Pontiac Parisienne

The Pontiac Parisienne was a model of the U.S. automobile manufacturer Pontiac that belonged to the local fullsize class ( upper middle class) and was offered in Canada from 1957 to 1986 and in the United States from 1982 to 1986.

Model history

Originally, the Parisienne was a Pontiac model, which was sold exclusively in Canada. There Pontiac marketed since the late fifties, not the models offered in the U.S., but vehicles that Chevrolet and Pontiac technique bodies joined together, with the technical relationship between the full-size cars of the two brands has always been closely. These hybrid models wore usually their own name, for example Pontiac Laurentian (the Canadian counterpart to Catalina ) or Pontiac Parisienne ( counterpart to the Bonneville ).

During 1981, the rear-drive Pontiac full size models took from the offering in the United States, they remained in Canada for the local market in production. As from 1982, the U.S. demand for large models increased again, the plant reacted to from autumn 1982 with the import of the Parisienne from Canada. In these vehicles, it was practically to the contemporary Chevrolet Caprice with a modified grill, tail lights and other Pontiac emblems; The bodies thus differed somewhat from the previous Catalina and Bonneville from U.S. production.

Were offered a base model as a four-door sedan and five-door station wagon and a Parisienne Brougham called sedan with upgraded amenities. The drive was carried out by a 3.8 -liter V6 with three-speed or a five-liter V8 with four-speed automatic (standard on wagon). On request, there was also the built in Oldsmobile 5.7-liter V8 diesel.

The saloons of the vintages 1985 and 1986 were the taillights of the Bonneville of the vintage in 1981 and rear Radlaufabdeckungen. From 1985, a 4.3 liter V6 served as the base engine in 1986 accounted for the diesel.

After the end of the model year 1986, the Parisienne was taken out of the offering; the combination remained until the summer of 1989 under the name Pontiac Safari available.