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Old 11-09-2017, 05:10 PM   #14401  
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This was Ford's first effort at a Muscle Car. The one year only 390/375 HP solid lifter engine with mandatory 4 speed.
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:25 AM   #14403  
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:33 AM   #14404  
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Why do so many restored cars have the engine callout emblems in the wrong place?

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Old 11-10-2017, 08:48 AM   #14405  
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Was this 1967 GTO an export car? Side marker lights came on the 1968 models not the 1967s


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Was this 1967 GTO an export car? Side marker lights came on the 1968 models not the 1967s


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Not sure, Lee.

My first thought is that it may have been one of the actual export builds (very rare), but the trim tag clearly shows it was built at the Pontiac home plant. The only way to tell if it was actually ordered as an export would be the Billing History Card. An export car would have the New York zone office, listed as GM Overseas Distributors, as the dealer code.

I doubt those marker lights are anything Pontiac did, but you never know. Because there is no mention of anything unusual about this car in the ad, my guess is that a previous owner put those marker lights at some point.

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Old 11-10-2017, 03:05 PM   #14407  
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Dual Band Whitewalls were not an option on the 1969 GS400 (or any Buick). They were a 1970 model option on most GM cars. Chevrolet did introduce them to the industry on their 1969 Caprice as standard equipment (AFAIK)


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Not often seen: 1969 GS400 RPO: D90 Sport Stripes

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Word of advice to the owner; never use a cheap 1/18 die-cast as a reference for applying a stripe to a classic muscle car.

I believe the stripe was an option, but standard on all W-30's. I also recall that the 4-4-2 emblems were in a slightly different position if the stripe was to be applied to allow the numerals to be centered within the stripe. Without re-positioning the numerals, the stripe is too far forward (like this one). Hundreds of restos are running around with this error, and I think it drives the Olds purists (and especially the 1968 442 fans) crazy.

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Old 11-10-2017, 08:29 PM   #14412  
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This is the regular 442 front fender.



This is the front fender that was standard on either the W30 which had the W36 Rallye Paint Stripes included or a regular 442 with option W36. You can see the difference as to the placement of the 4-4-2 numbers on the fender. This is one of those Muscle Car Mysteries: why did Olds use two different front fenders - they could have just used the W30 front fenders
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:37 PM   #14413  
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This 442 should have the W36 stripes - but they were left off when the car was restored.
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:41 PM   #14414  
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:46 PM   #14415  
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All the 1968 442s that have the W36 Rallye Stripes that I have looked at, I figure 50% are in the wrong position. And as this car has them -
approx. 25% have body colored painted Super Stock II wheels (RPO: N66) which didn't appear as an option until the 1971 models (as Super Stock III - RPO: N67). BTW - 1968 was the first year for N66.
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