New Mexico Highway Patrol car?

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Clarkie wrote:

The car looks like a very nice start. Was the Biscayne police car a New Mexico Highway Patrol car?


Correct, she was indeed

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My brother an I went to look at the car. I thought his $7500 asking price was too steep for what it needed. Solid car though.  I will be interested to see both the Biscayne and the Chevelle convertible finished.



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Clanceman427 wrote:

I agree. Great car and great guys on this site helping each other out. Dan, explain the cowl screen issue to me, what is the deal? Incorrect repops? No screens are supposed to be there?


The plastic cowl screens were not part of the RPO for the 1969 Chevelle. These plastic cowl screens were not used by GM until 1971-72. There were other type of cowl screens used by GM....but all the others there were made of several different types of a metal mesh screen.

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Awesome Dan, very nice looking Chevelle, looking forward to seeing some more pictures.

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Postsedan wrote:
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I agree. Great car and great guys on this site helping each other out. Dan, explain the cowl screen issue to me, what is the deal? Incorrect repops? No screens are supposed to be there?


The plastic cowl screens were not part of the RPO for the 1969 Chevelle. These plastic cowl screens were not used by GM until 1971-72. There were other type of cowl screens used by GM....but all the others there were made of several different types of a metal mesh screen.

Dan


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Postsedan wrote:
Clarkie wrote:

The car looks like a very nice start. Was the Biscayne police car a New Mexico Highway Patrol car?


Correct, she was indeed

Dan


 Is it not a Tennessee Patrol car? Not that it really matters, but if it's the car I think it is...



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Dan it was my pleasure to help you! Anytime spent with good car guys is a great day in my book! Nice to see you!
Darth I do believe you are correct it is a Tennessee Patrol Car , Leigh showed me some pictures and I'm pretty positive on that I will check into it and let you know for sure.
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Actually, by coincidence the owner and I just finished a phone call a minute or two ago. One of the things we talked about was the Biscayne and he confirmed it's a Tennessee Patrol car. What a cool car and how neat will that be seeing it restored with all the original equipment back on it, including an NOS cherry on top!

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Mass confusion.....yes, Tennessee Police Car that was found in New Mexico.

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Ah, that 'splains it!

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Wow. Can not wait to see the project as it goes along. Will your client be willing to share the restoration as you go.
If not. Completely understandable.

When I was in high school there was a 69 rag top similar to that one in the neighbourhood.
That one here. Just brought some memories back.







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Postsedan wrote:
Clarkie wrote:

The car looks like a very nice start. Was the Biscayne police car a New Mexico Highway Patrol car?


Correct, she was indeed

 

Does the highway patrol car look anything like this one? cryno

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I hope that Policeman survived with only cuts and bruises

I personally have survived a much worse roll-over

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Car looks like you could flip it over, refill fluids and drive away. I bet he survived just fine, with a red face.



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Car looks like you could flip it over, refill fluids and drive away. I bet he survived just fine, with a red face.



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 yeah, I know.  The battery didn't even disconnect, the headlights are still on :)



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