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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 11, 3:56 AM Thread Starter
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69 Beaumont with Factory air

Anyone have any idea how many were made? i have one and am the second owner ^^ but was wonder how many of them are out there and how many came with factory air and the rally pack clock tac?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 11, 5:39 AM
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Re: 69 Beaumont with Factory air

Here in Canada, air wasn't very common back then except for the more expensive cars Buick, Cadillac etc. and even then not all got it. With our climate, it wasn't considered necessary and wasn't affordable for most. As people became more affluent, even Canadians wanted their air. Look at any car from the sixties with the GM of Canada documentation and the list of options is usually pretty short. Not too many without it today and are hard to sell if they don't have it. I would think that a Beaumont with air would be VERY rare. I've never seen one. Most of us in Ontario would appreciate a car like yours this summer with all the heat and humidity. Enjoy, you probably won't see another one
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Re: 69 Beaumont with Factory air

I have never seen a Beaumont with air. I know they were available but it was Canada eh. We are cheap buggers.

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Re: 69 Beaumont with Factory air

I have only seen 1 with factory air. It was a 69 that went to Puerto Rico when it was new.
Robert, tell us about your car. What year, color, body style, etc.... Pictures would be great.
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I have never seen a Beaumont with air. I know they were available but it was Canada eh.

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Re: 69 Beaumont with Factory air

Who needs air when you have manual windows...

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I have never seen a Beaumont with air. I know they were available...
Not sure of that! I was told that a Beaumont (especially with one with a big block engine) wasn't available with a/c. However, it definitely can be done and appear original. Proof is that there is a guy living not too far from me who restored a beautiful '68 SD 396 and had a "Vintage Air" or similar kit installed. I looked at it closely and it looks factory installed.
The weird thing is that under the hood, you need a Chevelle system BUT inside the car, it's GTO components you need because of the different dash.

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1968 was the first year for optional a/c... it would be very rare...and a nice option to have! I would think not very many were ordered with a tach either...post up some pics of your car! have you ordered the GM documentation? they may tell you the production number with a/c...maybe if you ask nicely!

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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 29th, 11, 5:03 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 69 Beaumont with Factory air

the car is in B.c. with my dad atm. I will get some friends to go over there and take some pics for me though ^ ^ thanks for the responses guys he will be happy to hear what's been posted
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Got those pictures yet????????
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The Southern 69 HT Beaumont that was in Chicargo was sold and is back in Canada... I almost bought it in the summer for 11g .. was asking 13,900 They dropped it to 12,900 and I was high bidder on it for 5200-Max bid 7000 (E-bay) Sue e-mailed me with a second chance offer of 7900.00 I had already bought a 67 post car in Boston (same day) Exciting to get the only know factory air car back in Canada Yellow with RED interior 307 2bbl PG with 12 bolt!
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Congratulations to the new owner. I was the underbidder on the car when it was on Ebay a few years ago. If I remember correctly, my bid was $8200 or $8300. The car was only about 2 hours from me at the time.
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Nice car and colors.

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Nice car and colors.
I disagree!... "nice car" yes, but the interior should've been black or white, but definitely not red!...uuugh! It's too many colors on the same car (yellow, white, red...) and also, the red doesn't match with anything else on that car.

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I disagree!... "nice car" yes, but the interior should've been black or white, but definitely not red!...uuugh! It's too many colors on the same car (yellow, white, red...) and also, the red doesn't match with anything else on that car.

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