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'72 LeMans which were factory equipped with the endura nose fit into two groups:
-W62 GTO option (5802 built)
-T41 endura nose appearance option (near 7700 built, most were 350 2bbl cars)
All of the endura nose equipped '72 A-bodys used the same deep heavy potmetal grill surrounds with the square pattern thin alum grilles that attach to the rear of the grill surround. grill emblems are only difference between '72 GTO & T41 as far as grille appearance goes. Have all styles of grilles including 71's, also have in stock extra '72 endura grill surrounds, as well as many many other '72 parts. First started pulling '71-72 endura nose parts in '82. Have bought many many '71 & 72 projects & parts cars, since '85. Performance '71's & 72's also make up my keepers.
It is common to run across '71-72 endura nose projects that have mixed frontend trim parts. In many parts of the country, such frontend parts were tough to find in yards even 25-30 years ago & sometimes guys just gathered up what they could. I've also run across many of the thin grill inserts that were destroyed by vines growing up from the ground through the squares. In the late 90's I picked up a local partscar with a 72 T41 fender on the passenger side, a 71 GTO fender on the drivers side, as well as a '70 LeMans header panel & core support and a '69 GTO hood mounted between the fenders. The young fellow that sold it to me along with a '72 Lux LeMans called the one car "his GTO" . The VIN, cowl tag, & door sticker all revealed the car to a '71 T-37 hardtop body style 23337.