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I recently came across brochures for the '60 and '61 Pontiac 6 on a site called The Old Car Manual Project. The brochures show Canadian models but only show the 261 cid six as the only engine option. The brochure indicates these models are for sale in various countries. I've also seen a Belgium brochure for a '56 six cylinder Laurentian hardtop and Pathfinder sedan as the only vehicles. 

I wanted to know if anyone had information on these models, where they were sold, and for how many years. Any help or information would be appreciated. 

 

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The Canadian built Pontiacs had a 261 from 1955 to 1962, the same years a Chev had a 235. Both Canadian built Pontiacs and Chevs went to the 230 6 in 1963.

Canada built cars for export to Britain, Australia, South Africa, and likely Europe, I'd say all the Pontiacs built for export had the 261.

I've seen numbers on production for export somewhere on this site, but didn't find them when I looked now, maybe someone else can dig them up.

Where are you located?
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Found this: http://canadianponcho.activeboard.com/t21842803/canadian-production-chart/

 

Check out the Library forum below.



-- Edited by DonSSDD on Saturday 8th of July 2017 05:08:50 AM

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Don - Most of the UK RHD cars in '64 were 283 cars, mine included, in fact I never saw a 6 until an ad appeared on sleazebay about a month ago for a RHD car in Cyprus. It was a four door hard top but I couldn't establish it's origin before it disappeared.   Here's the official model list from back then:

1964 Pontiac Price List.JPG

Although the four doors are listed as sedans they were all hard tops.   A friend near me has one but I cannot persuade him to join the forum.

Here it is:

ADH111B.jpg

 

 



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Of course I realize the post refers to 60/61...........

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Out of the six 1960 Pontiac Laurentians that are hiding on my place in New Zealand ( holders of the Americas Cup ) five had the 261 six and one had a 283. All manual transmission.

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1960 Pontiac Laurentian (Restored)

1960 Pontiac Laurentian (Restored)

1960 Pontiac Laurentian (Under Restoration)

1950 Chevorolet Deluxe

1942 C15 Chevrolet (Puddle Jumper)

1939 Hudson Sedan 112

1939 Hudson Coupe 112

1975 Leyland Mini

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markeholt wrote:

I've also seen a Belgium brochure for a '56 six cylinder Laurentian hardtop and Pathfinder sedan as the only vehicles. 


 I've got a Dutch '64 full size brochure.



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The brochure in question?

http://oldcarbrochures.org/index.php/Canada/GM-Canada/Pontiac/1961-Pontiac-6-Brochure

Also one for 1960:

http://oldcarbrochures.org/index.php/Canada/GM-Canada/Pontiac/1960-Pontiac-Six-Export-Brochure

 

Australia/New Zealand - the '61 shows only the 283:

http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/Australia%20and%20New%20Zealand/Pontiac/index.html

 



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