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QUEBEC Dealerships (CANADA)
Written by Double Dragon
Monday, 28 November 2011 12:30

QUEBEC Dealerships (CANADA)

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Writing and photography copyright D. S. Brown. Research and story about Avenger Pontiac Tempest in Grant Hamilton story courtesy and copyright Al Leibof.

Boulevard Cadillac Chevrolet Ltd., Gatineau, QC (see Surgenor Buick, Ottawa, ON)
Paul Cardinal Pontiac Buick Ltd, Hull, QC (1969-84)

Desjardins Ford Ltée, St-Laurent, QC (514) 332-3850

Val Estrie Ford Lincoln, Sherbrooke, QC 819-563-4466

Les Galleries Ford, Jonquière, QC (418) 542-9551

Grant Hamilton Pontiac Buick LTD, Montreal, QC (dealer special 'Comanche' Firebirds)

Guest Motors Ltd (Chevrolet Oldsmobile), Hull, QC

LaChapelle Pontiac Buick, Hull, QC (1984)

Mont Bleu Ford Inc, Gatineau, QC (819) 776-157

Parkway Pontiac Buick GMC, Saint-Laurent, QC

Salois Chevrolet Oldsmobile, Saint Sauveur, QC (became Salois Pontiac Buick GMC)

Salois Pontiac Buick GMC, Saint Sauveur, QC (formerly Salois Chevrolet Oldsmobile)

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BOULEVARD CADILLAC CHEVROLET LTD, Gatineau, QC/ 888-472-5160

Boulevard Cadillac Chevrolet Ltd. is located at 950 Boul. St. Joseph, Gatineau, Quebec. The dealer principle is Andrew McGurn, who is the son of Pat McGurn. See Surgenor Pontiac-Buick and Surgenor Buick GMC under ONTARIO/ OTTAWA Area Dealerships.

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CARDINAL/ PAUL CARDINAL PONTIAC BUICK (1980) Ltd, Hull, QC/ Closed.

Cardinal was incorporated May 28, 1969 and renamed Paul Cardinal Pontiac Buick (1980) Ltd on May 2, 1980.

Hull, Quebec is a segment of Gatineau City which lies on the Rideau River across from Ottawa, Ontario. In the early 1970s Hull was fairly run down and neglected. Car dealers lining auto row on Boulevard St Joseph benefitted from low rent which enabled them to offer competitive pricing. Along this auto row, at 900 Boulevard St. Joseph Paul Cardinal Pontiac Buick thrived in the early 1970s.

Cardinal was dissolved Feb 7, 1984 and was renamed LACHAPELLE PONTIAC BUICK

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DESJARDINS FORD LTEE, St-Laurent, QC (514) 332-3850

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Desjardins Ford Ltée is located at 1150 Boulevard Marcel-Laurin,, St-Laurent, Quebec.

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VAL ESTRIE FORD LINCOLN, Sherbrooke, QC 819-563-4466

Val Estrie Ford is located at 4141 Rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke, Quebec. Marcel Dionne is the founder, while sons Michel (president) and Andre (vice president) carry on the dealership. In fall 2014 they had several new Mustangs in stock including a Shelby GT 500.

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LES GALLERIES FORD, Jonquière, QC (418) 542-9551

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Les Galleries Ford is located at 3443 Royaume Blvd, Jonquière, Quebec. In spring, 2014 the lot contained 98 new vehicles, 30 of which were cars. They had 1 new 2014 Mustang GT (black 6 speed manual) and 2 new 2014 Mustang V6 automatics (one in Ruby Red, one in Race Red).

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GUEST MOTORS LTD (Chevrolet Oldsmobile), Hull, QC

Guest Motors Ltd was a Chevrolet Oldsmobile dealership located at 72 LeDuc Street, Hull, Quebec.

