Category Archives: Canadian Cars

Canadian market literature for the Envoy Epic and Vauxhall Viva HA

Canadian market literature for the Envoy Epic and Vauxhall Viva HA. Downloaded from various spots on the internet.

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New Project Car: 1965 Envoy Epic

I’m not done my Mercedes Benz 220D yet but I couldn’t resist picking up this 1965 Envoy Epic. It is the optimistically named Envoy Epic which is a Canadian only variant on the Vauxhall Viva HA sold at Chevrolet/Oldsmobile dealers. … Continue reading

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Lada Heat Machine – Wild heater equipped Lada Niva

Check out this fantastic Lada Niva custom equipped with hydraulics and a massive heat source. It showed up for sale on Kijiji. It is rare enough to see a Niva as early as a 1980 model never mind one with … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day

Well it is Canada Day so I thought I’d share a few Canadian market cars.

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Canadian Cars of the 80s

Canada as many of you might know had quite a few different cars than the US, mostly in the budget category. Many Eastern Block cars like Ladas and Skodas which would not have gone over well politically south of the … Continue reading

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Stan Reynolds dies

I heard via the Hemmings Blog that Alberta collector and museum founder Stan Reynolds had died. What a shame as he’d been one of the driving forces and the initial donor for the Reynolds Museum up in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Stan … Continue reading

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1985 Hyundai Pony Brochure (Canadian)

Another buy from the swap meet is this 1985 Hyundai Pony brochure. This particular type was sold in Canada but not the US. Other markets got a similar Pony but the Canadian bumper and headlights were unique. Not many of … Continue reading

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Rarely seen Canadian Optima found in the junkyard

I needed to get a part for my Micra yesterday and found myself making a trip to the local scrapyard. There is always something interesting there and it didn’t disappoint this time. I came across an Optima GSi which is … Continue reading

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Dodge The Dude – but also a Fargo

The Dude was an optional package available on Dodge trucks. Featured a cowboy hat logo and distinctive C shape stripe. Only 1500-2000 where made between 1970 and 1971. There is a Dodge Dude website out there with lots of information. … Continue reading

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Frontenac – both versions

Autos.ca is carrying a nice article on both the Durant and Ford Falcon based Frontenac cars. Both are Canadian only vehicles but the older, Durant based one is often forgotten. Motoring Memories: Frontenac – for Canada only – page 1 … Continue reading

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