: tag & engine ?
Aug 7th, 00, 03:21 PM
A friend of mine just bought a X66D80 body,rough shape,no engine, no tran's, has 12 bolt rear,but has potential.The only thing I could tell him is that it was a Base 396 car with louver's,black body sill & black rear panel.Anyway he ask me to ask you guy's if there was a way we could be able to tell if it was a COPO 427 car? And if any X66 car's were COPO's?
NOTHING LIKE A 69 !!!!!
Aug 7th, 00, 04:47 PM
I think some of the early Yenko's were coded X66 or X22 and they did the engine swap to put in the 427. Kurt should have some more information on this or check out the Yenko site. I just found it in Jerry MacNeish's book, X66 was used on the first 50 Yenkos built during the first 2 weeks in Jan 69. Have your friend check his build date.
Jeff H - 93 Indy 500 Pace Car, Hugger Orange 69 Z28 with JL8 brakes & crossram
Aug 7th, 00, 04:59 PM
99.9% chance it's "just" a SS 396 car. Check the rear end code. The COPO would be "BE". Most COPO's would be X-44 or X-11, but as mentioned some of the early Yenkos were coded differently. The Yenko serial numbers are generally known so it would be easy to sort it out.
Aug 8th, 00, 02:26 AM
First you would need to post the vin and trim tag numbers to make sure they line up (nothing has been changed) We can also check dates ect from that info. As already mentioned you need to get the rear end information to make sure it lines up with the build date. Most of the COPO's were stripped with no guages ect. What does this car have for options? Post some numbers and info and we can go from there. Sounds like a decent purchase
Aug 8th, 00, 05:15 PM
I didn't get the vin # the other night because I didn't think it would tell any info beside's having either an 6 cyl or 8 cyl & where it stood in the production line.
I did however do the pencil & paper trick on the cowl tag. It read's as follow's 12437nor108818 TR 711 71 71PNT 09A X66D80
I know what these #'s mean, but I don't know how you can figure out if it would be a COPO buy looking at this info.
standard black interior
Leman's blue on Leman's blue
1st week of Sept.
Base car with SS396(rear Fender louver's, black rear panel & body seal)
The only other info I know right know is that it had a clutch and the basic dash (speedo & fuel gauge).The console, if it had one it dosen't now.It also has power front disk brake's,& still has the original master with bleeder's at the line insert.And still has original proporting (hex) valve.
I told him about the casting (BE) for the rear,he said he would check & call me tomorrow.It's ashame, & make's me sick to see some IDIOT strip this car the way they did. They should be stripped of there manly j-----. -----------------
NOTHING LIKE A 69 !!!!!
[This message has been edited by Pat's 69's (edited 08-08-2000).]
Aug 9th, 00, 02:49 AM
Based on the date 09A, it's most likely an SS396, not a COPO since the Yenkos would have been January cars. Being that is has the X66 and D80, it would be a Sept 69 build since they didn't start using the X codes until Nov or Dec 68.
Aug 9th, 00, 03:10 AM
As Jeff said, based on the build date it's an SS 396 car. An easy clue w/out getting under the car is look at the front grill. Black = SS car. The Z-28's, COPO's, and base cars got the silver one. That is if it wasn't changed out of course.
Aug 9th, 00, 06:27 AM
The 2 things I would check:
single or dual fuel lines?
If it had a console, there would be the special riv-nuts still attached to the floor to bolt the console down.
I'd also be interested in the VIN when you get a chance.
Aug 9th, 00, 10:30 AM
The date looks incorrect for a X66 Yenko and the Yenkos had a 140 speedometer.