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June 2009 Feature Car


With summer just around the corner it only makes sense to feature a convertible this month. Marty Fleury has it made with this gorgeous 1966 Parisienne Custom Sport ragtop. As you will read below, Marty and his wife put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into this Poncho to make it the beauty you see here. Here's Marty's story:

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Let me be first to say awesome !

-- Edited by 73SC on Saturday 30th of May 2009 08:42:52 PM

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very nice !

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A Poncho Legend!

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Congratulations!!!    are those 66's, not the prettiest things ever built??????  biggrin 

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Love the story..And oh NICE CAR!!!

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Great ride! Congrats on it being the June feature car!

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1985 Firebird

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Very nice, car is well deserving to be the feature car.  

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Pleased to see a convertible featured. Nice job in the restoration.

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62 Catalina 2 dr post project

69 Parisienne 2 dr ht 427

66 Caprice 2 dr ht 396

68 Bel Air 2 dr sedan BB project

68 Caprice 2 dr ht 396

68 Impala SS427 convt

69 Kingswood Wagon 396

73 Biscayne Sedan 350 19K miles

73 Camaro 307 4 spd CA car

11 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG

 



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Congrats on the feature. Can definatly tell all the pride that went into it Well done

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Todd picked another beauty for the feature, love it, and its nice that its something the wife and yourself have fun doing together.

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Great looking ride you must be very proud of her. Good to hear you and your wife work on it together. Looks like you have two special ladies in your life

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1961 Pontiac Parisienne bubble top Traded for a Harley sorry guys.

2007 Grand Prix Gxp

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Beautiful car, years of hard work certainly paid off, enjoy your summer cruising with the top down and you can come visit here in the winter and have the top down too! smile.gif

Dave from now-it's-pretty-darn-hot SW Florida

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Great car Great colour Great job what else can I say, the pictures tell it all. Enjoy yourselves, you deserve it!


Brent Moose Creek Ontario, and no we don't have Moose in the Creek lol

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I love those 66's.  I can't remember where I read this but apparently the grille design that year was an attempt to capture the nature of a cat's face with the nose and the swept back whiskers.  I think it really worked quite well. You just don't see that level of artistry in new designs.  The concept worked the best in the Parisiennes and down with the 4 part grille but I still always was struck by the elegance (if you will) of the Grande Parisienne grille.  I also found it puzzling that the Parisienne and down grille was probably more expensive to manufacture than the Grande grille  which seemed a bit backwards from a production point of view  That and the very light trim I would  guess were again an attempt to be sort of elegant and to also really bring out the lines of the body.

Anyway just some random thoughts.

I also really appreciate the posting as my hardtop is also Lemonwood yellow and will be returning to that colour so its a nice reference.

Great stuff! great story.

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ken from northern Alberta

38 Willys pickup electric powered project

39 Buick (327 with 700 r4)

66 Grande Parisienne 396 with AC (built October 26 1965)

66 Beaumont 4 door hardtop

69 Chevy CST pickup

1976 GMC 23'  motorhome



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Tough to beat a 66 B body for looks.

Nice car and a great story to go along with it!

It's another month I will enjoy looking at the home page pop up on the screen!!!

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great car, great story behind it too! wink

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yawn Wow, what a project, great pics start to finish. bring on the sun, enjoy.

Ray

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Hi Marty
Had the opportunity to meet you and the misses a week or so back at the Orangeville cruise night.
Great looking car and the pride of workmanship and ownership is very evident.
As we live in the same part of the province I'm sure we'll bump into each other again.
Ted

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Great job Marty! Nice ta know that our hobby is one that be enjoyed by couples, it brings us back to our youth and lets us relive memories. I hope you and your mrs. have lots of happiness together in your great canadian ride!
Another pontiac resurrected to be enjoyed by all.

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I take my hat of to you and your lady! You made the effort and look at the great reward you are reaping!

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Ah yes! I remember it well!!! (With Pictures)

  1. 1965 Malibu 4dr Sedan L6 (Original)
  2. 1975 Chevrolet Kommando 305 (Monaro Clone)
  3. 2000 Peugeot 406 2.0L
  4. 1996 VW Golf Chico


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Nice job! Great car!
Nothing like a car project to bring people together...

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66 Grande Parisienne, 2dr HT, 327 4bbl, Auto.

Had the 66 since about 83 and the 65 since 88.
Both still require a lot of work.


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Marty, you and your wife did a beautiful job on that '66 let's have lots of sunny summer days!!

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All your hard work was well worth it, beautiful car!  Hope to make it out the Orangeville cruise at some point to see it.

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What night and where is the Orangeville cruise-in ?

Hillar you just gave me a great idea. We could take the TO pose on the road and meet our members around the GTA at their local cruises!

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Built March 9, 1973 - Oshawa ON

 






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I second that Big Ray...!

Do you have larger pictures during that video shoot? My gear was probably on it...

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