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East Coaster of the Day: 1962 Envoy

Today’s daily dose of wheeled delight is brought to you by Envoy, which is the brand created by General Motors of Canada to provide Chevrolet and Oldsmobile dealers British-built Vauxhall products for the Canadian market between 1959 and 1970.

Pontiac Buick dealerships sold Vauxhalls during those years.

Envoy versions of the Vauxhall FB Victor, like this one, were available from 1962 to 1964 in Canada only.


A 1.5-litre, 49.5 horsepower inline four-cylinder engine mated to a three-speed column shifter manual transmission powered the Envoy. The cars were tough but susceptible to two givens in the Canadian market – rust and cold weather.

This one, owned by Jim and Janet Lewis of Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, is a much-loved survivor.

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