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68 Beaumont 396 rag - any info??


Anyone have any info or memories of this 68 Beaumont 396 rag in Stratford, Ont??

Story goes that is was used as a Pace Car (don't know where) for a GM promotion.

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Numbers matching all there car but needs resto top to bottom. I am not in love with the colour combo and the auto tranny . I passed on for those reasons . All and all it would be a good car to do



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So this car still exists?? Photos?

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Quite the bragging rights owning the first 68 SD convert built.

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Yes, we certainly need to know more.
It was only a little more than a week ago that GMVVS released the document.

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norontcan wrote:

Yes, we certainly need to know more.
It was only a little more than a week ago that GMVVS released the document.


.....this was parked beside us at Flint back a few years ago....don't know if same car but belonged to a Dave Curtiss of Michigan

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How do they know it's the first ?

Does the Vintage Services determine that ?

My 2+2 is a very early built car and I'd love to know how early.

 

Regards, Scott (LandShark ...)



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Yes, on the document, it's in very tiny print if you look closely.

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The pics match the colour codes on the GMVVS paper. Both interior and exterior. So good chance this is the same car. Plus only 65 of this model number built so how many would be these colour codes?
From the documents and checking in the Catalog of CDN car ID Numbers book this appears to be the 715th Beaumont built for 1968. That would be consistent with the September 28th build date

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LandShark68_2+2 wrote:

How do they know it's the first ?

Does the Vintage Services determine that ?

My 2+2 is a very early built car and I'd love to know how early.

 

Regards, Scott (LandShark ...)


 Not every report from GMVVS goes into the detail like " 1st Pontiac Beaumont built........" so they must have taken extra time and shown extra interest in this one"

Do you have the GMVVS documents for your car?

Now as an aside and just to stir things up did anyone notice George calls it a " Pontiac Beaumont"? twice.



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norontcan wrote:
LandShark68_2+2 wrote:

How do they know it's the first ?

Does the Vintage Services determine that ?

My 2+2 is a very early built car and I'd love to know how early.

 

Regards, Scott (LandShark ...)


Now as an aside and just to stir things up did anyone notice George calls it a " Pontiac Beaumont"? twice.

 .....that did NOT go unnoticed.......but we won't go there.....right???



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Ken LaBlanc of Ken`s Auto Appraisals in Welland gave me the inside on this car 2 weeks ago. It was hard to turn down. Ken did me a huge favour let me see car first. I am waiting to see if I can post pictures



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bjburnout wrote:

 .....that did NOT go unnoticed.......but we won't go there.....right???


 LOL... why do I get the feeling that this will still be discussed 50 years from now...

But yes, better to 'not go there'! smile



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Ken LaBlanc of Ken`s Auto Appraisals in Welland gave me the inside on this car 2 weeks ago. It was hard to turn down. Ken did me a huge favour let me see car first. I am waiting to see if I can post pictures


 Wow... it would be hard to turn down.  For the record, I really like the colour combo as it's really unique.  Pretty much guaranteed to never see one again.

I'm hoping my lottery tickets will work out for me this weekend (lol), you never know... smile



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bjburnout wrote:
norontcan wrote:

Yes, we certainly need to know more.
It was only a little more than a week ago that GMVVS released the document.


.....this was parked beside us at Flint back a few years ago....don't know if same car but belonged to a Dave Curtiss of Michigan

67 Beaumont in background.jpg



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 its a twin to this car but not the same one for sure



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MC wrote:
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 .....that did NOT go unnoticed.......but we won't go there.....right???


 LOL... why do I get the feeling that this will still be discussed 50 years from now...

But yes, better to 'not go there'! smile


 ........50 YEARS......hopefully we are all still here to discuss it...biggrin



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Oh please no, 110 and still here? No thanks!

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bjburnout wrote:
MC wrote:
bjburnout wrote:

 .....that did NOT go unnoticed.......but we won't go there.....right???


 LOL... why do I get the feeling that this will still be discussed 50 years from now...

But yes, better to 'not go there'! smile


 ........50 YEARS......hopefully we are all still here to discuss it...biggrin


 Pretty sure I won't be, unless there are some huge strides in medical science in the next couple of decades.  But if that happens there will be bigger problems to work out than what brand to call a car, more like what do we do with all these people who can live to 150 now??? wink



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Old would be the best thing to call them!

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I Might know who restored the Michigan car.

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Looked good in 2015 .   

 

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I would guess this is not the Michigan car.  but..   Here's the photo courtesy of Kevin and Ken biggrin

 

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And some more I was asked to post-

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