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Looking for information on a PPG PACE CAR Chrysler Laser

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Hi,
In advance thank you for reading this. I recently purchased a 1984 DODGE Daytona/ Chrysler Laser PPG Pace Car. The car is Red in color. I tried to post a picture but couldn't get it to come up. Will keep working on this. I am in search of any information or guidance to locate the history of this car. My goal is to show the car in AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America). But, I need a lot of information to get the car certified. Any help provided, would be greatly appreciated. Everyone I have talked to tells me I should come here first. I have done some searches, but didn't turn up anything of significance.
If you remember seeing an ad on the car way back in the 80's, please let me know. You may know something you think would not be helpful, and it actually may very well be to me. Thank you for your time.
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I don't have any real information but Hot Rod Magazine did a 2.2 Engine review book around 1985 and it has great info on some of the PPG cars.

I remember it says the first ones were based on L body chassis and the later ones were built on 4 dr. K car chassis.

The book is probably worth locating as it was written when the PPG cars were current, not decades after.

Post some pictures when you get a chance!!

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Randy
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Randy,

I'm trying to find out what the ISBN # is on this book. Would you have access to the book to find out?

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Tammy
Hi Tammy, I don't think I'm much help as the ISBN 71486 02418 didn't show up on any search I did.

Their also is a 0 in front of the lines and a 02 above the 2nd set of lines on the bar code.

Also there is a Peterson 5084-8 if that's any help.

If any other numbers are needed feel free to ask!!

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I remember the L-body version which was red & white which we did the engine for. Don't remember any K-car versions.
It does mention the the original Red one an based on an L body.

I quoted the above magazine on the Blue PPG car on the cover as based on a 4 door K car platform.

While it states it was built on a 4 dr K car a few times, it also states it used a G body windshield.

The article goes into much detail about the blue one having wider track with extended lower control arms.

The rear is also wider with spacers and shows a trailing axle design, ala K car, Daytona.

Much different from the L body with its unique trailing arm semi independent rear suspension.

What do I know, I'm just reading a magazine but you were there!!!

Any stories on your work on the early 2.2 Engines??

The article shows a picture of what I think is the red cars Turbocharged Engine.

Any info is appreciated, everyone likes the V8's but some of us love the 2.2 as well !!!

Thanks
Randy
 
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