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Old 07-26-2005, 08:57 PM
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Default NOVA L79 WAGON????

DID THEY EVER BUILD ONE ???
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Old 07-26-2005, 09:00 PM
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Not that I know of. The L79 was available in the 2 door post, 2 door coupe, and SS models, but to my knowledge not available in 4 door or wagon models.
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Old 07-26-2005, 09:43 PM
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If you look at a 1966 Chevrolet order guide it shows the L79 motor as available on all ChevyII models with no exclusions, at least at that source. Remember, we do know 350hp in 66 and 325hp in 67 motors were in Chevelle wagons so why not Nova ?
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No 327 350Hp in any 66 Chevelle. Not Available. In 65,67 and 68 Yes. But for some unknown Reason not in 66.
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Old 07-27-2005, 06:46 PM
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No 327 350Hp in any 66 Chevelle. Not Available. In 65,67 and 68 Yes. But for some unknown Reason not in 66.
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My understanding is that in 1966, because the Chevelle was debuting with it's BIG BLOCK 396. ( 65 Z-16 was sort of the testing of the waters for this ) All 66 SS Chevelles would be getting as a Base engine; 396/325hp. This was Chevy's big dog so ta speak, so it didn't seem to make sense for them to sell a 66 Chevelle L-79 which would essentially have more HP than their New Base model SS. So, the L-79 was not, to my knowledge, released for Chevelles in 1966, but then was offerred in 1967 Chevelles.

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The book Chevy Super Sports 1961-1976 by Terry V.Boyce says:In mid year of 1966 the L-79 was available as an option for the Malibu and SS Chevelle.Then it go's on and says that it was possible to approimate an SS-style car with the 327 350hp L-79.Then it says;There is no way to determine how many of these RPO L-79's were built;they are not listed in the 1966 option production book.So it was available in the 1966 Chevelle.
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Old 07-26-2005, 10:40 PM
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Jenkins told us that he drove to N.Y. to look at a 66 wagon with the heavy duty towing package that consisted of a 327/350hp motor, 4 speed and posi rear. This was in the 80's when he had a non SS 66 350hp car that he was going to restore. I saw that 66 car Grump had. Said the wagon was original owner, but he wanted to much for it. He said to Pete and I that you could virtually get anything you wanted back then as long as you knew what to ask for and if you had a good salesman. Those wagons must exist.
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Default Re: NOVA L79 WAGON????

The paperwork says that it was available, but as far as I know there are no documented examples. Sort of like LS7 'velles.
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Old 07-26-2005, 11:33 PM
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I never saw it I just know that Grump went to look at one in N.Y. Sometimes in the old days things were listed as heavy duty instead of high performance. (with the same options) He wanted to buy it but to expensive he said. I guess he lost interest and did sell his 66 non SS car he was going to restore. This was in the 80's.
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Old 07-27-2005, 05:48 PM
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Default Re: NOVA L79 WAGON????

I believe there was a post a year or two ago on this board, where someone said that an Electric-company in the midwest had ordered L-79 wagons. I believe he stated that they had Hurst shifters delivered to the factory to be installed in the cars.

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