Spotting Guide – Pontiac Parisienne (1958-1986)

I’m always interesting in Canadian cars and the Parisienne was a very successful one. Here is spotting guide for it.

For most of its life the Pontiac Parisienne was a full size roughly equivalent to the US Bonneville. They used Chevrolet frames and drive trains not Pontiac ones like the US cars.

PONTIAC Parisienne (1958-1961)

1958 Pontiac Laurentian Series (Canada)
1958 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by aldenjewell)

Three Hills Street Freaks Show
1959 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by Sherlock77 (James))

1960 Pontiac Parisienne
1960 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by Dave_7)

1961 Pontiac Parisienne Convertible
1961 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by vinnyvrg)

Description: Styling and trim like the US Bonneville and Chevrolet drive train.
Specifications:
250 cu in (4.1 L) I6
283 cu in (4.6 L) V8
327 cu in (5.4 L) V8
350 cu in (5.7 L) V8
396 cu in (6.5 L) V8
409 cu in (6.7 L) V8
427 cu in (7 L) V8
Sold against: Meteor Rideau
Body styles: 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible, 4-door station wagon
Production: N/A

PONTIAC Parisienne (1962-1964)

1962 Pontiac Parisienne
1962 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by Dave_7)

1963 Pontiac Parisienne  Convertible
1963 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by Dave_7)

Pontiac Parisienne  Convertible
1963 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by Dave_7)

Junkyard Dawg, Trinidad.
1964 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by Angelo Bissessarsingh)

Description: Styling and trim like the US Bonneville and Chevrolet drive train. Now on the B-body platform. The US Bonneville cars didn’t offer a six cylinder engine.
Specifications:
250 cu in (4.1 L) I6
283 cu in (4.6 L) V8
327 cu in (5.4 L) V8
350 cu in (5.7 L) V8
396 cu in (6.5 L) V8
409 cu in (6.7 L) V8
427 cu in (7 L) V8
Sold against: Meteor Rideau, Buick LeSabre
Body styles: 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible, 4-door station wagon
Production: N/A

PONTIAC Parisienne (1965-1970)

Pontiac Parisienne
1965 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by Sherlock77 (James) )

1966 Pontiac Parisienne Convertible
1966 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by Dave_7)

1966 Pontiac Parisienne Convertible
1966 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by Dave_7)

1967 Pontiac Parisienne 2+2
1967 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by Dave_7)

1967 Pontiac Parisienne 2+2
1967 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by Dave_7)

1968 Pontiac Grand Parisienne Sport Coupe (Canada)
1968 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by aldenjewell)

Pontiac Parisienne
1969 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by Dave_7)

1970 Pontiac Parisienne
1970 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by Dave_7)

1970 Pontiac Parisienne
1970 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by Dave_7)

Description: Styling and trim like the US Bonneville and Chevrolet drive train. Still on the B-body platform.
Specifications:
350 cu in (5.7 L) V8
396 cu in (6.5 L) V8
427 cu in (7 L) V8
454 cu in (7.4 L) V8
Sold against: Meteor Rideau, Buick LeSabre
Body styles: 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible, 4-door station wagon
Production: N/A

PONTIAC Parisienne (1971-1976)

1971 Pontiac Parisienne Brougham
1971 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by Hugo90)

1974 Pontiac Parisienne Brougham
1974 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by Dave_7)

1974 Pontiac Parisienne Brougham
1974 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by Dave_7)

Description: Styling and trim like the US Bonneville and Chevrolet drive train. Still on the B-body platform.
Specifications:
455 cu in (7.5 L) V8
400 cu in (6.6 L) V8
Sold against: Buick LeSabre, Chevrolet Impala, Ford LTD
Body styles: 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe
Production: N/A

PONTIAC Parisienne (1977–1986)

1978 Pontiac Parisienne
1977 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by Dave_7)

Pontiac Parisienne
PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by Dave_7)

1983 Pontiac Parisienne Brougham
1983 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by mark.mitchell.brown)

1986 Pontiac Parisienne
1986 PONTIAC PARISIENNE (image by coconv)

Description: Styling and trim like the US Bonneville and Chevrolet drive train. Still on the B-body platform. 1982 the US Bonneville went to a smaller front wheel drive car. The Parisienne continued on with very similar look to the Chevrolet Caprice. In 1985 they went back to a stronger Pontiac look.

Specifications:
231 cu in (3.8 L) Buick V6
265 cu in (4.3 L) Pontiac V8
301 cu in (4.9 L) Pontiac V8
307 cu in (5 L) Oldsmobile V8
350 cu in (5.7 L) Pontiac V8
350 cu in (5.7 L) Oldsmobile diesel V8
400 cu in (6.6 L) Pontiac
Sold against: Buick LeSabre, Chevrolet Impala, Ford Crown Victoria
Body styles: 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe, 4-door station wagon
Production: N/A

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7 Responses to Spotting Guide – Pontiac Parisienne (1958-1986)

  1. Good looking cars, and hope to see more.

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  3. Jer says:

    very nice article , i have an ’86 Parisienne i’m in love with. however i must add that the 1977-86 cars were also available with the Chevy 305, using the 4bbl Quadrajet carb. it was the only engine for the last several years of production. Also, the 1982 Bonneville redesign was not front wheel drive, it was based on the g body, rwd platform until it was further downsized into the new for ’87 front wheel drive, six cylinder crap that continued to bastardize pontiac until the end of production.

  4. Paul Wilson says:

    Hi Guys, interesting history on this car and thanks for the education.
    I need a little help, I have a Canadian built convertible in my work shop which has been dismantled by some idiot, the care is in basic sound shape but need a large amount of TLC to bring it back to glory. Some body problems are to be solved, assembly of front end, can any guy give me leads on where I can find the information on whole front end assembly ?
    This is not easy to find in the UK and I am still searching the net for details.
    I will have further problems to solve and this car deserves to be in full glory again especial in the UK as very few right American hookers are over here so I would appreciate any knowledge.
    Picture details of current state are available.
    Thanks for your time
    Paul

  5. R Goff says:

    250 cubic inch six cylinder engine in 1959.? I question that. They had the Pontiac 261 cubic inch six in 59.

  6. Mike says:

    Dave_7 might want to recheck his Poncho history… the 69 shown is actually a 68, the 74 is a 73, and the 77 is a 79. just saying…

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