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March 2015 Feature Car


It is a pleasure to feature what could be said the most famous Canadian Poncho there is. Joe Lizon's 65 Acadian-Beaumont has been featured in a New York Times article as well as in Old Auto's. It has also not shy to the show circuit and has received many coveted awards including:

Geneva Ill. 1st place in its Class
Cobble Beach, Owen Sound Ont. 2nd place 
Ault Park, Cincinnati Oh.  2nd place
Dayton Oh. 2n place
Boca Raton, Fl.  2nd place
 
Joe gives us the details of this extremely rare car:
 
 
 
Actually a very good friend of mine Chris Pointon (Arcadian on this web site) found the car and told me about it. He originally thought it was a BB Beaumont and gave me all the information.
 
 
 I immediately called a person named Duffy who has a shop in Bracebridge rebuilding motors.  He originally got the car from Dales Muscle cars. Duffy and I talked and he read me the GM build sheet which said it was not a BB Beaumont but a true L79 SB car. Since I had originally owned a 1965 Evening Orchard L79 Chevelle SS. I told him I would be up the next day with the $2500 Canadian he was asking for the car. 
 
 
I called Chris & told him I was buying the Beaumont and that I would be driving to Bracebridge to pick it up. Chris said he had a friend with a car hauler & would be glad to drive up with me to get the car. Chris and I pulled into Duffy's shop and there it was covered in snow. We closed the deal and loaded the Beaumont on the car hauler and took it to Hepworth On. where Al Ruth did the complete restoration.
 
 
 
After finding out just how RARE a Beaumont I had just bought was, I then found a second L79 Beaumont in Chatham On. and immediately with cash ($2000 Canadian this time) drove to Chatham and bought it sight unseen. It was in a little rougher shape sitting next to the barn, with the engine, trans, and blown rear end in the barn.  It didn't matter. I now am the owner of two of the original 23 L79 Beaumonts built.
 
 
 
   Cheers Joe


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Congratulations Joe. That's a fine looking car!

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That is a Sweet Beau !

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great choice for March.......great looking rare Beaumont.



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B.E.A.UT.I.F.U.L. and with a 327/350 H.P...............WOW now that is an automobile. Congrats on a real sweet restoration on a real sweet car. Cheers. George.



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L79 smilesmilesmile

congrats to joe for saving these 2 historic cdn beaumonts



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Love this car



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Great looking car Joe; congrats.

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I followed this rare car from the initial purchase and through the complete rebuild. Many $$$ spent to restore a very rare 1965 Beaumont L79 .Congrats Joe my friend, this is a great feature car!

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Beautiful car.
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What a Sweet Looking Car.
Great Choice Todd

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very nice congrats enjoy the month on top



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Such a sweet ride Joe. So cool you own 2 of the 23 produced!!Good on you, congrats!

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love it and the perfect colour !!



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I looking at the photos and wondering....really ?, this was never a Feature Car before. A very rare and beautiful car indeed Joe.



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Love the car.



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Meticulous sheet metal work, makes for an outstanding restoration.

Congrats Joe on your nice Beaumont / and for truly rebuilding a rare 1965-L79 coupe, to high standards.
- and extra gratifying to have found not one but two of these cars / the hunt & purchases, must have been a blast

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W I W M Wish it was mine. Nice piece.

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Gorgeous car Joe.......:clap....... and great restoration on a true Canadian Classic.......:cool:.......
....that L79 is perfect.....:bow......my favorite small block........:love

happy motoring
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Great ride and story thanks for sharing. 👍

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Sweet !  Amazing job!



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Stunning...absolutely stunning, and to think you owned 2 L79's at the same time!

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Congrats on car of the month Joe. Very Nice! And to think, you own 1/10th of all of them made. How cool is that. Any plans on the second one?



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Congrats, very nice.

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What a car.
And to think that it is Feature Car of the Month during the month that it turns 50.
Joe - you'll have to throw a party for it on the 26th. ( invite us all so we can swoon over it )

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