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Kurt Zimmermann bought this 1962 wagon in 1981 at an estate sale. The car had been parked in a barn for 17 years and only had 36,000 miles on it. The Widow he bought the car from said they had only driven the car for a couple of years before her husband died. The engine was replaced with .040" over L82 350, with 10.5 KB pistons, World Sportsman 202 heads, Crane Saturday Night Special cam, and TH350 trans with 2500 stall and shift kit.

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This is Dan Boyd's 1963 Acadian Beaumont Sport Deluxe convertible. A "Pontiac" version of the Nova SS sold in Canada. Dan purchased the car for only $250! It has an 250 6-cylinder engine, power top and bucket seats with factory floor shifter.Visit his webpage for more pictures.

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This is Mike Charters's 1965 Acadian Canso. It has a 355 small block Chevy, TH400 trans, 4500-rpm converter and 5.38 gears. The best ET is a 11.92 @ 113 mph.

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This is Gordon Cumming's 1966 Acadian Canso Sport Deluxe which he has owned for 17 years. Most recent additions are front discs brakes and a 700-R4 trans. The original 283 was swapped out for a roller 383 with Holley fuel injection.

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Bill and Janet Derbyshire of Wheatley, ON own this beautiful 1966 Pontiac Acadian Canso Sport Deluxe. They purchased it back in November of 2003 in Abbotsford B.C. It currently has a 283 V8 with a Powerglide but plans are for a 327, 5-speed, A/C and a Heidts front end.

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Gord High's 1966 Acadian Canso Sport Deluxe is a numbers matching 350-hp 327 4-speed car. It was originally sold in Namino BC Canada. Gord has owned it for 20 years but just restored it last winter. In the process adding A/C and disc brakes.

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This is a 1967 Canadian version of the Nova called an Acadian Canso. It's owned by David Ford. It has a 327ci V8 with a TH350 trans and a 10-bolt rear. David says he gets lots of "What is it?" questions at car shows and cruise-in's.

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This is Alan Roy's 1967 Acadian with a 406 small block. At the track he runs 10.42 at 130 mph (no nitrous). It has a Ford 9" rear with 4.88 gears. The trans is a 2 speed Powerglide with a 4500-rpm converter and trans brake. The rear tires are 32x17.5-15 M/T ET streets. Alan said he can't afford to drive it to much on the street because it needs 112 octane fuel but it is street legal.

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This 1969 Pontiac Acadian belongs to Rick Hilliard. Rick is from Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. The Acadian has only 30,000 miles and is all original except paint. It is a four door sedan with a 250-six.

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Federico Miras is from Argentina and owns this 1973 Series 2. Yes, 1973. Chevy revised the body style for the 1973 model year however that was for America. Chevy continued to produce the 1968-72 body style in other countries such as Argentina. There are a few differences in the Series 2 and the 1968-72 Novas. Most notably are the driving lights in the grille and the parking lamps were moved to the outside grill area next to the headlights as part of the headlight bezel. Cool, huh? Another difference is the use of Oldsmobile Rally wheels. Federico's Series 2 has a 250 inline-6 that runs 15.5 in the 1/4 mile.

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This is a picture of Cam Moffatt's1973 Pontiac Ventura taken in July of 1973 in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick with the Bay of Fundy in the background. It was purchased by Cam new and custom ordered for delivery at $3800.00 Cdn. He says he wishes he still had it.

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This is Al Pipher's 1973 Pontiac Ventura. The Ventura is Pontiac X-body version of the Nova and first began in 1971. Al's 1973 is all original and is the Sprint Custom hatchback. It has a Pontiac 350 2bbl and a 4-speed with a factory Hurst shifter.

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This is a 1975 Series 2. Yes, 1975. This one is owned by Lucas Blangini. Again, as noted above, Chevy continued to produce the 1968-72 body style in other countries such as Argentina even after 1975 when the whole car was redesigned for America. Notice the bumper does not have any holes for the the parking lamps which were moved to the area next to the headlights as part of the headlight bezel.

