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Back in high school I had a lady teacher who sometimes picked me up when I had to hitch hike to school if I my car/ motorcycle was broken etc. When she first started picking me up she had one of those very unusual 1963 Tempest convertibles with the half a 389 V8, slant 4 cylinder engine, flexable driveshaft and rear trans/axle. Sounds wierd even today. Anyway she was a horse person and also had an old beater 1/2 T pickup. Well one morning she picks me up driving a brand new blue 66 Beaumont station wagon and when I hop in I noticed it had a factory 4 speed !! She told me she was very disapointed with her new car as she made a factory order for a 327 and 4 speed but the 4 speed wasn't at all like her pick up 4 speed. She needed a truck style transmission with the very low 1st gear to creep her horse trailer around horse tracks and barn areas and the car 1st gear was way too fast. So she traded it in on a new GMC pickup and got what she wanted although it probably cost quite a bit as the Beaumont wasn't exactly a popular model for most people. A neighbor friend somehow came up with some $$ and was driving it right after. The Beaumont quickly made a reputation as a very fast car locally but my friend moved away and I never heard of the Beaumont again. Anyone ever seen one like it??