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Folks, this engine is being billed as a 1957 engine, but the number in the head does not match up and the number stamped in the top is definitely not a 1957 VIN, although it is in location where it would be.

 

Can anyone confirm or offer more clues to what this actually is?

 

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It's a Canadian built engine.  GM of Canada used a different serial number system than the US.

 

B9222332

B = 364 nailhead V8 from 4400 series (LeSabre)
9 = automatic transmission
222332 = sequential number, range for 1959 is 211004 to 222905

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Just for fun, a picture of a 1959 GM of Canada serial number plate showing the car serial number and engine serial number for a Buick model 4439, same plate used by all GM of Canada divisions.

 

 

1959 Canadian Buick Serial Number Plate 01.jpg

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Interesting!

So was the engine built in Oshawa, Ontario in 1959?

 

Did this engine by chance come out of your '57 convertible Lance?

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1 hour ago, dei said:

Interesting!

So was the engine built in Oshawa, Ontario in 1959?

 

Did this engine by chance come out of your '57 convertible Lance?

No Doug, it's not mine.  I was inquiring on it.

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