69 belair wrote:hmmm, M20 and a 12 bolt. would be interesting to know which motor it had originally! have you looked for a build sheet?did they build any L79 '68 beaumonts?
hmmm, M20 and a 12 bolt. would be interesting to know which motor it had originally! have you looked for a build sheet?did they build any L79 '68 beaumonts?
No L-79 Beaumonts in 1968. They only put the 250 horse (regular fuel) & 275 horse (premium fuel) 327s in. The original 4-speed transmissions with either of those engines, incredibly, would only be Saginaws with 2.54:1 1st gears. The 12-bolt would be stock with a 327 with a factory 4-gear; otherwise just a 10-bolt would be used with a 3-speed or Powerglide.A 307 could have come with a Saginaw 4-speed having a 2.85:1 low. A 10-bolt would have come out back.Sometimes for certain years a 12-bolt would be installed if you just ordered h.d. suspension with a trailering axle. I don't think they were doing that in 1968, but Chevelles from 1970-72 certainly.That car is a really base model. It would not have come with carpet at all, just a black, textured rubber floor mat. Correct seat upholstry & door panels for that trim level are very hard to come by. You either have to find a good used set (good luck I say!) or get NOS material & get them made up custom for you (BIG bucks if you can even find the material. Try SMS Fabrics if you really need to have it done to original).
67 Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe, Oshawa-built stocker 250 Powerglide 40,000 mile
Also in garage waiting: stroker 296 cid inline six & built TH350
Cameron Milne, Toronto.
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swift1960 wrote:I just purchased a 68 beaumont.Can someone tell me where to find the paint code.Also are there any good sites out here with info on the beaumonts, thanks
I just purchased a 68 beaumont.Can someone tell me where to find the paint code.Also are there any good sites out here with info on the beaumonts, thanks
These pics were posted by swift1960 back in 2009. I used to own this car and would love to track it down to see it. Through the threads he posted it looks like he may have sold it. Anyone know where it ended up.
It is a 1968 2 door post, 327, bench, 4 speed. Note the distinctive Chevelle front clip and hide-away antenna in the rear fender (factory - had the little hook key on the key chain to pull up the antenna out of the fender). The chevelle clip was on the car when I bought it from the owner in Moose Jaw in 1976. I sold it in 1984 I believe. It was green with black strips then. I rebuilt the 327 with 11.25 to 1 compression, cam, headers, brunelle guides, melling high volume oil pump, street dominator intake, Holley DP carb and electronic ignition. Also put on the traction bars to reduce wheel hop. Installed a Sun Super Tach II in the clock spot.
73227 Beaumont two door sedan 8 cyl1-12-29 1st shift Dec. 29th body build dateQQ Verdoro Green Met. paintTR-752 Trim Gold cloth and coated fabric bench seat carM-20 4 speed Trany.05796658 Body number.
Thanks. I hated to sell it but had family priorities at the time. It was my second poncho. First car was a 1958 blue and white 4 door Pontiac 261 six 3 speed manual. Always dreamed I would get the Beaumont back some day.