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Old 03-25-2009, 07:19 PM   #1
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Hi All - We just took ownership from my mother-in-law (MIL) of a 1977 Bonneville coupe. It'* in pretty good shape and just needs a little TLC. It has always been heated garage kept and has only 48K on it. It has hardly been run in the last 25 years.

This is a base model with no options to speak of. Exterior is Roman Red and interior is RED (and I mean RED)!! Everything is red. Gotta love it. I am just starting to get into what all it will need to be show worthy. mechanically it is in great shape with a current inspection. It needs a few thing restored or fixed. There are a lot of nicks in the paint along the doors and it is missing the fender skirts. Engine needs a good cleaning and some paint. Chrome is in very good condition for it'* age. Photo is attached for your viewing pleasure!

My first question is about the engine. Based on the VIN, it is a code R engine. I have seen conflicting info but I believe it to be the 400 CID V8 2bbl Pontiac engine. For some reason, my MIL thinks it might be a Buick engine. I know they did that for a while but I am not sure if this is true or not. Any help apprreciated.

So hello to all and I look forward to spending some time on these boards.
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:25 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the Bonneville Forum!

We don't have to many of the older Bonnie'* in hear, but there are enthusiasts that can probably help you with your question. Please post your questions to the Classics Area of this forum, and let'* see if we can't get you some answers.

Please add your year and trim of your vehicle to your signature line. That way when you start asking questions in other areas of the forum, we all have a better idea on how to assist you. Click on "Quick Links" above, go down to "User Control Panel" and then click on "Edit your Signature" It'* pretty straight forward from there.
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That'* one sweet old ride there. Can't wait to see what your planning to do.
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Pretty nice car. Welcome to the forum.
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