68 400 PR code

Discussion in 'Lost and Found' started by bamboo72, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. bamboo72

    bamboo72 Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to find what car this engine did come from? Story behind it is the husband and wife had a 69 stage1 convertible. She had no idea until his passing, there was this engine. It was a gift from her for helping her sell the 69. It is a PR code 68 400, but am curious did this just come out of an average car or a 68 GS. The stamping between 1&3 are as follows, 8H159511. Any input or help would be greatly appreciated, Thank You!
     
  2. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

  3. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Here is a longshot aid to identify a consistent donor car that was reported stolen or totaled:

    https://itstillruns.com/do-number-search-old-car-7512133.html

    You will need to search all 4 possible model pre-fixes for the VIN.

    I am unaware of any records or method to precisely identify the donor. Since a PR code 400 is a PR code 400, other than for purpose of intellectual curiosity, why does it matter?
     
  4. bamboo72

    bamboo72 Well-Known Member

  5. bamboo72

    bamboo72 Well-Known Member

    Thank you
     
  6. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    No problem.

    One other idea is that there is a Canadian group that can search vins for Buicks sold in Canada. If the donor car happened to be Canadian, you could find a vehicle that “could” be the donor. I assume that it is fee based.
     
  7. bamboo72

    bamboo72 Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I am just curious, the car I helped sell was a 69 stage1 convertible, engine was a correct RS code but not matching serial and came from a 4 speed car, it has to have been switched within the first 4 year of the cars life, as the owners bought it in 74 and the women knew they'd never done anything mechanical on it, and was also un aware of this engine in storage. So just wondering.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2020
  8. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

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