Photobucket
Photobucket
Members Login
Post Info TOPIC: 66 Grande Parisienne, anyone know this car?


A Poncho Legend!

Status: Online
Posts: 40181
Date:
66 Grande Parisienne, anyone know this car?


Poking around online and I found this picture. Does anyone happen to know anything about this car? It looks absolutely gorgeous, wow....

66 Grande.jpg

Attachments
__________________

1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles



Uber Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 3710
Date:

No I don't but what a beautiful colour combo.  Really gives it some dignity. Even the vinyl top adds to it as much as I'm leery of those.



__________________

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



A Poncho Legend!

Status: Online
Posts: 40181
Date:

It looks just perfect.

And looks like it has tilt wheel to boot.

I can't quit staring at the picture.

__________________

1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles



A Poncho Legend!

Status: Online
Posts: 40181
Date:

This is likely a BC car. The random picture I found of it has a link to a Flickr account which is full of car pics and most of the cars with plates in the account show BC plates.

__________________

1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles



Canadian Poncho Superstar!

Status: Offline
Posts: 18562
Date:

Isn't that the picture of perfection, thanks Carl !



__________________

Ray White, Toronto ON

1973 LeMans 454 "Astro-Jet"

Built March 9, 1973 - Oshawa ON

 






Canadian Poncho Superstar!

Status: Offline
Posts: 18025
Date:

I like everything about this car!



__________________

Prince Edward Islandbug.gif

'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.



A Poncho Legend!

Status: Online
Posts: 40181
Date:

It has one flaw, one thing that is incorrect as far as originality, that likely only 66 Grande Parisienne owners will spot.

Anyone see what it is?

__________________

1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles



Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 801
Date:

ACTUALLY 2 CARL-THE HANDICAP PARKING TAG HANGING FROM THE MIRROR AND THE GREY STUFFED LITTLE ELEPHANT ON THE DASH

__________________


Canadian Poncho Superstar!

Status: Offline
Posts: 5702
Date:

Don't own one but I felt something looked off the first time I saw the picture. But until you posed the question, I wouldn't have known what it was unless I began comparing images.

The fender emblem! Parisienne is way forward, and maybe even the Grande is slightly...

emb.JPGg.JPG

 



Attachments
__________________
67' Grande Parisienne. Ex Ottawa USSR Embassy car, 67- 68.
6977017306_dfca361bfc_m.jpg
 


A Poncho Legend!

Status: Online
Posts: 40181
Date:

You got it Mark.

To me that says the fender(s) must have been changed and someone didn't know where to drill the holes.

Regardless, I wouldn't hang my head if this was my car.

Man, I'd sure love to know the story on it. Someone HAS to know this car.

__________________

1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles



Canadian Poncho Superstar!

Status: Offline
Posts: 6129
Date:

Someone on here must have encountered this car in their travels. It's too striking not to be noticed.

__________________


Addicted!

Status: Offline
Posts: 479
Date:

Carl Stevenson wrote:

It looks just perfect.

And looks like it has tilt wheel to boot.

I can't quit staring at the picture.


 PLEASANT DREAMS CARL  wink yawn



__________________


Canadian Poncho Superstar!

Status: Offline
Posts: 18025
Date:

cdnpont wrote:

Don't own one but I felt something looked off the first time I saw the picture. But until you posed the question, I wouldn't have known what it was unless I began comparing images.

The fender emblem! Parisienne is way forward, and maybe even the Grande is slightly...

emb.JPGg.JPG

 


 The black car ain't so grand(e) ...wink



__________________

Prince Edward Islandbug.gif

'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.



Canadian Poncho Superstar!

Status: Offline
Posts: 5702
Date:

I never even caught that! The brain is a strange machine sometimes. Well... a lot these days!



__________________
67' Grande Parisienne. Ex Ottawa USSR Embassy car, 67- 68.
6977017306_dfca361bfc_m.jpg
 


Uber Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 3710
Date:

This isn't widely known but in 1966 only the cars of this model that were destined for Quebec had the word Grande. The rest of the country got cars that had the English version; Grand.

