1966 Gran Sport - Stenciling it on, doesn't make it so!

Discussion in 'Ebay Parts and Cars' started by Babeola, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Babeola

    Babeola Well-Known Member

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  2. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    At least you could carefully remove the "D" between "GRAN" and "SPORT" if you wanted to...

    I believe the seller -- EAW - ronounces their name "Eew".
     
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  3. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    So your saying my Riv isn't a GSX?
     

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  4. Babeola

    Babeola Well-Known Member

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  5. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    That ol' grandsport would surely look most excellent parked under the harbor fright portable canopy next to the single wide in the mud, with a Bud, and some meth in the bowl. ws
     
  6. gsman66

    gsman66 Only in Texas....

    But you've got to love the lines & design of the 66's! In some of the pics, they captured that well. But WAY too overboard with the stenciling, interior crap, etc.
    Steve
     
  7. Babeola

    Babeola Well-Known Member

    That's why this one made me angry. They found a way to make a great looking car ugly. Also, passing a Skylark vin and a 300 series engine as a Gran Sport is pretty nervy!
     
  8. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    Too much for my taste as well! It's a shame, someone put a ton of work into it.
    But it could be a great looking car again with the chrome replaced and some black spray paint to make the interior and engine compartment more original.
    My first car was a 66 GS that had a funky Maaco paint job on it. The previous owner took it in for a blue with SS stripe paint job and they somehow painted it gold. Here's a pic from when I had it around 1980:
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  9. Babeola

    Babeola Well-Known Member

    Walt, My first car was my mom’s hand-me-down 67 Skylark in gold mist. It looked a lot like that, but had black vinyl top. It had a junkyard 340, St400 and a 3.23 wagon rear by the time i gave it up. My friend had a Chevy 396 in an a-body that could not lose that old Buick. It made him mad he could only inch away from it. I could tuck behind him and stay right there!
     

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