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In model years 1961/2/3/4 were any Canadian full-size Pontiacs (Strato Chief, Laurentian & Parisienne) assembled (knock-down, presumably) at a location OTHER THAN Oshawa?



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To clarify . . . Australia, New Zealand & South Africa are possibilities. Argentina a possibility

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OK, I stand corrected.  GM of Canada shipped SKD kits to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Belgium, and the Phillipines, in the '60s.  I assume LHD cars sent to other countries went CBU.  Where the Belgian-assembled cars went is a good question - perhaps to the U.K. and Sweden?  That plant was in Antwerp, at the big port on the North Sea.  



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Thank you . . . what are SKD and CBU, please

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The Petone plant in New Zealand built SKD ( Semi knock down ) Pontiac's and Chev's. We didn't receive any CBU cars. ( Completely built up ). It seems the SKD cars only came from the Oshawa plant.

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I'm given to beleive all the UK RHD cars were fully built in Oshawa. None kit built. The Belgian plant almost certainly only built left hookers. Bonnevilles were sold in the UK but only in LHD so they may have come from Belgium.

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Bonneville in Belgium? Was there a GM assembly or distribution facility in Belgium?

This is beyond the scope of my initial question, however it gets more interesting as time goes by

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Pontiac Parisienne - Wikipedia



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