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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-04-2015, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Good Morning and Happy New Year

. . A new year and a new car. .
. . Been working on cars for almost fifty years both professionally and as a hobby for myself. . Have had maybe 35 to 40 cars over the years. . Always had to sell the finisher one in order to afford the next one. . Til now. .
. . Worked in mining for over 32 years and owned a towing and auto repair shop for several of those years. . Am now fully retired and can afford to buy what I want without the pain of selling off one toy in order to pay for the next one. .
. . At the top of my wish list for many years has been a 1966 full sized Pontiac convertible and a 1965 Impala SS convertible. . While searching for a '66 Pontiac a few years back I stumbled across a '68 Pontiac Parisienne 2+2 Convertible up in Canada. . It wasn't a '66 but is was affordable. . Is still fun explaining to people why my Pontiac has an Impala frame and drivetrain. .
. . Just recently I ran across a '65 Impala SS convertible fully restored and ready to go. . After crying and whining about the few I could fine and the outrageous prices most people wanted I finally bit the bullet and brought this one home. . Pure coincidence that both turned out to be red with white tops and interiors. .
. . Now just need a pretty little gal to enjoy them with. .
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-05-2015, 08:11 AM
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Happy new year. Which engine do you have in the 68? I have a 65 Pontiac convertible and a 64 SS hardtop. The 64 is my third one all red red 327 4 speed and the 65 is my 4th 65 first and 4th are convertibles. The 64 I have had since 1996 and the 65 since 1999.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-06-2015, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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'68 Parisienne

. . The Parisienne has the 327 w PowerGlide. .
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-06-2015, 05:06 PM
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In Canada all of that hot tea that they drink instead of iced tea available only south of the border fogs up their glasses in the cooler months so you can understand how GM of Canada builds Pontilets, or Cheveronchos . They are a Chevy chassis and drive train with Pontiac grills tail lights and trim.

They do this across the full GM line from Chevrolet building a Nova line called an Acadian north of the border, and they call their Chevelroncho a Beaumont, then there is the Parisienne for the full size B-model cars. So if you couldn't decide between driving an Impala or a Pontiac Catalina the Canadians make your decision easy.


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