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Old 07-07-2016, 10:40 AM
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Default Rare 57

Hi,

Some time ago I posted pics of my friend's 57 (see my Barn Find post). It turns out this car was a rare bird. The original engine was a 289 with dual 4-barrel carbs. Someone told me there were only about 200 of those models manufactured.

He blew the first engine and it was replaced with a 312 with a single 2-barrel carb. The original engine is long gone.

Even though the VIN and engine number wouldn't match up, would retrofitting the car with aluminum heads and dual 4-barrels increase the value of the car (close to what it would have been worth with the original engine)?

Would appreciate any comments or advice that I could pass on to the owner.

Cheers,
Richard
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