1967 PON­TIAC PARISI­ENNE

PON­TIAC BY HOLDEN OUT OF CHEVRO­LET VIA CANADA WITH A FRENCH IN­FLU­ENCE – MEET JA­SON AND CARINA’S MUL­TI­CUL­TURAL CLAS­SIC

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Alot of peo­ple don’t re­alise, but th­ese were ac­tu­ally an Aus­tralian-as­sem­bled ve­hi­cle. Thanks to the favourable du­ties ap­plied on prod­ucts from other Com­mon­wealth na­tions, they were sourced as CKD kits from GM’s Oshawa plant in Canada, then as­sem­bled here by Holden.

Un­like the US Pon­ti­acs, they share a lot of Chev stuff, in­clud­ing the 327ci V8 en­gine, Chev X-frame chas­sis and a 1965 Chev dash­board. This was a Sydney car and I re­cently dis­cov­ered that the first owner was the fa­ther of a col­league of mine! Small world!

I bought it off my boss and have now owned it about 22 years. It’s a great week­end cruiser and I’ve re­ally only dug it out again over the last few months and got back into it.

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