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I’ve seen two very low mile 72 Montes with vinyl roof trim but the car is all one colour. Was this an option? Has anyone else seen this?

I did see a 71 Monte at a Western Meet that was the same way. It had the vinyl roof trim with the paint code 6767 indicating the lower and upper colours was classic copper.

Below is a photo and body tag of a 11,000 mile Monte that is Mojave Gold up and down. Note the code 6363 on the body tag.

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This one below just popped up on Facebook

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I have never seen that at all.  My Original Monte was Desert Sand upper and lower and had double numbers of that paint code but didn't have the trim.

I can not shed any light on how that would happen  or why.

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4 hours ago, Canuck said:

I’ve seen two very low mile 72 Montes with vinyl roof trim but the car is all one colour. Was this an option? Has anyone else seen this?

I did see a 71 Monte at a Western Meet that was the same way. It had the vinyl roof trim with the paint code 6767 indicating the lower and upper colours was classic copper.

Below is a photo and body tag of a 11,000 mile Monte that is Mojave Gold up and down. Note the code 6363 on the body tag.

6663FFAC-14C2-4328-927D-CD4A59C1866E.jpeg.62ba24b75049556a0aab18e7bfe0627f.jpeg

18EAC270-8739-42E8-B305-DFEFE3187308.jpeg.86a193de8f6d3873c7035b139b34bd13.jpeg

This one below just popped up on Facebook

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This first car at top of post was actually my 8,000 mile (Mojave Gold) 72 Monte.

I sold it to a fellow in British Columbia about 4 years ago when the odometer just turned to 11,000. 
I was going to make a post seeing if anyone knew why this very odd combination occurred? 

do know this car is 100% original: it sat in garage for 34 Years and was never touched. 

I was curious about a build sheet when I owned the car, but never wanted to disturb the originality by removing the back seat, etc. The car's a living time capsule...why mess with it? 

Jeff 70SS

 

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“I was curious about a build sheet when I owned the car, but never wanted to disturb the originality by removing the back seat, etc. The car's a living time capsule...why mess with it? “

Jeff 70SS

 

Because removing the back seat hardly qualifies as disturbing the originality.  Particularly when a Build Sheet might be present to corroborate the authenticity of rare option(s). 
 

And now that I think of it, I remember seeing the original listing for this car. Quite a time capsule, indeed. 

Now call the dude you sold it to and have him poke around for a Build Sheet!

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The Mojave gold car is not far from me and I have spoken with the owner a few times. I’ve never seen the car though. Being built in Canada, this car will not have a full build sheet. It may have the small slop of paper with the RPO codes but not sure if it has colour codes on it. With that said, Vintage Vehicle Services would have all the data on this car but someone needs to pay for that package.

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While I agree with you, it hardly qualifies as disturbing the originality, there simply was no need to;

I also really didn't want to remove or disturb anything, bc it was an original find and I was selling it that way. Even though the car was like a brand new Monte with so few miles, there was nothing otherwise very special. 1972 350 2 bbl. no AC, no power options. 

Now, if this were an SS, or a Custom...then we're talking!

19 hours ago, Glen said:

 

“I was curious about a build sheet when I owned the car, but never wanted to disturb the originality by removing the back seat, etc. The car's a living time capsule...why mess with it? “

Jeff 70SS

 

Because removing the back seat hardly qualifies as disturbing the originality.  Particularly when a Build Sheet might be present to corroborate the authenticity of rare option(s). 
 

And now that I think of it, I remember seeing the original listing for this car. Quite a time capsule, indeed. 

Now call the dude you sold it to and have him poke around for a Build Sheet!

 

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1 hour ago, Rare SS said:

While I agree with you, it hardly qualifies as disturbing the originality, there simply was no need to;

I also really didn't want to remove or disturb anything, bc it was an original find and I was selling it that way. Even though the car was like a brand new Monte with so few miles, there was nothing otherwise very special. 1972 350 2 bbl. no AC, no power options. 

Now, if this were an SS, or a Custom...then we're talking!

 

Makes sense when you dissect it this way. 

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My car is scheduled for the body shop n mid March for rear window rust repair. As much as I like the look of the vinyl top, I'm considering painting the roof with a tan to match the top and reusing the trim. Paint is code 65, Orange Flame.

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2 hours ago, BobW said:

My car is scheduled for the body shop n mid March for rear window rust repair. As much as I like the look of the vinyl top, I'm considering painting the roof with a tan to match the top and reusing the trim. Paint is code 65, Orange Flame.

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That will look good!

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