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This is Craig's 1976 Buick Skylark. It has a rebuilt 305 Chevy with a Holley 4-bbl and dual exhaust. Craig says it for sale: 2,000 Canadian.

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This is a 1976 Pontiac Ventura and Bill Lessmann is the proud owner. It has 100,000 miles on the original Oldsmobile 260 V8 and TH350 trans. It even has the original interior. The exhaust has been changed to 40 series Flowmaster duals. The rims are from a 1978 ElCamino with 225/70-R14 Firestone Firehawk tires. Bill says it's a daily driver and fun to drive, despite the small engine.

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This was Gary L.'s 1977 Olds Omega SX . Gary claims it is #808 of 3,499 built that year. The current engine is a rebuilt 1966 425-ci Oldsmobile. The trans is a worked TH350 with a B&M shift kit. The rear has 3.08 gears. Gary informed me on 9/20/05 that he sold the car. Best of luck with it to the new owner.

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This is a 1977 Oldsmobile Omega and Bryan Winkelman is the owner. The original Olds 260/TH200 driveline was replaced with an Olds 350/TH350.

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John B. of Ottawa ON Canada owns this 1978 Oldsmobile Omega. John says he originally ordered a Nova in 1978 and it was suppose to be black paint with a black interior but the sales man made a mistake and black interiors were not offered in 78. Because it would have to be a tan or red interior he canceled the order just before it arrived. The salesman said John could order this Olds Omega the way he wanted. John had never heard of an Olds Omega but gave the salesman the OK to order it. That order included not just the black on black interior and exterior but also a 305, gauge package, F41 suspension, Olds rally wheels, posi, tinted glass, cloth buckets and the Brougham trim pkg. It only has 35k on it now but John installed some extras under the hood like a new clutch, a ZZ4 350 crate engine, ceramic coated headers, Dynomax Superflow mufflers and a complete stainless 2-1/2" exhaust. It was repainted about 12 years ago top to bottom.

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Ruth Laprise owns this 1978 Buick Skylark. It has a 305 with a Holley 780 and an Accel ignition.

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This is a 1978 Pontiac Phoenix LJ and it's owned by Martin Smith. It has a rebuilt Chevy 305 that was stroked to 334 cubic inches. The trans is a TH350 with a 2100 converter and a Stage 2 B&M shift kit. The exhaust consists of Flowtech long-tube headers and mufflers. The rear is a 10-bolt with 3.73 gears and a Safe-T-track (Pontiac's name for positraction). Martin plans for a Weiand Stealth intake and a Comp Cams Xtreme Energy cam.

UPDATE 10/01/05: Over that past year Martin assembled and installed a 355 Chevy motor with 10.5 TRW forged pistons, forged crank, Crane Powermax cam, and stock 1.94 1.50 heads with a 3 angle valve job and LT1 springs. Also the Pontiac Rallye II wheels are back on the car, instead of the Cragar S/S wheels. Also new on the car is Flowmaster 40-series mufflers.

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Bob Heath owns this 1979 Oldsmobile Omega Brougham. Total production of 1979 Omega Brougham coupes was 1,078. This particular car also has the LS package with LS sail panel emblems, and special paint w/accent striping. It also has rallye wheels, cruise, tilt, am/fm cassette, special interior & lighting group, full instrumentation with tach. The original owner drove it very little, and in 1988 stored it away in a barn and basically forgot about it. The interior is immaculate and the original 305 2bbl runs like a dream.

When Bob bought the car in 1998 it had 60,000 miles, but looked rough. After checking dozens of wreckers, he was able to find good fenders and doors as new ones don't exist any more. They don't even make full rear quarters any more so he settled with patch panels to replace the rear steel. The bodywork was finished and the car was repainted in Sept. 2000. This classic is now his summer cruiser!

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Michael is the owner of this 1979 Pontiac Phoenix hatchback. It only has 37,000 miles on the original small block V8 and it runs like new.

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