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Old Dec 1st, 07, 12:46 AM
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I've just come across a 1969 Beaumont Custom Convertible with the original motor(307) and a turbo 350 tranny, bucket seats and console. The car has been under tarps for 15 years and hasn't been started so I'm not sure if it runs.

The body is clean of rust with exception of a little rust bubble on one rear wheel well. The odometer reads 45000 miles. Interior and exterior are a dark blue with top being white.

I don't know what a fair amount to offer the owner is. I had a hard top with the same drive train and year about 20 years ago and I'm interested in a convertible.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old Dec 1st, 07, 1:18 AM
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Based on the info you gave, it's probably worth $5-8,000. A little more info would help.
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Old Dec 1st, 07, 1:50 PM
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James, I'm going to look at the car in more detail this afternoon. What other information can I gather that would help with the valuation?

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Old Dec 1st, 07, 2:04 PM
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Get the first 5 numbers of the VIN. Tarps are bad for holding in moisture. Check the chassis and body closely for rust. Check floor and trunk pans. Has the car ever been repainted? If so, why? Any bondo? What will it take to get it to the condition you want it in? What options does it have? You can get what amounts to a build sheet from GM of Canada for about $50. Nicely restored it's probably a $35-40,000 car. I'm not sure of the production numbers but I would guess that less that 3-400 were built. The GM paperwork will tell you how many there were. Good luck with it.
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Old Dec 1st, 07, 6:20 PM
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James, the first 5 numbers on the VIN are 73667. I'll post the cowl tag numbers on the decode tag forum to better understand what options the car came with.

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Old Dec 1st, 07, 8:33 PM
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73667 is a 8 cylinder car. At least you know it's not a 6 cylinder with with the 307 installed later. Are you sure it is the original drivetrain?
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Old Dec 1st, 07, 9:10 PM
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I'll be able to confirm the drive train on Monday when I'll be able to check the casting and date codes for the motor. Did the 69 year have the partial vin code stamped on the front of the block deck?

The car has no rust on the trunk floor or under the carpets on the floor pans. i also checked the underside of the car and it is free of any rust. The interior is immaculate and it still has the original paint and body panels.

It has a 12 bolt rear end and I'll check the numbers on the axle housing as well.

The car looks to be original from what I've checked so far.

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Old Dec 2nd, 07, 8:34 AM
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Sounds like more in the $8-12 range for sure. I missed out on one like that 2 years ago, needed some bodywork, had a couple areas of rust, some earlier bondo and one repaint, clean 'driver' interior, same owners since '70, 307 car... they were aiming for $12ish, I was more interested in $6-7, it went closer to $10k... even tho i love beaumonts, the equivalent in a restored chevelle would generally be worth more, and an easier sell... i'd say lucky to hit $30k restored, more like $25k tops, so you really have to want the car, and it sounds like you do, i'd move on it, it is a rare car...

where are you in canada? any 'eastern' car is a whole 'nother issue to look at for rot!

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Old Dec 2nd, 07, 11:11 AM
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Western Canada. If the vehicle has the number matching drive train does that make much difference in this type of vehicle?

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Old Dec 2nd, 07, 8:04 PM
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in my opinion its nominal with a 307, doesnt hurt it that it matches, but it is only a 307 car, it would probably sell better as a 350 car...even though it would be NOM...

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Old Dec 2nd, 07, 8:09 PM
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You could always make it to a 69 SD396 convertible. Since there were none built, it would be a cool car.
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