Monday, July 11, 2016

Moose Bitten: 1965 Pontiac Parisienne Convertible


For the most part, Canadian automotive needs have been served by whatever the guys are selling in the USA -- Canada is just treated like the 51st state...which is fine because the USA has always had a varied and interesting offerings from many OEMs.  However, in 1959 the Canucks got their own headlining Pontiac, something called the Parisienne, that had all the sophistication of a Paris coffee shop, but room for a dead moose carcass in the trunk.  Find this 1965 Pontiac Parisienne Convertible offered for $4,500 in South Ft Myers, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu.


 If you think the Parisienne looks familiar to US car buyers, that is because it was just a Pontiac Bonneville with a slightly different grill, a few badges, and Chevrolet powertrain instead of Poncho...this one looks like it might have a case of the old tin worm, but the seller claims that the hood/trunk/floorpan/frame are all rust free.



Yup...that is an engine.  The seller doesn't mention which V8 we are looking at, because it could be any number of Chevrolet V8s -- 283, 327, 350, 396, 409, or 427.  It looks big blocky to me, but perhaps a reader can give us a positive ID.



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7 comments:

  1. My father once did a burnout all the way through a McDonald's drive through in one of these.

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  2. Oh cool! 4000lb of sheetmetal welding practice!

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  3. Funnel the fuel a no thanks....

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  4. I was under the impression that these Pontiacs had US bodies and interiors, but Chevy drivetrain including frame, brakes, steering etc.? George in the great white north

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  5. How did they get the 'That 70s Show' set for the first picture?

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  6. I'm not convinced the body wouldn't slide right off the chassis when it was winched onto the transporters bed. And you don't want to see my welds...they make superglue look like a better option.

    I'm still going through KBZ's and others' posts the other day. That guy with the big collection will get a call after I get off my long work stretch and I can check them all out.

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