Photo taken in 1987 soon after Bernie got the car.
The car is VIN # 610767000163
Kent Sullivan is studying (and restoring) the Canadian 1966 Turbo Convertibles. Here's (paraphrased) what he had to say about Bernie's:
Wow, this is a super-early production car! The body serial numbers started at 260001, so this is the 74th car off the Oshawa line in 1966! This is the earliest '66 Cdn. Turbo 'vert in the registry. 1-8-9 = built during the first shift of August 9, another way to confirm its early production. R = Regal Red 740 = Red upholstery & door panels C06 = power top M20 = 4-speed tranny L87 = turbo engine Thanks, --Kent