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65 Wagon was originaly an AVIS remtal car in Calgary way cooooooool


I found the original warranty book for my newly acquired 65 Laurentian wagon and it was sold April 27 1965 to AVIS rental car of Calgarybiggrin I think that is way cool smile So I will spend time finding information about AVIS rentals in the era and make it a part of my display for car shows

Ken

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69 GS400 Convt

69 GS350 HT
65 Sportwagon 350 w/air

64 MAILBU WAGON

66 CORVAIR 350 V8 MID ENGINE
65 OLDS F85 WAGON

69 CORVAIR POWERED DUNE BUGGY

 



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cool. my 70 2+2 vert was leased out of montreal to a doctor

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That is a neat first owner. It is always fascinating to learn the provenance of the cars we have.

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First owners is cool but a RENTAL car is even cooler if you ask me i have doc's on 1/2 of my 12 cars none have ever been rentals   just so different and if i read the papers right i bougt it form the guy who bought it from AVIS   so that make me #3 wooohooo

ken

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65 Pontiac Laurentian Safari Wagon V8

69 GS400 Convt

69 GS350 HT
65 Sportwagon 350 w/air

64 MAILBU WAGON

66 CORVAIR 350 V8 MID ENGINE
65 OLDS F85 WAGON

69 CORVAIR POWERED DUNE BUGGY

 



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Sportwagon400 wrote:

I found the original warranty book for my newly acquired 65 Laurentian wagon and it was sold April 27 1965 to AVIS rental car of Calgary

Ken



That is exactly the same day my Acadian was shipped from Ontario to Winnipeg!  4-27-65!!!   I always liked that when I was running the 427 in my Acadian, it was a 427 65!

What a great day in Canadian Poncho history!!!

 



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just curious, what address etc does it list for AVIS in Calgary?

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If my memory is correct I believe Avis would have been on 8th Ave. I worked there in the summer of 1965 washing and jockeying cars so there is a good chance I would have driven the wagon. Unfortunately I dont remember doing so.

The only car I do remember driving that summer was a brand new Cadillac. I had to drive it to the airport one day. I took a small detour, picked up my girlfriend and took her for a ride. The trip to the airport took me over an hour compared to the normal time of 20 minutes. Im not sure it was the car or the girlfriend that I remember more but Im thinking it was probably the girl.

When you get the wagon on the road let us know.


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Selling Dealer   Apr.27/65

Stampede Motors  1449-17 Ave s.w.

The name and address in the warranty book is


Avis Rent-A-Car
240 6th Ave s.w.
Calgary 

it has the engine code and Key codes too boot which is good cause it has no keys so I hope the two I had made work I will know Feb 14 when i go there to see it again

Ken

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65 Pontiac Laurentian Safari Wagon V8

69 GS400 Convt

69 GS350 HT
65 Sportwagon 350 w/air

64 MAILBU WAGON

66 CORVAIR 350 V8 MID ENGINE
65 OLDS F85 WAGON

69 CORVAIR POWERED DUNE BUGGY

 



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So much for my memory. I was trying to remember which avenue Avis was on in those days and thought it was 8th. So much has changed downtown that unless you have a photographic memory or failing that a photograph things can get misplaced.

At least I'm sure about the Cadillac and the girl. wink

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yup, Stampede Pontiac was at the corner of 14th Street & 17th Avenue SW.   Avis has a location at 211 - 6th Ave SW, at the 6th Avenue entrance to the Bay Parkade (Bow Parkade).   The 240 - 6th Avenue SW location would have been bull-dozed when they built Bow Valley Square in the 70's.  Cool.

As long as the lock cylinders haven't been changed, the keys you had cut from the codes should work.  When I bought my green car I had the local GM dealer get the key codes from George Zapora, and they cut me new ones.  They worked perfectly - much better than making copies of well work keys.

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In looking at the data plate it seems to be a 3 seat wagon to boot

75645-laurention 8 cyl 3 seat station wagon

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65 Pontiac Laurentian Safari Wagon V8

69 GS400 Convt

69 GS350 HT
65 Sportwagon 350 w/air

64 MAILBU WAGON

66 CORVAIR 350 V8 MID ENGINE
65 OLDS F85 WAGON

69 CORVAIR POWERED DUNE BUGGY

 



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It would be cool to display with some period vintage memorabilia.  You might try checking the microfiche archives at your local newspaper or library to see if you can find any period ads.

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Excellent idea i have Emailed AVIS and had no responce yet ( i dont expcect one ) and looked on the net for any AVIS period stuff. But I like the Library idea I would like an Ad and rate chart   way tooo coool and it will go with my vintage Calgary Parking meter .05 that works perfectly, and my drive in speaker. I checked with GM historical and ony 683  of this model were built and it was sent to Stampede Motors April 23 1965

Thanks Guys

Ken

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65 Pontiac Laurentian Safari Wagon V8

69 GS400 Convt

69 GS350 HT
65 Sportwagon 350 w/air

64 MAILBU WAGON

66 CORVAIR 350 V8 MID ENGINE
65 OLDS F85 WAGON

69 CORVAIR POWERED DUNE BUGGY

 



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Darn!!! I knew I shoulda looked at that car!!! LOL
Hey Ken, Steve sent the ad to me when it was on KIJIJI and told me it should be my next project, I already have a project with my 60 wagon...
GOOD SCORE, with a history.

