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May 2023 Feature Car


It's extremely rare to see a 1970 Acadian these days. In fact we've only featured three other 1970 Acadians in the 15 years we've been running Canadian Poncho. Even rarer is to see a 1970 Acadian SS.  It's a pleasure to feature Alan Fennell's '70 Acadian SS for May. With only 1282 built (how many had a bench seat and a 4 speed?) chances are it will be a few years before we ever get the opportunity to feature another one! Alan tells us more:

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My story starts in 1984 with the purchase of a 1973 Nova. It was my first car and had a 327 and a 4 speed. It was an awesome car! I sold it for the land I have my house on now. I had been looking for a look alike replacement ever since. I came across this Acadian last September and instantly wanted it.

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I messaged the owner a couple of times but there was no response. Eventually I got ahold of the seller and purchased it on the 26th of September.  The rest is history. The car came from Lawson Moters LTD in St Stephen New Brunswick. It's a 1970 Pontiac Acadian SS, and is all numbers matching. 

Trim is Black Custom Bench Seat.

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Paint is code 28 Atoll Blue. The top is code A White. Engine is the L48 350 CID with 300 HP and the transmission is the M20 4 Speed Wide Ratio.

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Power is send to a 12 Bolt 3.31:1 positraction differential. It also has power disc brakes. The Acadian still has its original starter and alternator.I have a ton of original paper work and history including the warranty key tags.

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The paint has the typical look when  you sprayed enamel over lacquer; cracks,  fish eyes, and  bumps.

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My plans are to do full restoration on a rotisserie. I grew up with body men and hot rods (who could ask for more?), so between me and couple of friends and 10 or so months of work this car will be unbelievable. I am the third owner. The original owner purchased the car on March 31 1970 and put 48000 miles on it.

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The second owner got the car on October 25 1974. He put 27000 miles on in the next 48 years. I personally  can't stop driving it so it will be hard to take it off the road to restore but this car deserves it.

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The Acadian will remain in my family and is already willed to my son. I still stay in touch with the previous owner and show him the work I've done to car so far. I've installed some auxilliary  gauges including tach. I installed new door panels, replaced the brakes, and fuel pump. The timing was also off 8 degrees. I will document the restoration and keep Canadian Poncho members up to date on the progress.   

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Congrats! 

I'd be torn as well. Drive or restore.

I'd drive the crap out of it and never stop. Perfection only brings stress and worry.

 

But it is deserving of a do over.



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While everyone has seen a Nova SS, an Acadian SS is a very rare bird. I have probably seen five since the 1970s, that is it.
The car presents well and is a nice colour combo. I always was mystified by the back panel being too narrow on the 70 SS & Custom, was it an artful choice, or was it designed for wider tail lights that didn't make production? The Ventura II that was introduced in place of the Acadian in '71 had wider tail lights. One wonders.

 



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What a cool car, and a rare one too! And nicely optioned as well.

I'd have NO issues driving it as is, without the restoration. You might be scared to drive it if you restore it.

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A pic from 2018:

 

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67 Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe, Oshawa-built 250 PG never disturbed.

In garage, 296 cid inline six & TH350...

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Very cool grocery-getter!!

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Very nice 70 SS, have never seen one in person. Congratulations on being at the May top of the page.

Don

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great looking car, Enjoy

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what a grreat car! ACADIAN! lovem nice to see thanks

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Ahhhh thats where the car ended up. Nice score. I was about to pull the trigger on that one myself and then it disappeared from kijiji. Hard to beat a documented original car. Look forward to seeing what yo7 do with it

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Great looking car, love the 'survivor' vibe of it, enjoy it! Well deserving for the top of the page!

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Fantastic example of a rare and cool car.

My first car was a blue 72 Nova 2 door hardtop. Came with a 250 and a glide. Had a 327, Cragars, dual exhaust and the correct buckets before my 16th birthday.

Love the body style. Thanks for sharing!

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Very cool. Awesome. Happy to hear this car has found a good home with you. We have had many discussions about this car on the forum in the past when it first came up for sale in 2018. All good by the way. Love this car!!!
But, I may be a little biased in my humble opinion!

Ken



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very lucky to have this car awesome feature

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