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GRANT HAMILTON PONTIAC BUICK LTD, Montreal, QC (dealer special 'Comanche' Firebirds)

Grant Hamilton Pontiac Buick LTD, was located at  Montreal, Quebec. The dealership was opened Dec 6, 1967 taking over the former Parkway Pontiac Buick lot after Parkway moved to Saint-Laurent.

Grant Hamilton was an auto sports enthusiast who was involved in rallies and gymkhanas.

He opened his own Pontiac dealership with a bang by creating an 'American GT' car from the 1968 Firebird which he named the Comanche. After ordering totally loaded Firebird 400s as a platform Grant modified the suspension, added Koni shocks and radial tires. PMD Division head John DeLorean had wanted to have radial tires on all Pontiacs but was blocked by the US tire manufacturers who were lagging behind the Europeans with radial tire research. Grant also added hood pins, driving lights, fog lights etc in a similar vein to the Shelby Mustangs. Like Yenkos and other dealer specials the Comanche received a unique paint job and badging.

The Comanche returned for the 1969 model year.

Al Leibof recalls another Grant Hamilton special named The Avenger. Hamilton ordered 2 door post Tempests with the 400 (330 HP) engine and 4 speeds teamed with Safe-T-Track axle, power steering and power front disc brakes. The Tempests were 'strippers' except for tinted glass and radios. were White with green interior and dealer made Avenger old English style script decals on the trunk deck lid.

Al recalls one of the high performance salesmen from teh dealership putting the decal onto a newly arrived Tempest 'Avenger' and then racing the car against a Grant Hamilton dealership mechanic who owned a beat up Dodge Charger 440. They drag raced on Jean Talon West. The Tempest Avenger lost the drag race. Hamilton suspended the Avenger program when Pontiac Motor Division came out with their own bare bones version of the GTO in 1971 named GT-37.

 

Grant Hamilton Pontiac Buick closed in Dec 16, 1980 according to incorporation records and Grant died in June, 1991.

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LACHAPELLE PONTIAC BUICK, Hull, QC/ 888-534-2120

A long time partner in the company, Roger LaChapelle took over the Paul Cardinal Pontiac Buick (1980) Ltd  location and established LaChapelle Pontiac Buick at 900 Boulevard St. Joseph. Martin LaChapelle was the manager of the renamed LaChapelle Buick GMC following the death of Pontiac.

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MONT BLEU FORD INC, Gatineau, QC (819) 776-157

Mont Bleu Ford Inc is located at 375 Maloney Blvd. West, Gatineau, Quebec.

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PARKWAY PONTIAC BUICK GMC, Saint-Laurent, QC

Parkway Pontiac Buick GMC was located at 9595 Rte Transcanadienne, Saint-Laurent, QC. The dealership spawned the performance outfit Grant Hamilton Pontiac Buick which took over the old Parkway building. Parkway ran into problems in 2009 when GM went through a downsized and cut franchise locations.

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SALOIS CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE INC. (became Salois Pontiac Buick GMC)

Salois Chevrolet Oldsmobile was established May 18, 1955. The president was Pierre Salois. Salois Chevrolet Oldsmobile was located at 700 Ch Jean Adam, Piedmont/ Saint Sauveur, Quebec. Dr. Charles Tan was only 6 1/2 when his family bought a bare bones 1967 Chevrolet Chevy II two door in fall, 1966 from Salois. He restored the one family car in 2010.

The dealership became Salois Pontiac Buick GMC in 1999. Patrick Salois was manager at the time that General Motors axed 70 out of their 140 Quebec dealerships during the restructuring in 2010.

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SALOIS PONTIAC BUICK GMC, Saint Sauveur, QC (formerly Salois Chevrolet Oldsmobile)

Salois Pontiac Buick GMC was located at 700 Ch Jean Adam, Piedmont/ Saint Sauveur, Quebec. The dealership was established by Pierre Salois as Salois Chevrolet Oldsmobile.

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For those of you who are interested in codes, GM assigned zone 86 to Montreal, Quebec and 88 to te. Foy, Quebec

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