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66 Convertible Or Tri Power

Ok guys & gals cant make up my mind I found 2 nice 66 Le Mans,one is a convertible stick shift not sure what engine yet, the other is a hard top 389 tri power.
which one is the rarest.
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When the top goes down, the price goes up.......
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The 66 LeMans with 389 and tri-power isn't close to original. If the convert was originally built with the manual trans and retains the original drivetrain, it's worth far more than the hardtop.
Now; which do you LIKE better ???

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thanks, I really wanted a convert but that tri power intregies me.thanks for the info it helped a lot
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Go with the ragtop. Hard to beat a stickshift in a droptop..."66 Leman's with 389 tripowers are really rare, because they are home built. Pontiac never produced them.
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...and you can always add tri-power, kinda hard to add "convertible"!

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...and you can always add tri-power, kinda hard to add "convertible"!
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Go with the ragtop. Hard to beat a stickshift in a droptop..."66 Leman's with 389 tripowers are really rare, because they are home built. Pontiac never produced them.
according to the pontiac vin decodeing site the 66 had the option for the lemans for the 389 tri power.
What am I interpting wrong.
The tri power is cool but i am leaning to the convertible.
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If the VIN on the tri-power car doesn't start with 242, it was never available with the 389. You can request a fax of the actual build on both cars from here. PHS Automotive Services, Inc. The PHS documentation will tell you EXACTLY how the car left the factory..no guessing, no BS, just the facts.

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Ok guys & gals cant make up my mind I found 2 nice 66 Le Mans,one is a convertible stick shift not sure what engine yet, the other is a hard top 389 tri power.
which one is the rarest.
Thsnks, Rich
New developement, The convert. doesnt have the original 326 it now has a pontiac 350 with the orirginal 3 speed with Hurst shifter .
How much does that affect it`s value, He is at $7000 firm.
Thanks, RICH
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