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post #31 of 49 (permalink) Old May 26th, 06, 5:16 PM
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Re: Chevelle Beaumont???

The only reason I dug up this post was I was looking at my GM of Canada documentation last night and on there they call it a Pontiac Beaumont Custom.

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post #32 of 49 (permalink) Old May 28th, 06, 7:25 AM
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My first car was a 66 Beaumont Sports Deluxe I bought in 72. Man was it sweet. Unfortunately it is a non-survivor. I still have the original ownership that I keep for sentimental reasons. It shows Acadian as the 'make', and Beaumont as the 'model'. No reference to Pontiac, but they were sold through Pontiac dealerships.
I also still have the 'owner protection plan' booklet. On the cover it shows

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post #33 of 49 (permalink) Old May 28th, 06, 7:43 AM
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p.s.
Just going through this owner protection plan booklet. It has coupons for various items such as oil changes etc and states 'Your Acadian dealer will perform these services at a reasonable cost to you.'

Also says 'No minor adjustments will be made after 4000 miles or 90 days'. Sure not the warranty coverage we get these days!

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So, aside from the Chevrolet engine and some body panel similarities (shared with Pontiac as well) what does everyone think the 'link' to Chevelles is as opposed to a Lemans?

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So, aside from the Chevrolet engine and some body panel similarities (shared with Pontiac as well) what does everyone think the 'link' to Chevelles is as opposed to a Lemans?
Im not sure but I would say its more GTO/Lemans, then it is Chevelle. I still dont understand why they werent as popular. Seems you got the best of both worlds. Sort of a transvesti.....Ok I wont say it.

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Through 1965 Acadian was treated as a separate division in GM Canada advertising. They referrred to Chevrolet, Pontiac, Acadian, Oldsmobile, Buick, Cadillac, GMC within a single corporate advertisement. Also through '65 the word 'Acadian' was used on various nameplates on a Beaumont, plus the 'A' symbol was used on the hubcaps. Starting in '66 the 'Acadian' name and the 'A' symbol were no longer found on Beaumonts; they used a modified Pontiac arrowhead emblem with 2 maple leaves superimposed. Nowhere was the actual Pontiac name carried on the car, but the division number was '7'. Where a Chevelle SS396 was a 138-series, the Beaumont SD396 was a 738-series in the latter part of '67 plus in '68. The Canadian Chevelle and Beaumont were in total lock-step in terms of model offerings and options.

One thing that was done in Canada and still is to a large degree today is the fixed grouping of different makes sold at the same dealership. It used to always be 'Chevrolet - Oldsmobile' (plus a Canadian badge-engineered version of the British Vauxall named 'Epic'); while the other GM divisions were 'Pontiac - Buick - Cadillac - GMC (plus the British Vauxall, and to a very minor degree the Opel was carried but mainly Vauxall). To that same end, the Pontiac - Buick dealers in Canada expanded on the Pontiac association to mean Pontiac - Acadian - Beaumont.

I remember for a brief period in the late sixties the old ads always referred to Pontiacs in Canada as 'The Wide Tracking Pontiacs' despite the Canadian cars actually being narrow track like the Chevrolet. By the late sixties what GM Canada did was install 6" wheels as standard on the Chevrolet-framed Pontiac whereas Chevrolet often just used 5" wheels as standard for most. This was not done for Acadians or Beaumonts however.

Even at GM Vintage Vehicle Services today they refer to Beaumonts as Pontiacs, but that is not the way they were advertising them back in the day though. Still you went to a Pontiac dealer to buy your Beaumont, paying $37 more than a Chevelle for the equivalent model but gaining the round dial gauge cluster from the Tempest instead of a sweep dash from a Chevelle. To be honest the Chevelle-Beaumont-Pontiac confusion existed with some people even back when the cars were new.

In an unrelated note, Oldsmobile used to sell a H-car (Monza) derivative called the Starfire, later redubbed 'Fierenza' and carried onto the J-car (Cavalier) platform. That H and J-car Fierenza was never sold in Canada, due in part to the absolute taboo that the Fierenza name carried. The last of the Vauxhalls sold in Canada in 1971/72 were actually called Fierenza and were such a total disaster that you practically couldn't give the cars away by the early to mid 1970s. Literally. Blue book value was from 0 to $50 because of appalling quality control issues. I'm not exaggerating.

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A couple of features such as dome light cover,dash board and ignition key location should b enough confirmation that Beaumont is a Pontiac design.Both of my 67 have the Pontiac Gto dash and Pontiac dome light found also in the firebird.The camaro dome light is a different shape being Chevrolet design.Chevelle dash has speedometer gauge that sweeps across the width of the dash area.Pontiac speedo is round like a tachometer,same found in gto or firebird.As mentioned in the forum,Buick and Olds came with Chevy engines.Of course that's all Beaumont came with,but would look funny building a completely Canadian car equipped with an American blue block.Im fresh to this forum but felt compelled to reply since I own a couple beaumonts,a custom sport and chevelle,to name a few.Im getting old so look forward to having this post scrutinized,so I can honestly say never too old to learn.
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A couple of features such as dome light cover,dash board and ignition key location should b enough confirmation that Beaumont is a Pontiac design.Both of my 67 have the Pontiac Gto dash and Pontiac dome light found also in the firebird.The camaro dome light is a different shape being Chevrolet design.Chevelle dash has speedometer gauge that sweeps across the width of the dash area.Pontiac speedo is round like a tachometer,same found in gto or firebird.As mentioned in the forum,Buick and Olds came with Chevy engines.Of course that's all Beaumont came with,but would look funny building a completely Canadian car equipped with an American blue block.Im fresh to this forum but felt compelled to reply since I own a couple beaumonts,a custom sport and chevelle,to name a few.Im getting old so look forward to having this post scrutinized,so I can honestly say never too old to learn.
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there area several other long thread that search will bring up for you to see all of the opinions and facts on this subject...
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Welcome. Why dig up a 10 year old thread? This topic has been beat to death.
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Most humble apologies for bringing up such an old thread I responded before looking at the dates.Let out the clutch before putting it in gear.
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Welcome. A revived old thread isn't likely to see many views, new information might be better served under a new topic and thread. I actually like to click on rev ever threads, occasionally they add some interesting information. No harm, no foul.

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Welcome to Team Chevelle.....

As mentioned before, I don't mind reading old threads if I can learn something from them. Many of them go back to a time before I joined TC.

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OK, The Folks from Canada........ QUESTION ? ?.................
Who can tell me about 55-56 Canadian " METEORS ". This is also a very Gray (Grey=Canada) area.
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