Moose Bitten: 1965 Pontiac Parisienne Convertible

For the most part, Canadian automotive needs have been served by whatever the guys are selling in the USA — Canada is just treated like the 51st state…which is fine because the USA has always had a varied and interesting offerings from many OEMs.  However, in 1959 the Canucks got their own headlining Pontiac, something called the Parisienne, that had all the sophistication of a Paris coffee shop, but room for a dead moose carcass in the trunk.  Find this 1965 Pontiac Parisienne Convertible offered for $4,500 in South Ft Myers, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu.

 If you think the Parisienne looks familiar to US car buyers, that is because it was just a Pontiac Bonneville with a slightly different grill, a few badges, and Chevrolet powertrain instead of Poncho…this one looks like it might have a case of the old tin worm, but the seller claims that the hood/trunk/floorpan/frame are all rust free.

Yup…that is an engine.  The seller doesn’t mention which V8 we are looking at, because it could be any number of Chevrolet V8s — 283, 327, 350, 396, 409, or 427.  It looks big blocky to me, but perhaps a reader can give us a positive ID.

See a better ride for Doctordel?