A Dozen For Sale In Winnipeg!

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Reader Dean B. writes: This ad showed up here on KIJIJI for Manitoba, Canada. Other than what it says I know nothing about the cars, but the ones in the pictures appear to be very well taken care of. They are located on Pembina Highway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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After looking over the pictures, I agree with Dean, they do look nice. This 1965 Pontiac Parisienne Custom Sport sure catches my eye. I wish there were more pictures; I’d love to compare the differences between this and the comparable US model (a Bonneville? I’m sure a Barn Finds reader knows).

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This 1928 Buick looks like the oldest car in the listing, although there’s another old one next to it that isn’t listed. Other than a little dust, this looks ready to drive! The seller says they have been kept in heated storage and that they have been “meticulously cared for.”

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Here’s a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertible. Remember when these were the “last” convertibles? I like the looks of the Thunderbird in the background as well.

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Speaking of Thunderbirds, here’s a 1960 that’s in the collection. I really like the yellow; it lightens up the appearance of the car in general and really looks period.

Although there are other cars in the background of the pictures, these are the cars listed in the advertisement:

  • 1928 Buick Mclaughlin
  • 1951 Plymouth Businessman Coupe
  • 1960 Thunderbird
  • 1965 Parisienne Custom Sport
  • 1967 Pontiac LeMans
  • 1976 Cadillac Convertible
  • 2x 1986 Corvettes
  • 1990 Chevy 454SS
  • 1994 Mercedes-Benz S600C
  • 1995 Corvette convertible
  • 2005 MINI Cooper S convertible

Let us know if you’re interested in any of these, and especially if you check them out for yourself!

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Comments

  1. David

    The Parisienne and other Canadian Pontiacs were Pontiac bodies mounted on Chevrolet frames and used Chevrolet drivetrains. Basically a Chevy with a Pontiac body. Here is a link to Wikipedia if you would like to read more.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac_Parisienne

  2. PaulG

    Wow, certainly a nice, well rounded collection. It’s interesting to see what others decide to collect over the years. (If in fact it is one persons collection, which it appears to be…) GLWS

  3. Rick

    Wish the Parisienne Custom Sport was a 2+2 instead. In the US, 67 was the last year of production for the Pontiac 2+2 (essentially a Catalina body with different trim and a 421 in ’64, ’65 & ’66 and a 428 in ’67). Back in the late 70s/early 80s I had a ’66 Pontiac 421 tri-power 2+2 convertible. Anyhow, the 2+2 Parisienne continued in production in Canada until ’70 and in it’s final year of production came from the factory with a 454 big block Chevy. I live about 75 miles from Vancouver BC (on the US side of the border) anyhow there are at least two 454 2+2 Parisiennes around metro Vancouver, and they come out in the summer during car show season. I remember how freaked out (in a good way) I was the first time I saw one and realized what it was.

  4. Birdman

    If anyone is interested in any of these, I could probably put you in touch with a good friend of mine there in Winnipeg(I grew up there) who knows his way around cars and would likely love to go have a look…If time allowed I’d make the 15 hour drive myself to go look just for the fun..

  5. 64 bonneville

    If I could I would make the 2 day drive from Oklahoma to go look. The Parisienne coupe and the 51 Plymouth business mans Coupe are my favorites. I remember the sales men for Tom Tucker Ginger ale having these as sales cars, because you could carry about 12 cases of their product in the trunk. IMHO the 51 Plymouth is calling for a beefed up 340 and a 727 in it. “Light ’em if you got ’em” as they said in boot camp almost 50 years ago.

  6. randy

    That may be the first year of the V-12 Mercedes as well, I bet it won’t bring 1/2 of it’s original price of 100K+. Very nice collection non the less.

  7. Gary Chittenden

    The 65 Pontiac Custom Sport came with buckets and console, something like a Catalina. Usually a 283 was standard. I had a convertible and a hardtop. Excellent cars.. I dropped a 350 into the hardtop to get a little more oomph.

  8. Nek

    To me the Bonnie and Custom Sport were basically the same…just different chrome and that silly 1 cubic inch difference in some engine sizes as GM Canada played their games.US 326 vs CDN 327… think the 396 snuck into some Ponchos 66/67,The 389 seemed reserved for the US. Never could understand how in CDN smaller market we have more name plates for basically same car. May be another reader could shed some light…huh or eh.

  9. S.Brodie

    The McLaughlin Buicks were not just simply a Buick model but had Buick powertrains and bodies manufactured in Canada by the McLaughlin Carriage Co. which built a superior machine to anything Buick sold. Billy Durant had seen one of these parked near their head office and had said “Get somebody to move that vehicle because if my dealers see it then they’ll want one and we don’t want to be involved in the extra expense.”

  10. Wade

    Back in the day, a friend in British Columbia, ordered a new 65 Pontiac convertible with a 409/409 HP and 4 speed Muncie. Man, loved the sound of that engine. Have wanted one ever since. Think he paid $7000. He could lay rubber for nearly 200 feet. Young and dumb.

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