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Was told of a 64 Beaumont 409 1 off in B.C.


66

this is the earliest one so far in the registry


1966
Dec.1st 1965    73617  A51     396ci  L34    F    (393 ivory)       ontario link
SD 396 2dr hrdtp        M20         Marina Blue               spot. by 427carl
A02 F40 G80 K66 K02 P01 U80
Brooks Pontiac Buick Ltd.-Nanaimo B.C



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Actually there were 4 of the 4 door 426 Hemi cars made in 66 and one actually for Canada, 2 for the U.S. and one for overseas export and they  lost track of what would be the rarest car which is a 66 wagon ordered with the 426 Hemi which has not been heard of since the 70s but they have the paperwork for it. Recently they found a 67 4 door Hemi as well.

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A friend of mine owned the 66 Hemi 4 door here in Ontario. He lived in a little villagenear Owen Sound called Williamsford. I rode in that 4 door several times, what a sleeper it was, dark brown and steel wheels and hubcaps! I think if I remember my friend Harold told me it was bought new at Islington Chrysler in Toronto by a freshly graduated Veterenarian who said he wanted a hemi car. There were a couple to choose from and he said the 4 door would be better for his Vet business. Harold had it checked out when he aquired it, as he was sceptical of its originality and it proved to be a correct built hemi 4 door and at that time they thought it was 1 of 1. Harold sold the car to someone in Walkerton and he bought a 68 Roadrunner Hemi car in North Bay. Harold has passed away since but his son has the 68 runner and it comes to Owen Sound cruise nights occasionaly.

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Sorry a little off the original topic, my bad

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Not off topic at all, it would be a one off because it would be the only one shipped to Canada. I had heard rumours of the car in high school in Vancouver in the late 70's and then even more in the 80's, I would have loved to have gotten my hands on that car but I did get myself a rare Hemi car in 1981, a 1970 Charger RT/SE 4spd. It was 1 of 4 built and the only one built with leather and power windows. I bought it for $1800.00 U.S. If we only new back then.

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I haven't saw/heard anything about the 4 door since 1984 but I bet it is hidden away in someones garage in Walkerton Ontario. Someone knows

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Bye the way my friend Harold sold that 4 door car for around $10,000 (what did the one on Barret Jackson sell for, six figures?) and bought the Roadrunner for somewhere around $12,000, we ran it at Cayuga once 12.20 @108 back in the 80's

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No the guy who owned the red one also owned the Canadian car and was just about to acquire the Export car so he would have owned 3 out of the 4 cars but the red one sold at BJ last year or the year before.

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I remember a post at Team Chevelle many years ago by the guy that runs the www.348-409.com site. He did a 409 swap into a '66 Chevelle SS396. It was not straightforward. The exhaust manifolds would not work in the Chevelle and the oil pan need major rework. I couldn't imagine a dealer getting involved in that for a '64 Beaumont, especially when Canadian Pontiacs only just got the 409 the previous year and they were slow sellers.



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ARCADIAN wrote:

A friend of mine owned the 66 Hemi 4 door here in Ontario. He lived in a little villagenear Owen Sound called Williamsford. I rode in that 4 door several times, what a sleeper it was, dark brown and steel wheels and hubcaps! I think if I remember my friend Harold told me it was bought new at Islington Chrysler in Toronto by a freshly graduated Veterenarian who said he wanted a hemi car. There were a couple to choose from and he said the 4 door would be better for his Vet business. Harold had it checked out when he aquired it, as he was sceptical of its originality and it proved to be a correct built hemi 4 door and at that time they thought it was 1 of 1. Harold sold the car to someone in Walkerton and he bought a 68 Roadrunner Hemi car in North Bay. Harold has passed away since but his son has the 68 runner and it comes to Owen Sound cruise nights occasionaly.


I talked to a guy in Huntsville ONT in 2015 who said a Canadian 66 4 door Coronet Hemi used to live not far from him, and was eventually sold into the United States. Could this be the same car? 

I did see another 66 4 door Coronet Hemi about ten years ago at the Don Garlits Museum in Ocala Florida. Very neat. 



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