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January 2023 Feature Car


Happy New Year! Our first feature car for 2023 belongs to Brad Haysom who hails from Burnaby, BC. Brad found this clean 1965 Acadian Canso Sport Deluxe for sale in Ontario and with some inspection help from a Poncho member he pulled the trigger and had it shipped to British Columbia. The car required minimal work however Brad did do some upgrades to improve drivability. Take it away Brad:

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"Back in 84’ I had a 65 SD so when I saw this one on kijji I had to grab it. I actually thought it could be the same car. It was in Ontario and luckily one of your long time members, DualQuad Pete, was kind enough to go do an inspection for me.

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Here are some stats according to GM Vintage Vehicle Service:

 

Build Date: April 20 1965

 

Shipping date: April 21,1965

 

Dealer: Jenner Motors Co LTD, Edmonton Alberta

 

Number Produced: 398

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The fellow I purchased from in Ontario had just had it shipped from Alberta a few months prior but he inherited a car in the meantime so sold the Acadian.

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Once I had it shipped to Coquitlam BC and in my hands it was a happy day. I've done a few things to try to bring it back to original look, but it didn’t need much. It came with a 300hp 350.  I've changed the rear end to 3:55 posi and installed a 200r4. The front brakes have been converted to disk. This winter project will be to get a few more HP out of the engine.

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Canadian Poncho has been very helpful  to my aging memory since its been a while since Ive had wrenches in my hand."

 



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Congrates on your New Years Baby, She is a real looker. you must be proudsmile



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Oh my goodness.........you know who loves this month's feature car..........ME!!!! I always wished my white car had been built with red interior. Beautiful car.



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Great way to start off the new year is with a beauty 65 SD at the top of the page !! Congrats with the purchase and many years of happy cruising!!

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Thats a rare beauty for sure, I love red interiors.

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I always thought this style of car would be the perfect size for a hobbyist with limited space. All the looks without the bulk.

And this one is just perfect in white on red, buckets, console with some real get up, go, and highway cruise capability. Congrats!



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Congratulations, and what a beautiful car.
Brian

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65 acadian i love it! notmany left out there and so rare thumbs up from another 65 acadian owner!

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Beautiful car, love the upgrades too. White on red interior, my all time fave colour combo! Perfect car to start the year!

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Beatiful car, Enjoy

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Extremely nice car.



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A very nice ride!!! I see very few of these and just love the look!



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beautiful car.. its perfect .



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robert currie wrote:

Beautiful car, Enjoy


 What Robert said....biggrin.....love white over red and the 65 is the best of the first Gen cars....smile



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That car is really pretty, beautiful in fact. Pretty rare as well, and in an unusually nice preserved state.

Years ago I fell in love with a '65 Nova SS that wore the same colours and was in the same condition as yours, with a factory 283.

Even the original 194 would move the car just fine since they are so light, while a 350 300-horse would boss that car around like a toy. The drivetrain & brake upgrades sound perfect.

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That car must be a joy to drive !

Simply Perfect !

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Beautiful car Brad, hope to see it driving around Coquitlam this spring.

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White on red! Now that's a beautiful colour combination on a wonderful car. Same colours as were in my 65 Parisienne convertible years ago. Congratulations on the feature. 



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love the Acadians real beauty

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Beautiful Acadian, love the white on red.



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What a beautiful car!! As the others said, the colour match is amazing. Hope to see it in person someday driving the streets.

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Nice car! I love the colors and that factory stance. Whitewalls and those wheelcovers really suit it!

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Thanks for all the responses. The car is a beauty to drive and light up on occasion. Im part way through changing a few things in the engine compartment to bring it more era correct. Ill try to post a few pics when complete.

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That's a beautiful car. Appreciate the photos

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Sweet ride > thanks for sharing. Enjoy !

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