Canadian Classic Cars

Container Find! 1964 Studebaker Commander

In its final years, Studebaker was in financial peril from one year to the next, although the 1959 compact Lark brought some short-term hope. But, just before Christmas of 1963, Studebaker stopped producing cars in the U.S., shifting production… more»

Bring A Drivetrain: 1963 Pontiac Parisienne Safari

The automotive world can be fascinating, and few vehicles better demonstrate that than this 1963 Pontiac Parisienne Safari Wagon. GM of Canada offered a unique variety of vehicles that utilized underpinnings from various General Motors marques. This one rolled… more»

Make An Offer: 1952 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup

The seller of this 1952 Chevrolet 3100 has owned it for the past 47 years, but some 30 years ago, it stopped running so they parked it. Fast forward to today and it’s still sitting, waiting for someone to… more»

Nicest One Left? 1964 Studebaker Daytona

Most of Studebaker’s production in 1964 was conducted in Hamilton, Ontario. That’s because the company shuttered its South Bend, Indiana plant due to rising costs and shrinking product demand. The Daytona convertible was one of the rarest cars built… more»

Cheap Wheels? 1981 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta

The 1981 model year was the swan song for the second-generation Chevy Camaro. After 12 years in production, the design had run its course (sales were down by more than half in just two years). The Berlinetta was the… more»

Rare 1962 Acadian Beaumont 4-Cylinder Convertible

The Acadian was a brand of automobile built by General Motors of Canada. In 1962, it was based on the new Chevy II. The Invader was the base model, while the Beaumont carried a higher level of trim (like… more»

Sliding Roof! 1964 Studebaker Daytona Wagonaire

In its waning years, what Studebaker didn’t have in terms of resources, it made up for in spirit. The company kept trying “new” things, like the Hawks in the 1950s and the Avanti in the 1960s. They also introduced… more»

1000 HP Trans Am! 1999 Pontiac Firebird

Few 20th Century cars look more ready to blast into space than the fourth and final generation Pontiac Firebird, especially the performance champion Trans Am. With a claimed 1000 HP on tap, this 1999 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in… more»

Canadian Six-Banger: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle

Before 1970, Chevrolet called its entry-level Chevelle the 300 Deluxe. After that, it was simply “Chevelle.” The car was a low-frills version of the highly popular Malibu, and you could even get one as a pillarless 2-door Sport Coupe…. more»

Stalled Project: 1975 Bricklin SV-1

Back in 1977, I was fortunate enough to get some early exposure to the Bricklin SV-1, as a TV anchor who happened to live in our neighborhood owned one of these unusual cars.  I was only 12 at the… more»

Off-Road Antics: 1981 Argo 8

The Argo 8 is an ATV – All Terrain Vehicle. It was built for commercial/industrial applications but could be a lot of fun for personal use as well. The Canadian company that builds them has been around for 60… more»

Canadian Poncho: 1958 Pontiac Parisienne

In the U.S. in 1958, the Chevrolet Impala debuted. That first year, it was limited to a special 2-door hardtop and convertible before becoming the leading Chevy in 1959. At GM of Canada, 1958 also brought the Pontiac Parisienne,… more»

Rare 1942 GMC Truck Comes With a Pile of Parts

Old GMC trucks are often used as parked advertising for antique shops and the like. There, they rust in peace. This one, however, is a work in progress, with a lot already done. It’s a rare 1942 Canada-built half-ton… more»

BF Exclusive: 1971 Ford F-250 Sport Custom 4×4

Farm fresh and full of nostalgia, this semi-refurbished 1971 Ford F250 Custom Sport 4×4 runs and drives “great,” according to the seller. The Marsing, Idaho classic seeks a new owner here on Barn Finds, where $28,000 puts a clean… more»

Canadian Droptop: 1959 Pontiac Parisienne

A luxurious Canadian Chevy.  That might adequately sum up in four words how the Pontiac Parisienne started life when it was introduced to the Canadian market in the late ’50s.  Mechanically, the car was just about the same as… more»

North Of The Border Find: 1946 Mercury Pickup

Well, I’ve heard of a Mercury pickup truck but I know I’ve never seen one in the steel. Barn Finder T.J. submitted a tip on this 1946 one-tonner and I figure that it’s as close to one as I’ll… more»