Lot 242 - 1967 Pontiac Parisienne Convertible
|Odometer reading||56,354 km|
|Estimate||£17,000 - £21,000|
For most of its life, the Parisienne was the Canadian nameplate for the top-of-the-line model sold by Canada's Pontiac showrooms. Parisienne's were distinct from other Canadian Pontiac models by their standard features the luxuriousness of upholstery fabrics, standard equipment such as courtesy interior and boot lights, bright trim mouldings in the interior, distinct exterior accent chrome pieces and availability of two and four-door hardtops and convertibles. The Pontiac Parisienne was built by GM in Canada from 1958 to 1986 both as a car for the domestic market and as an export car to Australia. Available as a sedan or a convertible, they were famous for the luxury of their interiors and their high standard specification.
A very rare righthand drive Pontiac Parisienne convertible, it was originally built for the Australian export market in 1967 but only went as far as Southampton before being offloaded and sold to its first UK owner; it was then registered in Wales. The car was kept for the lifetime of the first owner before being passing on to his son who kept it for a further four years. This known history suggests the recorded mileage of 56,000 to be genuine. The car was then subject to a complete restoration by west London American car specialists, 'The Romance of Rust', where a total of £15,500 was spent on a complete rebuild and respray with lead loading, rather than filler, being used on all the body repairs. Their detailing work included new door cards, new carpets throughout, a new power hood, re-sprung seats and fresh upholstery. More recently the car has benefitted from a complete service, a new fuel pump, alternator, front brake discs and callipers plus a new battery. Finished in white with red interior, this rare righthand drive Pontiac Parisienne is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate and comes complete with the original owner's manual, sales brochure and period Parts and Chassis Shop manuals. It is said to drive superbly today by the current owner, it certainly offers a very rare opportunity to own a bit of genuine American muscle with the rare advantage of righthand drive.
Previous lotLot 241 - 1986 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Roadster
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