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Old 08-07-12, 05:27AM   #1
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Hello everybody,
i live in france, in 2011 i bougth a 67 pontiac catalina convertible. Before this i have a 77 corvette and a 65 impala SW, there was sold now
One part of my family live in USA and i hope to make a new trip next year .

Sorry for my english, i hope you understand

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Old 08-07-12, 11:07AM   #2
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Frank,

Welcome aboard! Always nice to know American cars are popular elsewhere. The Pontiac of the '60s is among the classiest of all eras of American hardware. The '67 was a particularly "good" year.

Don't worry about your English. While some may not understand, many of us have been "around the block" and understand how difficult it is as a "second" language. Don't let the flag wavers worry you. This is an international site (as are most) and Pontiacs have international "appeal".

When time comes for upgrades and repairs, we can steer you in the right direction.

BTW, I don't recall seeing another member from France. We have many from Belgium, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Italy and even Spain.

Again, welcome!

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Old 08-07-12, 12:19PM   #3
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Welcome Frank, is your car still in the US or did you take it back to France?
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Old 08-10-12, 06:05AM   #4
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Thank you,
For "3fastgtos" i bougth my pontiac in Michigan USA and i brought it back to france.
It's a pleasure to drive i love this car !

For Mr PBody : thank you for your cordial welcome, i'm agree with you the '67 are special, i fall in love when i saw this car the front is superb !
I need some work on it but noting serious. My fuel gauge works badly and is difficult to find one for 67 pontiac.

I live in Bretagne in the west of france and some friends of me have an american cars, 70 Ford Mustang, 59 skyliner, '62 cadillac, '60 Buick invicta conv, 66 buick skylark, 2000 camaro, and an "home made" T Bucket with a 305 chevy that's my friend's cars.
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Old 08-14-12, 09:56PM   #5
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Hi Franck,

Welcome aboard! I looked up Bretagne. What a beautiful place! Maybe someday we can visit you!

Nice 67! I notice it has Michigan plates?

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Old 08-14-12, 09:58PM   #6
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Hi Franck,

Welcome aboard! I looked up Bretagne. What a beautiful place! Maybe someday we can visit you!

Nice 67! I notice it has Michigan plates?

Trevor
I see you already answered that question... Sorry!
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Old 08-15-12, 05:57AM   #7
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Hi Franck,

Welcome aboard! I looked up Bretagne. What a beautiful place! Maybe someday we can visit you!

Nice 67! I notice it has Michigan plates?

Trevor
No problem if you come in France "la Bretagne" are a very beautiful place my exactly location are Morlaix, it's a touristic town.

Yes, my car was build in Pontiac MI, and sold at Grand Rapids MI. I have a 67 Grand Rapids town map

I look your location on the map, you are near from New York, i visiting NY in 1992 and make a big US trip, niagara falls, Dallas TX, San Antonio ..... Great holidays for me

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Old 08-16-12, 12:16AM   #8
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Morlaix is a very picturesque town for sure! Full of culture! If I show my fiance the pictures, I might be on my way... lol

What part of the US is your family from?

What are some of your favorite Pontiac / American cars ? How are older American muscle-cars viewed in France?

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Old 08-16-12, 09:17AM   #9
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My aunt and one of mine cousin's live in Arkansas the other one live in South Carolina.

My favorite Pontiac, sure i love my car because it's the only year front facelift like this. The T/A are great, i saw my first T/A in a movie "smokey and the bandit" one of my friend get one.

But i am not a sectarian man i love the C3 corvette between 68 and 71, if one day i have any money ......one C2 Split windows

We have a lot of american muscle cars in france, i don't no "how much" but a lot of. In "Bretagne" we have approximately 200 US car.
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Old 08-17-12, 01:35AM   #10
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Hey Franck,

Here are a few pics of my 71' c3. Shhhh don't tell anyone here.... LOL

It's OK. Life is short. Whatever makes you feel good! As long as your fastest car is a Pontiac...

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Old 08-20-12, 08:26AM   #11
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Hi Trevor,
it's a great C3 i have one 77 during 4 years.

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Old 11-01-12, 10:58AM   #12
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Hello,

bad news, my thermostat have a problem ! and my cylinder heads gasket are broken .....
It's my fault, i have a new one in my garage and i drove my car with the old one.

So i make (with my friend) a complete engine rebuilt, that's my winter game .... I tell you some news of this if you whant.

( it's difficult to explain a technical terms in english ) I'll try to improve myself for this.
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Old 05-21-13, 01:30PM   #13
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Some news,

i put the engine out of the car last week. And bad news one of my cylinder heads are broken on valve !
I post a picture asap. My problem don't come from thermostat but from my cylinder head.

I don't find this parts in france at this time.....
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This is my cylinder head picture, you can see my problem ....
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Old 06-29-13, 01:52PM   #15
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Yes that is a problem, don't wast your money trying to fix them. I'd get a set from someone on the borad here. So you know your getting a good set of heads.
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