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RE: Beaumont Pontiac or Acadian?


Beaumonts were built in Chile until 1971 or 1972. They were based on the 1968 or 1969 body and were badged as Beaumont GTAs. There area couple members here from Chile. Idon't know if they are still active.
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73SC wrote:
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Yes, we need an emoticon that show's a can of worms being opened...wink

 

I think the quickest way to sum this up is the fact that Pontiac vins start with a 2, whereas Beaumonts and Canso vins start with a 7.


 Actually Canadian Pontiacs all start with 7, this is why they are known as Series 7000 to differentiate them from US Pontiacs.

(It wasn't until 1972 I believe that Pontiac switched to 2 in Canada)



-- Edited by 73SC on Monday 12th of August 2013 04:45:07 PM


 Thanks for clarifying that Ray, and thanks for the "can of worms" pic Dave!smile



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Pontiac USA would not allow the use of the Pontiac name on the Acadian/and Beaumont vehicles.

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so acadian invaders were french colonist pirates?

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so acadian invaders were french colonist pirates?


 HaHa good one



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LoL yep it sounds like it :)

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Ha, ha. I always have to laugh when this topic comes up.biggrin These posts always garner a whole bunch of replies. This has been going on for how many years now on this site? Always with the same conclusions.biggrin

I'm just glad I own a Pontiac.



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Well my final conclusion is from 66-69 this actually just a GM -> Beaumont and from 62-65 is was GM ->Acadian -> Beaumont

I always thought it was GM -> Pontiac -> Beaumont

I never knew this car had such an interesting history and confusing one lol


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ok so if the french attacked canso were they acadians?eyepopping.gif



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timbuk wrote:

ok so if the french attacked canso were they acadians?eyepopping.gif


 Man, are you ever interested in Maritime history for a left coaster!biggrin



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Well my final conclusion is from 66-69 this actually just a GM -> Beaumont and from 62-65 is was GM ->Acadian -> Beaumont

I always thought it was GM -> Pontiac -> Beaumont

I never knew this car had such an interesting history and confusing one lol


 best conclusion i've heard. one of the previous post mentioned body series, my 63 acadian beaumont is an 8 series



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73SC wrote:

Do you have your documents from General Motors Vintage Vehicle Services ? That is the one and only official source of reliable information from the manufacturer of your car. Everyone on this forum swears by these documents as the absolutely best way to document your car and is so appreciative that this Canadian only service exists.


 I have searched and searched and NOWHERE on our 67 Beaumont is the mention

of Pontiac...........even tho my GM Documents from George Soporo say Pontiac Beaumont, but that I'm sure is

a product of everyone calling them Pontiac Beaumonts, not factual information.

If GM had intended it to be a Pontiac it would say Pontiac, just like Chevrolet says Chevrolet, etc

 



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ok so if the french attacked canso were they acadians?eyepopping.gif


 Man, are you ever interested in Maritime history for a left coaster!biggrin


 haha love the coasts



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I think the Beaumont may have left the Acadian Division after (or maybe, during) the 1966 year.

My factory documentation (1966) all tells me to be sure to take the car to my local Acadian Dealership for servicing etc.

I don't know what the '67 through '69 manuals say. Do they refer you to "your local Beaumont" dealership?

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they are Canadian built Pontiacs always have been and always will be end of story


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I had a young fella tell me that he had a "Chevrolet Acadian" because thats what it said on his insurance papers confuse

I think if Acadian or Beaumont were Pontiacs they would have a Pontiac emblem or script somewhere on the body, like every other Pontiac..



-- Edited by canso_SD on Monday 4th of December 2017 04:18:19 AM

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1964 SD wrote:

they are Canadian built Pontiacs always have been and always will be end of story





I just want to let you know Robin (1964_SD) that in the past that discussion on this topic has lead to personal attacks, name calling etc on Canadian Poncho. The topic has been hashed to death here with no resolution and there never will be agreement on it. We will consider the discussion on this to be ended with no further posts on it.

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so acadian invaders attacked canso?

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timbuk wrote:

so acadian invaders attacked canso?


No, I think Alexander Keith attacked a few cans.blankstare



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Maybe it's time to freeze this discussion--------- again.

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