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1965 bonneville value

Thought someone hear would know info or where to look.
Friend's uncle has one for sale. Going off what friend has told me. It.s a convertable with the 421 tri power engine. Not sure right now about type of trans. He said it had a shifter in floor. Underneath and frame and floors are done. Has all the pieces to complete. Engine has been checked or rebuilt? New top. Friend told me what it needs is bottom of rear quarters and both doors. Is there any place i should look for rust or bad spots for these cars?
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Try PYforums online and go to '65'66 Big Car section. Lots of info to be had. Where are you located?
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Doesn't exactly say it's a 421 engine, it just has 421 in the title to get more results, just like he has GTO. Even when he says he has the tri-power he words it goofy. I would be leary.
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op says convertible?


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Pics please.

Hard to say what it's worth... if it's numbers matching, and all OE motor/drivetrain, then it's probably worth something. But if it's cobbled together, it's probably worth $3000-4000 at best in the condition you're describing. Ask me how I know...
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1965 engine usage 389 ci

Can a 1965 389 be used in any pontiac car. I am not sure how coding works. Is it specific to the car it came out of, date coding also? YG code

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Just found this thread back. Talked to guy last night and he gave me the codes off engine. YG and then a string of numbers. I don't no what the numbers mean but i looked up the YG and comes back as 389 tri with auto trans. He said there were numbers on the timing chain cover. My friend said that he was not clear on 389/421 size. He had not talked to his uncle for about a year and thats why i told him to go back and look at car in shop. He said it had a auto trans with a gauge next to shifter. Black interior and said it appeared to be blue at one time. He told his uncle that him and i would stop out some time and look.
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If it's a '65 YG, the engine is a 389 tri with a 4 speed. All YG's had 4 speeds except for '71. They didn't make any YG 421's. You can check the date code by the distributor to verify the year.... Ex. D225.



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Yes, 65 389s will fit in most Pontiacs

As for codes and date matching, here's a link to a good database that may clear some things up for you:

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