Originally Posted by DeathRat
I used to own a 87 Pontiac Parisienne FWD 3800 SFI USA CAR!
AND a 87 LESabre LTD with a 3.8L (3) Engine!
The only Parisienne sold in the US was the 86-91 full size RWD. This monster was a clone of the Caprice. When the Bonneville was horribly misguided into the Malibu body style from the Impala right before it'* removal from the market, they classed it up a bit and called it Parisienne, which, as my friends in the Great White North will remember, was what GM called the Bonneville for many years since 1961 in Canada.
What you had Rat, if my research into Pontiac'* database (hack) is correct, was an upscaled 86 P6000. GM had quite a few of these left over in the US when they introduced the Bonnie in 87, so they stuffed the 3.8 SFI into them, and sold some of them to fleets here in the US and the rest of them up there as 87 Parisiennes, when in reality they were 86 P6000s.
This was quite a common occurrance with GM. They did the same thing with Chevy'* Lumina when they replaced it with the new Impala and Monte Carlo. It is STILL being produced and sold to fleets and in Mexico as Lumina here and Caprice in Mexico.