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    Pontiac Parisenne

    Pic of 1968? Pontiac Parisenne
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    Re: Pontiac Parisenne

    Beautiful!


    ...the days when American cars had serious Style!

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    Re: Pontiac Parisenne

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    ...the days when American cars had serious Style!
    ...but that's a Canadian car! :P

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    Re: Pontiac Parisenne

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Brand
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    ...the days when American cars had serious Style!
    ...but that's a Canadian car! :P
    How do you tell the difference?

    Is it because it is RHD? or is it the model name.......I have to confess that this is a real grey area for me. I remember some of the Fords we got in NZ were from Canada, and maybe some Chevs too. Did they come downunder from Canada because of a Commonwealth preference?
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    Pontiac only sold the Parisienne model in Canada. The trim was a little flashier than the corresponding US model, but the car was not substantially different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeHalloran
    Pontiac only sold the Parisienne model in Canada. The trim was a little flashier than the corresponding US model, but the car was not substantially different.
    Thanks fo r that..... we saw some Parisenne but am I right in saying we saw more Laurentians?

    I rememember my first ride in a Pontiac a 1959 model (me 9 years)...... friend's father taking me home from school . I was allowed to sit in the front passengers seat ...the driver seemed a mile away! This big floaty boat! I thought the rocket fins at the back were so cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeHalloran
    Pontiac only sold the Parisienne model in Canada. The trim was a little flashier than the corresponding US model, but the car was not substantially different.
    No, the Pontiac Parisienne was sold in the U.S., in the dying days of the Chevy Impala.

    It was a Chevy in Canada.

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    Er, _which_ dying Impala? In the sixties?


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    Er, _which_ dying Impala? In the sixties?

    We had Chevy Impalas in NZ that had the coke bottle rear,, I drove my cousin's 1966 model I could not believe the power from the V8 to the 2 speed powerglide...I seem to recall a 327badge on the side.
    Probably the last of that shape were the final ones that came into NZ. I have seen a few of the squarer and smaller models I guess of the late 70's..

    Later GM big cars in NZ were the Holden Brougham and Statesman....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeHalloran
    Er, _which_ dying Impala? In the sixties?

    The Pontiac Parisienne was only sold in the 80's in the the United States from 1983 to 1986.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeHalloran
    Er, _which_ dying Impala? In the sixties?

    The Pontiac Parisienne was only sold in the 80's in the the United States from 1983 to 1986.
    The only Pontiac we had in NZ in the '80's was a rebadged Opel Kadett.....Pontiac Le Mans which was built in Korea buy Daewoo
    Pontiac name was dropped later and honesty prevailed with Daewoo as the marque name
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    Now, Here's a real Pontiac.

    A man's greatest mistake is to think he is working for somebody else.

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    Or, one of my favorites, 1965 Riviera. Classic.


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