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Fun fact: This was the only Tempest ever sold in Canada to my knowledge, as we never got the original 1960s Tempest, as the Chevy II-based Acadian was sold here instead.

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Chilean-market Acadian Beaumont, yes that’s a Suzuki Ignis parked next to it
Chilean-market Acadian Beaumont, yes that’s a Suzuki Ignis parked next to it

Also, according to an uncitated blurb on the Tempest’s Wikipedia page, they were sold briefly in Israel. I really want to believe that that’s true. Seems Canadian Pontiacs made their way around the world in some really strange ways. The Acadian was sold in South Africa and Chile alongside Canada, and the Parisienne/Strato Chief/Laurentian were big sellers in RHD markets, mainly Oceania, where it was replaced by the Holden Brougham, and later the Statesman/Caprice. Also, Belgium made CKD Parisiennes. For some reason. I’m sure the market for full-size Pontiacs that were actually full-size Chevrolets was just massive in the Benelux countries.

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