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98- maybe U can answer a question for me here.

Most sources, including the sales material, don't mention it, but Pontiac Archives lists a 1983 Catalina, with 5139 built. This, after there being none built for '82.

I've looked into this to a degree (where the Wikipedia entry states "over 3.8 million Catalinas had been sold since 1959", that was my contribution), but the bulk of evidence says no.

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As far as I know after 1981, there was no Catalina. Bonneville switched to model G for 1982 because of the the fuel crisis that never happened and the fact Pontiac was changing its image at that time. I know Parisienne showed up in Canada in 1982. We got Parisienne in 1983 when big car sales took off again and the dealers wanted a large Pontiac. Then the Parsienne in 1985 brought back the 1981 Pontiac Bonneville sheetmetal and interior trim. I do not recall any Catalina after 1981. The Bonneville model G was called Grand LeMans in Canada up until 1983. It switched over to Pontiac Bonneville in 1984 in Canada.

Proof of Grand LeMans in Canada:

http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Pontiac/1982%20Pontiac/1982%20Pontiac%20Grand%20LeMans%20Brochure/1982%20Pontiac%20Grand%20LeMans-Cdn-01.html

Proof of 1982 G Body Bonneville:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/coconv/3856271309/in/photostream/

Proof of 1982 Pontiac Parsienne in Canada:

http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/pontiac/82par/bilder/2.jpg

1981 Pontiac Parisienne:

http://www.cyber-wizard.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Canadian_1981_Pontiac_Brochure_0012-0013.jpg

http://www.productioncars.com/gallery.php?car=17078&make=Pontiac&model=Parisienne

1981 Pontiac Bonneville:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/that_chrysler_guy/5490938614/

1985 Pontiac Parisienne:

http://www.carsandracingstuff.com/library/p/pontiac_85pontiac_30.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/that_chrysler_guy/5361758149/in/photostream/

There was no Catalina in Canada. It was called Laurentian there.

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