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What a very interesting story,sounds like it could have happened many times during Vietnam era. Nice looking car,retaining stock appearance.

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WOW> What a great story/history.

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How's this for a small world? In talking to Jack we discovered my Laurentian was painted at the same body shop as his Beaumont (Welland Auto Body) at the same time! He remembers watching the progress on my car.

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Very cool Todd! thumbsup.gif

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 Great history on the car!!! Brings back many memories of my own!! Thanks.....

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69Laurentian wrote:

How's this for a small world? In talking to Jack we discovered my Laurentian was painted at the same body shop as his Beaumont (Welland Auto Body) at the same time! He remembers watching the progress on my car.

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 Yes., Todd that would be correct-Moe Roy and Larry Young-they had Welland Auto Body on Lasalle Street off Crowland Ave. The best guys in the business at the time-they did all the high end stuff-it has been said that at the time in 1978 the the invoice on your 69 pontiac was $5000 ! can you imagine ? a new Z28 could be had for around that !

Moe and Larry presently work for Perfomance cars in St. Catharines-Moe lives on Welland Road in Fenwick (one road over from Canboro/Effingham where your car was sold new at Central in 1969) and Larry is practically my neighbour one road over here in Cooks Mills.

 



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Every car has a story and this is a great story, way to go man

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Ken, if you are ever talking to Larry (or Moe) you'll have to tell him that at least 2 of his projects have survived.

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69Laurentian wrote:

Ken, if you are ever talking to Larry (or Moe) you'll have to tell him that at least 2 of his projects have survived.



I do talk to them fairly often-they are aware of Jack's car-and both spoke with me when I had your 69---actually quite a few of their paint jobs from that era are still out there.

 



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JAW DROP !!!

great story, what year did you take the big trophy ?

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Congratulations on saving your beaumont and what a great but sad story. Did you ever try and show the restored car to the original owner if he is still alive ?


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do you know when your car was built?

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...Jack, want another coincidence? I was born and raised In Newmarket ON. One of the car dealers there was Slessor Motors. My dad was a friend of the owner (can't remember his first name now..think it was Don) and bought a number of cars from him. I went to school with Teddy Slessor. So Bob Slessor in Grimsby must be a relative of the Newmarket Slessors. Six degrees of separation they say....

By the way, great car. Ours is a Western rust-free survivor but it had a lot more miles put on it than your beauty did..! Beautiful car a very nice rest. job..Congrats!!

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Thought it was appropriateIMG_1163 [209619].JPG that I post the final chapter for me owning my 1966 Pontiac Beaumont. After 37 years it is off to its new Home in Nova Scotia.



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This is my final post would respect to my 1966 Beaumont. It has now arrived at its new home.

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66ragtop wrote:

This is my final post would respect to my 1966 Beaumont. It has now arrived at its new home.

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 Now that's a brochure picture ... beautiful.



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Agreed, perfect.

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looks great in that scenery, only thing better for me would be if my Dad would have bought it, anyway my Grandpa came from the east coast and he was a car guy to, happy to see it have a nice home



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Jack, after all these years it must be tough to let go of that treasure. I will say this though, Thank You for being such a consciences purveyor of such a rare and uniquely Canadian car. Your instincts, and frankly, luck, have done the Canadian Pontiac community a great service. I wish that treasure was in my garage, though I doubt that unique car could have had a better caretaker than you could during that era of harmless modifications. That car is a museum piece, although it deserves to be driven, exercised and enjoyed responsibly. Lets hope the new owner gives a damn and is serious about preserving such a worthy car. Lets hope the new owner appreciates what an irreplaceable specimen he or she has. 1-of-a-kind for sure!



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Great read from Start to Finish ! Beauty of a car! Congrats

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