Canadian Chevette: 1984 Pontiac Acadian

If a Chevrolet Chevette or even a Pontiac T1000 isn’t unusual enough for you, here’s a Canadian market 1984 Pontiac Acadian Scooter. This one is posted on Craigslist or here on the CL archive in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The asking price is $1,000 with the $300 stereo or make an offer without the stereo.

The Acadian, as most of you know, was a name that Pontiac used over the years and from 1976 to 1987 they used it for GM’s Canadian version of the Chevy Chevette. We also had a Pontiac version in the US, the Pontiac T1000 which became the 1000 in 1984 for the US market. This Acadian is also a Scooter which was their base model. This one is still wearing its original paint.

This example has just under 200,000 miles on it but the seller says that in “the last year new gas and water pumps, timing belt, exhaust, brakes, and carburetor, regular tune ups and Bluetooth stereo.” As you can see there is some “rust but if fixed could have collector plates.”

That’s a pretty fancy interior for a Scooter model. As is often the case the photos are lacking in quantity with no photos of the passenger side at all and none of the engine or with the rear hatch open. I’m not quite sure why sellers don’t take the extra 1.34 minutes to provide photos of all sides, the full interior front to rear, and an engine photo but I don’t see it changing anytime soon. What is shown looks pretty good. Here’s the $300 stereo in question. The engine, which without a lot of added ooomph isn’t going to do this, is a 1.6L inline-four which would have had around 65 hp. So, a Canadian market, four-door, automatic-transmission-equipped mid-80s rebadged-Chevette with rust on it: who’s on board?


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  1. H-Bomb

    That odometer is in km and reads 201k. That’s more like 125k miles, not “just under 200k miles” as stated in the article.

    • Scotty Gilbertson Staff

      You are correct, sir, thanks.

  2. mark

    As long as it runs OK, $1000 bucks would be an ok price. Would be cheap transportation. In my day this would be the ideal first car for a high school kid. Good enough to get back and forth to school and just bad enough that learning basic car mechanical skills may be required.

    • Mallthus

      Actually, a 1982 Chevette was my high school car and I did learn basic mechanics doing maintenance on it. Utterly uninspiring as a car, it was reliable, practical, cheap, and decent fun in the twisties.

      More importantly, it taught me the joy of and skills needed to drive a slow car fast. Those are the most important skills any young driver can learn.

  3. Classic Steel

    Finally a Chevrolet (Che) Vette under a Canadian name I can afford 😜

  4. jdjonesdr

    Scooter. An appropriate name.

  5. Beatnik Bedouin

    The US Chevy Chevette was called ‘The Little Yank’ in ads back when they were being produced. Is this a ‘Little Canuck’..?

    I wonder how much rust can’t be seen?

  6. DrinkinGasoline

    The “Bic Lighter” of vehicles during the era.

  7. Mark

    129.99 stereo at pc Richards.

  8. Josh

    Buy it v8 swap

  9. Rockets Redglare

    I once stopped to help a lady whose (US-model) Chevette broke down on the side of the road. It was clear that she hated cars in general, and that she’d found the perfect car for her, because by driving a Chevette she got to feel ‘right’ in her hatred.

  10. Miguel

    A rose by any other name…

  11. David Miraglia

    Chevette or Arcadian. Same to me. Good little runabout beater car.

  12. howieloso

    is floor rusted through?

  13. JoeBazots

    If this were a MT, I’d be all over it. These little cars were great no-frills transportation. I had a freind that drover the wheels off of one of these until its untimely demise in a multi-car rear-end sandwich. His little Chevette was the meat squashed between the two pieces of automotive bread.

  14. JimmyJ

    Probably not rusty weather in lower mainland bc is fairly kind to sheet metal but that doesn’t change the fact that its still a rebadged 4 door chevette🤮

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