We purchased our 1955 Pontiac Laurentian from the second owner in 2000. He owned it since 1958. The car was ordered in Shadow Grey over Coral by a lady in Saskatchewan. It was a one year only colour option available on Chevrolets and "Canadian Pontiacs". The car still has its numbers matching 265 V8 and 3 speed manual transmission with overdrive. Now having had a complete mechanical restoration, it's a pleasure to cruise to the "Dub" or hit the highway.
This car has a 261-6 cylinder engine, 2bbl carb and 3sp manual transmission with overdrive and 15" chrome reverse wheels. The trailer is a 1979 Boler. We put on 18,000 miles travelling across Canada, from Victoria, B.C. through 10 provinces ending up in St. John's NFLD. This photo was taken in front of Old Autos in Bothwell, Ont. The edtior of Old Autos was quite impressed by the wagon and the Boler. It brought a lot of memories back to him. We proceeded to Chicago to travel the historic Route 66 and we visited the Pontiac Museum in Pontiac, ILL. The curator of the museum could not recall ever seeing a Canadian 57 Safari wagon. This is a very special car!
I saved the 67 from being crushed by a farmer in Saskatchewan when I was 16. A nick name stuck from then on as "Knee High", since if it wasn't rescued it was to be that tall the next day. The original 327 was run on diesel in a oversight by the previous owners in an attempt to liberate fuel at a better price. Swapped that 327 for a 350 and used Knee High all through high school. Then it was parked as I was off working in Vancouver. In 2010 it was decided there was too much good car left to let nature reclaim it and was restored and reunited with its numbers matching 327 (rebuilt) and I drove it out to Calgary. A special thanks goes to my Dad and Uncle for all the work they put in on the restoration of "Knee High."
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2 Dr. Hardtop
Our 1960 Pontiac Strato Chief has been in the family since the early 60's . It is a a 'survivor'. After sitting for decades, we started cleaning it up, refreshing the interior, and now it is on the road. It has a 261 inline with 'three on the tree'. Our neighbour calls it the 'Queen Mary' because it is big and black. Look forward to cruising.
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I am the second owner of this 1960 Pontiac Strato-Chief. My Grandparents bought it brand new in August of 1960. I finished the restoration in 2014. It has a 261ci inline Strato-Six and a 2 speed Powerglide. Original mileage of 68,000.
4 Dr. Sedan
I am the second owner of this car and have been working on it for the past year.
2 Dr. Coupe
4 Dr. Hardtop
The car was originally purchased in Winnipeg in 1963, by a retired couple who was moving to Calgary. They decided to sell it in the early 70's when my dad purchased it. After he passed in 1980, I then purchased it from my mom. It is a survivor with 40,000 original miles on it although it has been stored for decades, it has been a labor of love reviving it. Some upgrades are a new radiator, hoses, wheels and tires, carb overhaul, pan gastket and HEI distributor.
4 Dr. Hardtop
I had one of these in high school and some 26 yrs later in 2004, I bought this one. The overall condition was a disaster at best, but after a total restoration in 2006 it has been brought back to life. It's now painted in white diamond pearl and the original 283-Powerglide set up has been replaced with a 350 and a 700R4.
I bought my 1969 Beaumont Custom Sport Coupe in 1998 and had a fresh paint job done. The car is painted the correct Liberty blue color. It has the original 300hp 350 engine and M21 Muncie 4 speed, dark blue vinyl buckets and floor console. I like Beaumonts because they are a Canadian car which makes them a little more different and rare than a lot of cars.
Features a 400CID-4bbl, 366 hp. RAM air III with hood tach, a Muncie M-21 4sp, RAM air hood, rear spoiler and 3:55 posi rear. I am the third owner of this car, purchased in May 1986. The engine was rebuilt in 1992 with a full body restoration in 2004 in the original colour, palladium silver. We drove the car to Seattle Washington for the 2016 GTOAA nationals where we won a Concours Silber Award. Winning the award and meeting Jim Wangers is the highlight of owning this iconic car.
My first car was a brown 1973 LeMans, back in 1977. I lived in Washington in 1980 when Mt. St. Helens erupted and that LeMans ingested a lot of volcanic ash that led to mechanical problems, so I got rid of it. I loved that car and a few years ago starting wondering if I could find a surviving ’73 LeMans to fix up. I spotted a ‘golden olive’ one for sale with only 23,000 miles on the clock for sale in Chicago. In January 2015 I flew down there, bought it, and had an awesome road trip driving it home (in winter, with the heater broken). In the summer of 2017 I had it stripped and repainted brown, so that it’s now a dead ringer for my original.
This is an original car with factory paint and a Pontiac 301-4bbl, auto with a/c. The car was built in Quebec and sold in Calgary at Stampede Ponitac. The frame has been repaired and boxed with new floor boards and rocker panels. Mechanicall it has new fuel and brake lines, hoses, master cylinder, wheel cylinders and calipers. Body is now together and primed, hoping to be ready in spring, 2018.
Grand Prix SJ
AUSGOAT (made in Australia) LS2 400HP/400FTLBS c/w Yank 3600 stall, 3.73 rear end, line lock, long tube headers, 3” S/S Magnaflow exhaust with cut outs, Volant air intake, BCR adjustable shocks and 19” HRE wheels.