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"SHUT THE FRONT DOOR", 

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Great stuff! Love the colours. I'd like to hear the engine.

Would you leave the "assweater" seat covers on or take them off to make it more comfortable?



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Don't touch it!

 

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I'd just put a blanket down over top of the plastic seat covers.

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i wouldnt even drive it it would be freaky 13k miles wow looks new

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I'd take the covers off...and wear a paper suit every time I sat in it!



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Agreed, the B bodies are on a roll right now. And 66 b bodies seem to be leading the pack (as they should!)


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Well................ ummm.................. uhhhhh.................. that's a Chevy Kevin in case you weren't aware of it!

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Well................ ummm.................. uhhhhh.................. that's a Chevy Kevin in case you weren't aware of it!


 its not a Pontiac?confuse



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Well................ ummm.................. uhhhhh.................. that's a Chevy Kevin in case you weren't aware of it!


 but it has a Pontiac motor and framesmile



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it sure looks like a beauty!!!


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cdnpont wrote:

I'd take the covers off...and wear a paper suit every time I sat in it!


       Take off the cover and drive it....   



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427carl wrote:
cdnpont wrote:

I'd take the covers off...and wear a paper suit every time I sat in it!


       Take off the cover and drive it....   


 Agreed...strip those preservation covers off asap, and get that black gem out in the air. 



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427carl wrote:
cdnpont wrote:

I'd take the covers off...and wear a paper suit every time I sat in it!


       Take off the cover and drive it....   


 Agreed...strip those preservation covers off asap, and get that black gem out in the air. 





Why do you say that Mark? Are you thinking the seats aren't breathing enough with the plastic covers?

If mine had those on, I'd leave them on and toss a blanket over the covers when I drove it. I think those covers are very much a part of the preservation of the originality of the car, it would be a shame to remove them.

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427carl wrote:
cdnpont wrote:

I'd take the covers off...and wear a paper suit every time I sat in it!


       Take off the cover and drive it....   


 Agreed...strip those preservation covers off asap, and get that black gem out in the air. 



 



Why do you say that Mark? Are you thinking the seats aren't breathing enough with the plastic covers?

If mine had those on, I'd leave them on and toss a blanket over the covers when I drove it. I think those covers are very much a part of the preservation of the originality of the car, it would be a shame to remove them.


 I'd be worried they would melt when torching a hole in the floor boardbiggrin



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Carl Stevenson wrote:
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427carl wrote:
cdnpont wrote:

I'd take the covers off...and wear a paper suit every time I sat in it!


       Take off the cover and drive it....   


 Agreed...strip those preservation covers off asap, and get that black gem out in the air. 



 



Why do you say that Mark? Are you thinking the seats aren't breathing enough with the plastic covers?

If mine had those on, I'd leave them on and toss a blanket over the covers when I drove it. I think those covers are very much a part of the preservation of the originality of the car, it would be a shame to remove them.


 Wouldn't touch a thing......don't even think I'd wax it..an untouched/unmolested car is just that.



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The only "problem" with a car like this is, its too nice and too original to drive? But awesome to see and enjoy.

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Beautiful museum piece part of our Canadian Pontiac automotive history



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I don't know..I'd be torn about even owning this car. Indeed, it's such a low mile survivor that I certainly wouldn't modify it in the least, but I could never just let it sit. I'd absolutely have to drive it.

It's a personal feeling of mine; what's the point of having it if it can't be driven? I suppose the wealthy can play the museum game, but that's not for most of us. I guess there is also the counter point of sacrificing the pleasure of driving it, so many others can enjoy it in it's pristine and static state. Hmm.

 

 

 



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cdnpont wrote:

I don't know..I'd be torn about even owning this car. Indeed, it's such a low mile survivor that I certainly wouldn't modify it in the least, but I could never just let it sit. I'd absolutely have to drive it.

It's a personal feeling of mine; what's the point of having it if it can't be driven? I suppose the wealthy can play the museum game, but that's not for most of us. I guess there is also the counter point of sacrificing the pleasure of driving it, so many others can enjoy it in it's pristine and static state. Hmm.

 

 

 


 Not that I'll ever have to worry about that, but I've thought about it from time to time.  Once you start to wear out a nice original like that, then it becomes just like every other car, old and worn out and it will never be original again.

As it is, it is now a time capsule that has been carefully preserved and is a window back in time to see how it was done then.  A priceless source of info for people into stone stock restorations.

So, yeah... I'd love to own something so cherry and original, but I also love to drive them.  I'd have a hard time balancing preservation and enjoyment....



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John and I talked about this and I wasn't twisting his arm but I said if it was mine, I'd try to at least put on a couple of hundred miles a year. I think that is best for the car and that way the owner gets to enjoy it. It's not possible to enjoy a car that just sits in a garage/museum without taking it out once in a while (my personal opinion)

My 66 has more than 3 times the miles this car has, and it's still considered low mileage. However, when I bought it, I said I was going to try for about 1000 miles a year on it. I'm 60. If I do that for the next 15 years, the car will still only have 57,000 miles on it, and I will have enjoyed it.

If John drives this car 500 miles a year for the next 20 years it will still only have 22,000 miles on it!

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Best man at my wedding had a 66 Mustang with the Pony interior and a/c so was a nice little car if you like Mustangs. Had exactly the same documented mileage as this one with around 13 thousand miles. He drove it between 500 miles a year mostly to local shows so had some enjoyment, other people got to see it, and yet it stayed quite pristine. Few years later that divorce word came up and he liquidated it.

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My wife Kimiko and I have been following the thread with great interest and joy. We are still in a state of disbelief that this situation has worked out the way it has. Its a magical feeling and we are both enjoying every minute of it! I really want to say thanks to Carl for taking the lead on introducing this car to everyone. Carl, you do this car and us all a great service, and Kimiko and I appreciate your participation in this so very much. We will be incredible grateful for your continued involvement in this next chapter of this fantastic Parisienne.

The car belongs to my wife Kimiko. She has named her Desiree. Kimiko will definitely drive the car. We are in lock step with Carl on this. Gentle fair weather driving and some shows. Seat covers stay. But first we will take care of transport and proper heated winter storage. Then start putting a plan in place for spring.

When Carl and Todd feel the time is right, and we have adequate pictures, Kimiko and I would be honoured to have the car featured on this great site. We cant wait to share the car with all of you and tell the wonderful story that goes with it. Many thanks to all of you who have- or will be- chiming in with comments and suggestions, or just interest in this car. And thank you Todd for creating this environment where we can share the love of these cars, and the knowledge and expertise that will be so crucial to the preservation of this original Canadian Pontiac.


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