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May 2014 Feature Car


For May we're featuring another stunning convertible. Mark Toohey is the proud owner of this 1964 Acadian Beaumont Sport Deluxe.

Once you read Mark's write up you'll then understand why it is fitting to make this Beaumont our May feature car.

Back some 25 plus years ago my oldest brother John walking on his lunch hour spied this old brown convertible sitting in a driveway with 3 flat tires. He told my younger brother Kevin (70 SS Acadian) about so a trip was made to ask if they wanted to sell. Sale price was $100 and a promise not to scrap car.

 

Tires were pumped up and a battery was install but engine was seized so it was pushed on the trailer to take home. The sellers of the car had bought it brand new. After arriving home in less then 2 hours car was running with top down driving on the country roads.

A full resto was started by my brother but he had a few too many projects at the time and sold the car to me. I got the Canadian docs on the car from GM and found out the car was built on my 10th birthday May 14 1964.

What started out to be a winter project took 5 years to complete. Car came original with a 6 and 2 speed glide. I bought a date correct 327 300 motor and put a 3 speed auto behind it.

It has been over 8 years since car was completed. I have enjoyed many cruize nights and Beaumont/ Chevelle show and shines. I have stored the original engine and tranny. I have no plans ever of selling the cars so many more happy years of driving to come. Mark Toohey



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I never get tired of Beaumonts, even though I've never owned one!

Nice car Mark. Great choice Todd.

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Nice to see another 64 saved and on the road. Congrats and thanks for sharing its history.

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Beautiful Car, Nice Choice Todd

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

I never get tired of Beaumonts, even though I've never owned one!
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 X2....... very very nice, I can feel the warmth.......good choice for possibly? the beginning of summer in Canada.......



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Nice car Mark! Do you have any "before" pictures?



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'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.



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Very nicely done    Love it     and Kevin is your little younger brother    great   



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Nice Beaumont Mark.

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I love your car nice job



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Congrats Mark !! Verry nice Beaumont !!

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Beautiful Beaumont. Nice choice of wheels. Keeps with its Pontiac identity. Barry

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Indeed Mark that's a beautiful car and your choice of wheels really works well, Pontiac Rally 1V wheels, had a set on an '80 Grand Prix.

I took a few photos of your car in Hamilton a couple of years ago at an all Pontiac day at the now defunct GM dealer.

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I loved this car since the first time I seen it - wheels were a good choice

 

May 14th is my son's birthday also



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I'm envious. Very nice. Great colour combo.
Sure wish mine was that far along.
Built exactly 1 month after mine.

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73SC wrote:

Indeed Mark that's a beautiful car and your choice of wheels really works well, Pontiac Rally 1V wheels, had a set on an '80 Grand Prix.

I took a few photos of your car in Hamilton a couple of years ago at an all Pontiac day at the now defunct GM dealer.

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 Ray, car was bought new at HMP (Hamilton Motor Products) My brother has picture of it sitting in front of the original dealer ship before they moved



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Very nice, a real sharp looking car.



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Beautiful car, great color combination. Excellent choice for the monthly feature! Always love to see Beaumont Convertibles.

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great choice super nice clean car convertibles are the premo love it congrats



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Beautiful car!
I like the photographs at the top of the page.

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Wow, what can I say. She is a beaut.... Always loved the Beaumont convertible.... Congratulations on saving this gem......

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great looking car..
love the colour
congrats


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1963 Acadian Beaumont Sport Deluxe
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Great looking Beaumont , nice wheels !

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Beautiful restoration Mark. First class work congratulations.
Brian

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I love logging on to this site every few day and that car's a great "Hello"
Love the wheels to roof and everything in between.

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085.JPGReally nice job , unusual color really suits it. We'll have to get together some time for a group picture.



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