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1965 Laurentian (2dr-Sedan)


Hi, there's a '65 Laurentian for sale near me. It is the "2-door post sedan" so I'm just wondering about the rarity of the car since I can't find production numbers anywhere or basically any info on these cars. 



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Looks like a good project although I couldn't see the lower body (or frame) too well and that's where the rust will be.

As for rarity I haven't seen much for numbesr except that there were apparently about 1400 V8 Laurentian 2 door sedans made for 1966.

This body style was the cheapest full size Pontiac you could get( I believe) so they should be quite plentiful considering how frugal most of our depression-raised parents were. However you just don't run across them all that often as that body style was kind of out of style by the sixties.

They are rare enough to really stand out on the street that's for sure.

I imagine that George Zapora could tell us how many were built if someone with a VIN from one of those cars would send it in to him.



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Wasn't the Strato Chief even "ahem", more economical for us thrifty Canadians?

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Carli, body style vs model, interesting possible data tag discussion Keni has initiated.

Thanks
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can't see the fenders to see if it's a V 8 ?? But sitting in that grass is NOT a good sign!!!! Would be a "BONUS" if it was a ' 3 pedal' car !!!!!

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dualquadpete wrote:

....Would be a "BONUS" if it was a ' 3 pedal' car !!!!!


 May be...don't see the shifter on the ''Park'' position in the last photo...may be in ''Neutral'' also....



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When I was talking about body styles I just meant the two door sedan in a generic sense.

It would be interesting to see just how many Strato Chief 2 door sedan 6 cylinder cars with no options were actually made.

I guess that would depend on how many little old lady school teachers there were.



-- Edited by 66 Grande guy on Wednesday 6th of April 2016 11:19:20 AM

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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

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If only all the old schoolteachers would have bought 409 4 speeds....

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66 Grande guy wrote:

 

It would be interesting to see just how many Strato Chief 2 door sedan 6 cylinder cars with no options were actually made.

 


 I'm sure Carl (427) still has his paperwork for his '66 Strato Chief ... his was a barebones six. The #s for '65 Strato Chiefs would be comparable I bet.



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Good Idea! I wonder if he ever comes on the forum?



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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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When my aunt was in her 50s she bought her first car ( it was also her first new car ) - a 66 Stato Chief 4dr 6 cyl auto. Everyone chipped in to teach her to drive as her husband didn't drive and her 2 teenage girls hadn't learnt either.
Only option was a basic AM radio.
It served her well for many a year.

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Pontiacanada wrote:
66 Grande guy wrote:

 

It would be interesting to see just how many Strato Chief 2 door sedan 6 cylinder cars with no options were actually made.

 


 I'm sure Carl (427) still has his paperwork for his '66 Strato Chief ... his was a barebones six. The #s for '65 Strato Chiefs would be comparable I bet.

(2792 produced)

 



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2792 produced

BINGO!



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Carl Stevenson wrote:

If only all the old schoolteachers would have bought 409 4 speeds....


 Started working at York Mills Pontiac in Sept. 1964 and saw several 65 Pontiac 409's that fall.

One I helped due the PDI (pre delivery inspection) was a 65 Green Custom Sport 409-400 4 speed. This car has been

discussed here and belonged to a Rene Lediard residing in Georgetown, Ontario.......saw it at a cruise in Toronto about 20 years ago.

Wonder if it s still around?

The other one that really impressed a 18 year old apprentice was a black 2 door sedan (we didn't call them post

cars yet) Strato Chief 409-400 4 speed. The car was in for a clutch and had elongated the wheel stud holes probably

from too much traction..........sure miss those days.

A York Mills Pontiac.jpg



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bjburnout wrote:
Carl Stevenson wrote:

If only all the old schoolteachers would have bought 409 4 speeds....


 

The other one that really impressed a 18 year old apprentice was a black 2 door sedan (we didn't call them post

cars yet)


Very good post.

I still never call them a post!!!

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Perhaps we started calling them posts when the average guy started calling sedans, hardtops because they had a hard metal roof.

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"Post" is just car slang ... like calling a convertible a "ragtop".



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Over here we never say ''2 door sedan'', a 2 door post car is call a ''coach''...

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427carl wrote:

Pontiacanada wrote:
66 Grande guy wrote:

 

It would be interesting to see just how many Strato Chief 2 door sedan 6 cylinder cars with no options were actually made.

 


 I'm sure Carl (427) still has his paperwork for his '66 Strato Chief ... his was a barebones six. The #s for '65 Strato Chiefs would be comparable I bet.

(2792 produced)

 





That number is for V8 cars-there is no production numbers in the Production Numbers thread regarding 6 cylinder 2 dr post cars for '66. I had one and I would still be interested in knowing.........

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