Pick of the Day: 1967 Pontiac Parisienne 2+2

If you’re the type who enjoys fooling his/her friends and playing pranks, our Pick of the Day just may be the car for you! It is a 1967 Pontiac Parisienne 2+2 convertible listed on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in King, Ontario, Canada. (Click the link to view the listing)

If you’ve read our previous stories on Parisiennes, you may be familiar that, in a different era, Canadian Pontiacs were built on Chevrolet chassis and used Chevrolet engines. Everything from an inline-six to a big-block 409, 396, 427, or 454 (depending on the year) was available, though not always in all states of tune – for example, the only year the L72 427/425 was available was in 1966.

You may also be aware the Canadian 2+2 was different than the Pontiac 2+2 we had in America. On the Detroit side, the 2+2 was a buckets-and-console package for the 1964 Catalina but, starting in 1965, it was a performance package akin to the GTO, a 421-powered projectile available for the Catalina two-door hardtop or convertible. For 1966, the 2+2 became its own model, then reverted to a performance package again for 1967, the year the 428 replaced the 421.

On the Oshawa side, the Parisienne 2+2 was more akin to the 1964 Catalina 2+2 or, even better, the Impala SS. It was a sporty model available with a myriad of engines: for 1967, the Astro-Six 250 and the Strato-Flash 283 were the standard engines; moving up from there were the Astro-Flame 327, Astro-Jet 396, and Jet-Flame 427 with 385 horsepower.

While the American 2+2 was discontinued after the 1967 model year, GM of Canada continued to offer the Parisienne 2+2 through 1970. It’s easy to think of Canada as a country akin to the United States but, back in the 1960s, Canada was on a different economic level than the U.S. Add to the fact that special Canadian-built vehicles did not have to pay tariffs, and it makes total sense how GM of Canda built Chevrolets and Pontiacs on the same assembly line and kept things simple by giving Pontiacs the Bow Tie chassis.

This Butternut Yellow 1967 Parisienne 2+2 convertible certainly looks like the 2+2 offered to Americans (including the front fender vents), so feel free to fool your friends! However, a discerning eye would notice details that show this to be the Canadian 2+2. Only 1,434 Parisienne 2+2 convertibles were built in the 1967 model year, which is quite a respectful number compared to the 280 Pontiac 2+2s built in America. This one features the 275-horsepower 327 backed by the TH400 automatic. According to the seller, the engine is numbers-matching and has just received a major tune-up that includes new plugs. “The convertible top works flawlessly and features a glass rear window,” adds the seller. “A new power retractable antenna has been installed.”

Other options listed per the Vintage Vehicle Services invoice include tinted windshield, Deluxe front and rear seatbelts, F40 heavy-duty suspension, power brakes, power steering, and rear fender skirts. Along with the Parchment interior and Black convertible top, this Poncho is a looker . . . and a source of lots of fun to play on your Yankee friends  – all for the fantastic price of $21,900 OBO.

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