Thank you for the information on Canadian manufactured "American" cars. These cars were popular in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand before the 1970s when we were part of the Common Wealth. The cars that were imported from Canada enjoyed preferential import tariffs. Unfortunately the smaller European and Japanese cars took over the car market after the 1960s. We are currently restoring a 1964 Pontiac Parisienne for the Church of Scientology. When L Ron Hubbard lived in South Africa and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) at the time, one of his personal cars was a Parisienne. The restored Parisienne is destined to be displayed at a museum currently being built in Harare, Zimbabwe. We are also restoring a 1965 Ford Mustang Fast back for the museum in Zimbabwe and a Pontiac Super Chief for the Museum in Johannesburg.
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