The poverty hubcaps are deceiving on this 1964 Pontiac Parisienne Safari, making it (at a glance) look like it might be on of the lower-cost wagons (Laurentian or Strato Chief), but the trim — not to mention the Parisienne badge on the rear quarter panel — says otherwise. Pontiac Canada called the Parisienne Safari “the most luxurious load toter of them all.”They also menti
The 1986 Pontiac Parisienne Broughamwas the last of the B-I-GPontiac full-size sedans. Taking its place at the top of the Pontiac model heap in 1983, supplanting the Bonneville (which was now a midsize), the Parisienne was a new model in the US, but Canadians had been used to seeing the quaint French name on big Pontiacs since back in 1958. Just as the Impala was a sub-series of the Bel Air for 19
Came upon this 1963 Pontiac Grand Prixsitting in a driveway in Niagara Falls, Ontarioa couple of Saturdays ago. The owner, sitting on his front porch enjoying a beautiful Canada Day weekend, pointed out that this was an American Grand Prix, not a Canadian, Chevrolet-based car with a narrower track and a Chevy engine. From 1966-68, there wasa Grand Parisienne model lineup sold in Canada, which trim
Yea, all these years later we’re still trying to figure out why Pontiac decided to supersede the Bonneville in model year 1971 with a higher-up nameplate. But they did, and this 1973 Grand Villeis just one example of the car which Pontiac at the time advertised as its most luxurious full-sized car. For some reason they had a change of heart and dropped the Grand Ville after just five model y
This 1980 Pontiac Bonneville is all that and a bag of chips — padded top, whitewalls, fake wire-wheel covers, fender skirts, stand-up hood ornament, plush interior, and chrome — lots of chrome. This was GM’s (and much of the American car-buying public’s) idea of a fancy-schmancy car. And it was. We found this remarkably well-preserved one a few weeks ago in North Tonawanda.