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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old Aug 29th, 08, 9:54 PM
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Re: Ever a 66/67 Beaumont wagon?

If I recall the Chevelle based cars in 1964 were badged "Acadian Beaumont". Just to make things really confusing!

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If I recall the Chevelle based cars in 1964 were badged "Acadian Beaumont". Just to make things really confusing!

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The Acadian was a Chevy II, but in 62-63 the Beaumont was a trim level on the Acadian.

By 1964 Acadian was a division that produced the Acadian (Chevy II) and the Beaumont (Chevelle). Same thing in '65.

By 1966 an Acadian was the Chevy II derivative only, and the Beaumont was the Chevelle derivative (Acadian no longer was mentioned when you were talking of a Beaumont).

The Beaumont stopped (I believe, but I might be wrong) in mid-'69 when the Pontiac Tempest / Lemans / GTO was sold regularly at Pontiac-Buick dealers in Canada; the Acadian was dropped mid-'71 when the Pontiac Ventura II was released. The original Ventura was a trim level on U.S. Catalinas from 1960-70 (Ventura 1, I guess you could say).

The Acadian, which was sold only in Canada, was built only in Lordstown Ohio starting with the '68 models. The Tempests that were built in Canada sometimes came with Chevy engine and sometimes came with Pontiac engines. I have heard some people claim that Canadian GTOs came with Chevy big blocks. Never! The GTO was built in Oshawa for 1970 only, and it was Pontiac power only! BTW there was only one Canadian-built GTO Judge with 455 power. One!

I know of a small number of GTOs that were sold new in Canada starting in 1965, but it still cost the buyer in excise tax. From 1969-on the GTO was normal in Canada. Built in U.S only (except '70).

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Re: Ever a 66/67 Beaumont wagon?

Wow, there are a few members in B.C. I'm in the southeast, near Cranbrook.

That wagon looks damn near rust free for a B.C. car!
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Wow, there are a few members in B.C. I'm in the southeast, near Cranbrook.

That wagon looks damn near rust free for a B.C. car!
Not when you see it up close. As I stated in an earlier post, a friend of mine (mechanic) had to tell them it was unsafe and it had to be taken off the road.
Where does the "CANSO" come into the picture Cam? 1966?
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Wow, there are a few members in B.C. I'm in the southeast, near Cranbrook.

That wagon looks damn near rust free for a B.C. car!
Looks like they looked 25 years ago here in Ontario! And yes I would save it if it were closer. I sold my 66 Beaumont wagon in '78 and it didn't look as good as that one!

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Where does the "CANSO" come into the picture Cam? 1966?
Bcice, the Canso series was around in at least 1965. I suspect the Canso name was brought in when the Beaumont switched from being an X-body series to an A-body carline in 1964. I don't have the 1964 Acadian reference material to verify it.

"Canso" is the name of a city in Nova Scotia.

Sorry I didn't answer sooner but I just got in from Niagara-On-The-Lake late on Sunday. Incidently I saw a beautiful 1963 Acadian Beaumont (Chevy II) convertible there tonight. It was stock, restored correctly and as nice as can be. White with blue interior and top boot.

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Here is a "Canso" brochure

http://www.up22.com/Acadian.htm

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I wish I had known another member was in Port Hardy!! We could have had a coffee.... or beer!! That car is just down the road from me. I was told it was a one owner car and recently handed down to the elderly gentlemans grandson. A friend of mine is a service manager up here and they were going to put a new exhaust on it about a year agao, but unfortunatly the car is rusted badly on tha rear and had to be taken off the road
I just thought I would bring up this old thread to let Tom know this car is still sitting where he saw it last. Probably too far gone for repairs now but the kid is still "going to fix it up someday"

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