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The Pontiac Parisienne was built in right-hand drive by General Motors in Canada until 1968 as an export car to Australia primarily, few cars were sold new in the UK. Available as a saloon or a convertible they were famous for the luxury of their interiors and their high standard specification. This rare right-hand drive saloon was built in December 1966, shipped later that month and first registered in the UK on the 12th May 1967. General Motors ceased all right-hand drive exports in 1968, thus making the right-hand drive Parisienne a very rare car, indeed in 1967 only 78 were produced.
The accompanying General Motors of Canada build sheet details the myriad options and the original colour of Granada Gold Metallic and Parchment vinyl interior with black dashboard. The black coachwork was re-sprayed from the Gold in 2005, suiting the car perfectly and the interior was re-trimmed in white vinyl and light coloured "Tweed" cloth. The history file is impressive not just in weight but in detail and shows the fastidious maintenance lavished on the car over the years, incredibly the original service book and handbook have survived. A valuation letter by JH Classics from September 1991 mentions a previous fitting of a replacement engine and gearbox. The vendor surmises the engine is period correct and for such a big car the turning circle is “amazingly good…one finger driving.”
A unique car in so many way it is offered from an extensive private collection of 30 cars with an odometer reading of some 47,000 miles at the time of cataloguing. The capacious boot could do with re-trimming and the car is supplied with a UK V5C and the aforementioned history file which is as detailed as it is hefty. Please note that additional photographs and videos of the car and the history file can be made available.