 



__________________

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



Uber Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 3418
Date:

That is a gorgeous example of a gorgeous car.

Compare it to the picture from the 1966 GM Canada promotional album that somebody posted samples of here in 2015.

66 grande parisienne.jpeg



Attachments
__________________

67 Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe, Oshawa-built stocker 250 Powerglide 40,000 mile

Also in garage waiting: stroker 296 cid inline six & built TH350

Cameron Milne, Toronto.


I am a walking encyclopedia with numerous pages missing.



A Poncho Legend!

Status: Offline
Posts: 22056
Date:

I posted the photo of this GP on our Facebook page asking if anyone knows the owner.

__________________

Todd
Site Founder

Like us on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/CanadianPoncho

Canadian Poncho World Headquarters - Prince Edward Island

 



A Poncho Legend!

Status: Online
Posts: 40181
Date:

CdnGMfan wrote:

That is a gorgeous example of a gorgeous car.

Compare it to the picture from the 1966 GM Canada promotional album that somebody posted samples of here in 2015.

66 grande parisienne.jpeg





Look at that, the emblem is in the same spot! I wonder if this is the actual promo car...? Because if you look, those emblems are not in the "production spot" for sure.

And when I bought this car in July 1981, it had original paint so I KNOW these are in the right spot.

emblem.jpgemblem 1.jpg

Attachments
__________________

1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles



Canadian Poncho Superstar!

Status: Offline
Posts: 5702
Date:

 

The teal 66 promo car's "Parisienne" appears to be placed starting directly under the "a" of grande. The dark blue car in the post is more or less under the 'r". The script on the black car is different again, agreeing with the factory paint job BB car. And just to be difficult, I'll put up an illustration from a 66 promo which more or less agrees with the OP car. The teal promo's Parisienne script is not the same as production. Looks taller, same as the red?

Maybe depending on the day of the week or the month of production, the positioning might have moved around a little?

 

/download.spark?ID=2207529&aBID=11811066 gp 1.JPG/download.spark?ID=2207530&aBID=11811066y.JPG



Attachments
__________________
67' Grande Parisienne. Ex Ottawa USSR Embassy car, 67- 68.
6977017306_dfca361bfc_m.jpg
 


A Poncho Legend!

Status: Online
Posts: 40181
Date:

I bet the taller style "Grande" is an airbrush version or something.

Interesting all this. I don't recall seeing this second placement before. I'm going to look at more pics.

__________________

1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles



Uber Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 3297
Date:

Kens, Cheviac Grande.....

ABE20FE1-C98D-47DC-B7E4-354F8B1A7AAF.png

 



Attachments
__________________

Vincent Jr.



A Poncho Legend!

Status: Online
Posts: 40181
Date:

And that's what I always thought they all had. The "G" has a good lean on it and the "Parisienne" starts under the ""D".

__________________

1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles



A Poncho Legend!

Status: Online
Posts: 40181
Date:

And a neat bit of trivia, my old 4 speed car that was the feature car recently has a birthday today, same day as my wife, only she's got a couple of years on it!

__________________

1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles



A Poncho Legend!

Status: Online
Posts: 40181
Date:

Reader's Digest ad has it like the production cars, not the sales brochures confuse

ad.jpg

Attachments
__________________

1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles



Canadian Poncho Superstar!

Status: Offline
Posts: 6129
Date:

cdnpont wrote:

 

The teal 66 promo car's "Parisienne" appears to be placed starting directly under the "a" of grande. The dark blue car in the post is more or less under the 'r". The script on the black car is different again, agreeing with the factory paint job BB car. And just to be difficult, I'll put up an illustration from a 66 promo which more or less agrees with the OP car. The teal promo's Parisienne script is not the same as production. Looks taller, same as the red?

Maybe depending on the day of the week or the month of production, the positioning might have moved around a little?

 

/download.spark?ID=2207529&aBID=11811066 gp 1.JPG/download.spark?ID=2207530&aBID=11811066y.JPG


 No E on the Grand of the black one.



__________________
1 2  >  Last»  | Page of 2  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us
.
Support Canadian Poncho!
Select Amount:
.
.
.