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Lost Beaumonts


Back in the spring of 1966, I bought a new Sport Deluxe Beaumont, red with black interior,  283, automatic, HD suspension, AM radio, rear speaker.  In the fall of 1967 I traded it to a guy in the Oshawa-Whitby area for a '66 SD396 Beaumont,  dark green, white interior, PB, tach and gauge dash, 3.73 posi, AM radio.  The original owner had installed the L78 cam which breathed life into the engine.  I ended up selling that car back to the original owner six months later.  Over the years, I have kept my eye out for either of these two cars and have drawn a total blank.  I'd sure like to have either of them back.  Keep and eye out.  smile  copo427@sympatico.ca



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Hi Keith

Back in 66-67-68 I lived in Scarboro and there was a local guy

with a similar 66 green SD and it had a 4 speed that used to hang out at Harveys

on Eglinton......he was a fireman and a big time street racer at the time.

Believe he was the orig owner and may have sold it to someone in Oshawa.

My wife worked with his girlfriend at Shell Don Mills (Sue Burrows).......

 



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You sold it?   were you on drugs or what    You "knew " it was rare   and where is that COPO Chevelle and the L78 Chevelle    what were you thinking?    were you in love or what ?

 

Our 1966 SD396 Beaumont.JPG



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Keith, did that green 396 car have anything unusual regarding the brakes, like sintered metallic linings? I see it was a power brake car and it looks to also be a manual steering car as well. The standard brakes would give 2 panic stops before you had to think about stuffing the car to stop it.



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Hey Keith.....

another thing that comes to mind is the car had 'Mouse Mags' on it...
that's what we called the mag 'looking' hub caps that CTC sold at the time.

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This car had the standard brakes and not the metallic. There was a guy in Oshawa with a Beaumont and the metallic brake linings. It was a PG car and, especially in the cold weather, it took both feet on the brake pedal to get stopped, or so the story went. I believe that car may have been green as well. I bought ours from the original owner who lived between Oshawa and Whitby. He paid close to new price for the car in '68 to get it back six months later. That's when I bought the '68 Ram Air Firebird. Had I been able to keep all the cars that we have owned, we would have a very nice collection. As it is, I can enjoy the fact that we actually were able to enjoy these cars the way they were meant to be enjoyed.
One other thing about our green car, it had the head rest option which was quite rare back then. It did have standard steering.



-- Edited by Keith Tedford on Thursday 17th of April 2014 07:08:20 AM

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Hi,
I just found your website and am thrilled to see people are looking for their old Beaumonts.
I too had a new Beaumont (1967) back in the day and I think I just found some info on your site showing the production date (Jan25th,1967) ser 835602. I am not too sure on how to navigate your site yet , but will learn. This looks like it may be my car and wondering if anyone knows who currently owns it (or maybe its in a wrecking yard?) as the current owner might be interested on the history of it.

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Persistence can pay off. One guy I know found his Dad's COPO Chevelle and bought it back into the family. Another, through the internet, found his old COPO Chevelle that he had sold years before. Another guy has a COPO Chevelle engine and is trying to find the the car, through the VIN stamp on the block. None of this probably would never happen without the internet. You just keep your eyes open and keep searching. Unless the cars have been crushed, someone somewhere will know something about them.

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