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sixtywagon wrote:

Darn!!! I knew I shoulda looked at that car!!! LOL
Hey Ken, Steve sent the ad to me when it was on KIJIJI and told me it should be my next project, I already have a project with my 60 wagon...
GOOD SCORE, with a history.



I already had 9 other Projects but always room in my heart for one more HAHAHAHA and i think it will be an easy fix to get it on the road as well. I am installing a 300hp  350 4bbll TH350 and disc brakes true wire wheels and maybe a airbag it kit nexy year

Ken

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65 Pontiac Laurentian Safari Wagon V8

69 GS400 Convt

69 GS350 HT
65 Sportwagon 350 w/air

64 MAILBU WAGON

66 CORVAIR 350 V8 MID ENGINE
65 OLDS F85 WAGON

69 CORVAIR POWERED DUNE BUGGY

 



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is home and starting to clean it up soon an enine transplant and the new interior i ordered from that Ebay guy i will let you all know if its worth the 300$$ or not but was a lot less than $1000.00 + that every one wanted here for just 1 seat

ken

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65 Pontiac Laurentian Safari Wagon V8

69 GS400 Convt

69 GS350 HT
65 Sportwagon 350 w/air

64 MAILBU WAGON

66 CORVAIR 350 V8 MID ENGINE
65 OLDS F85 WAGON

69 CORVAIR POWERED DUNE BUGGY

 



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that is going to be a sweet ride, when you are done.

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thanks   the new motor and trans should be going in in the next few weeks biggrin  and I ordered an interior kit from that ebay guy ( AIS ) I will let you all know how it turns out when i install it. The price was sure right and i only hope it is as good as i expect

 

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65 Pontiac Laurentian Safari Wagon V8

69 GS400 Convt

69 GS350 HT
65 Sportwagon 350 w/air

64 MAILBU WAGON

66 CORVAIR 350 V8 MID ENGINE
65 OLDS F85 WAGON

69 CORVAIR POWERED DUNE BUGGY

 



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!cid_001201c9e2f9$1cdfc190$28ee0f0a@WKS53.jpgI just got my seat covers from AIS ( they advertise on ebay a lot ) i am am super excited about it the look great and after install them i will post pictures :)

Ken

-- Edited by Sportwagon400 on Thursday 4th of June 2009 10:19:43 PM

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65 Pontiac Laurentian Safari Wagon V8

69 GS400 Convt

69 GS350 HT
65 Sportwagon 350 w/air

64 MAILBU WAGON

66 CORVAIR 350 V8 MID ENGINE
65 OLDS F85 WAGON

69 CORVAIR POWERED DUNE BUGGY

 



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Keep us posted.  They look good.  and the cloth insert covers are usually more expensive than the all vinyl.
Whats teh story on AIS?  do they have covers for all old cars?  price seems reduculously cheap.

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Sportwagon400 wrote:

I just got my seat covers from AIS ( they advertise on ebay a lot ) i am am super excited about it the look great and after install them i will post pictures :)

Ken



they do not quite match the original do they?

 



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They do not match the originals ( and for $319.00 USD i dont care ) but i am not restoring my car just making it a nice driver. They have a very nice original 60's look to them and there is no differeance for cloth or all vynal and pleated or not all same price. they are supposed to have over 7,000 patterns and have been making covers since 1942

http://www.customseatcovers.com/index.htm
this is a link to the company that made the items i bought them through a canadian compnay AIS and it worked out great so far autointeriors@xplornet.com

If you want "orignal" this may not be the place ( the pressed vynal is not easy to reproduce espcially on CANADIAN Pontiacs) but i was told that they could duplicate my original 63 Skylark interior

And besides for the money it is better than WalMart seat covers HAHAHAHAHAHA

Ken

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65 Pontiac Laurentian Safari Wagon V8

69 GS400 Convt

69 GS350 HT
65 Sportwagon 350 w/air

64 MAILBU WAGON

66 CORVAIR 350 V8 MID ENGINE
65 OLDS F85 WAGON

69 CORVAIR POWERED DUNE BUGGY

 



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IMG_4186 (Large).JPGPamdownlow.jpgNice ride!

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It has a new heart and getting closer to running
the motor is a 1971 350 4BBl 275 HP th350 trans

-- Edited by Sportwagon400 on Thursday 4th of June 2009 10:18:34 PM

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65 Pontiac Laurentian Safari Wagon V8

69 GS400 Convt

69 GS350 HT
65 Sportwagon 350 w/air

64 MAILBU WAGON

66 CORVAIR 350 V8 MID ENGINE
65 OLDS F85 WAGON

69 CORVAIR POWERED DUNE BUGGY

 

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i can almost hear it, that motor and trans should be a nice combo!

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