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Username Post: 74 Lptaguna 454 4 speed with numbers matching        (Topic#323649)
vance hull 
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Reg: 04-17-15
04-17-15 11:49 PM - Post#2540511    

Need production numbers of how many 74 Laguna s3 454 4 speed numbers matching cars were manufactured. Reason we're asking is we just purchased one by accident. It has the letter Z in the Vin tag and appears it was made in Canada and delivered and sold in California. Not sure it's worth anything, my wife wants me to turn it into a ratrod. I told her it's too nice of a car to do that.
My actual plans are to do a full frame off restoration so everyone can enjoy. Please give me your thoughts be fore my wife gets the chop saw out.
The car is numbers matching with a solid body, clean interior no cracks in the dash pad w/AC, carpet and seats are awesome headliner is perfect. The plastic door panels not so good.
A lot of nos parts came with the purchase. There is a brand new never used totally perfect 4 speed speedometer still in the box, couldn't believe my eyes. I need serious offers and or trades of equal value. Anybody interested message us at
Vancekimhull@gmail.com or call 608-302-0279



 


Butcher 318 
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Butcher 318
Loc: Ft Wayne, Indiana
Reg: 06-29-04
04-19-15 11:06 PM - Post#2540955    
    In response to vance hull

Canada keeps very good records, you might try to get a production packet from GM Canada. I want to say something like 600 74 Laguna S3 4 spd cars were made but I can't remember.

I found this at the 73-77 Chevelle page.

"You can get a "Restoration Kit" from General Motors for absolutly no cost to you but a couple mintues of your time and a little willingness to supply them with some simple information regarding your car.
Call 1-800-222-1020. Be ready to supply the year, make, model and VIN of your car. They take down the information and they mail you out this really cool, thick packet of information that includes specs, option lists, car club listings and a booklet of aftermarket parts manufacturers and distributors. You don't even have to pay for the phone call! It doesn't get any better than this!"



http://www.hemmings.com/mus/stories/2006/11/0 1/hmn...


Edited by Butcher 318 on 04-19-15 11:09 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Keith Seymore 
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Keith Seymore
Loc: Southeast Michigan
Reg: 09-17-08
04-21-15 04:21 AM - Post#2541256    
    In response to vance hull

  • vance hull Said:
Need production numbers of how many 74 Laguna s3 454 4 speed numbers matching cars were manufactured. Reason we're asking is we just purchased one by accident. It has the letter Z in the Vin tag and appears it was made in Canada and delivered and sold in California. Not sure it's worth anything, my wife wants me to turn it into a ratrod. I told her it's too nice of a car to do that.
My actual plans are to do a full frame off restoration so everyone can enjoy. Please give me your thoughts be fore my wife gets the chop saw out.
The car is numbers matching with a solid body, clean interior no cracks in the dash pad w/AC, carpet and seats are awesome headliner is perfect. The plastic door panels not so good.
A lot of nos parts came with the purchase. There is a brand new never used totally perfect 4 speed speedometer still in the box, couldn't believe my eyes. I need serious offers and or trades of equal value. Anybody interested message us at
Vancekimhull@gmail.com or call 608-302-0279



If the letter "Z" is the plant code then that would designate the Fremont California plant.

I have the GM of Canada docs for my car, which was built in Oshawa for US consumption.

Here is the link for GM of Canada Vintage Vehicle services (George Zapora): http://www.vintagevehicleservices.com/

K

Chevelle Intro: http://www.popularhotrodding.com/features/1005phr_...
My Pontiacs: http://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/forums/showthr...
Pickup: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?...


 
Keith Seymore 
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Keith Seymore
Loc: Southeast Michigan
Reg: 09-17-08
04-21-15 10:54 AM - Post#2541347    
    In response to Keith Seymore

VIN decode:

https://service.gm.com/dealerworld/vincards/ pdf/vi...

K

Chevelle Intro: http://www.popularhotrodding.com/features/1005phr_...
My Pontiacs: http://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/forums/showthr...
Pickup: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?...


 
cateyes59 
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cateyes59
Loc: calgary, AB Canada
Reg: 10-07-00
06-15-20 09:01 PM - Post#2796468    
    In response to vance hull

1258 454 74 lagunas built for Canada need to order your General Motors of Canada restoration build sheet. They'll break it down for how many transmissions in four Speed.

1959 el camino 1959 delivery 1960 impala 2HDTP 1960 nomad CANADIAN 348CI AH!! 1973 ss el camino


 
wagonman100 
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Loc: Baltimore, MD
Reg: 11-27-04
06-24-20 03:07 PM - Post#2797115    
    In response to cateyes59

Even though it

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 


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