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December 2021 Feature Car


We're ending 2021 with Tony Decorte's beautiful 1966 Beaumont Sport Deluxe convertible. If you have never seen one in person it's not surprising since only 565 were ever built. How many survive? Tony tells us how he found this rare machine:

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I live near Grand Bend Ontario and have wanted an old ride as long as I can remember. Both of my parents died roughly two months apart late in 2018 and early 2019. In memory of them I decided to treat myself ....as i'm sure they would approve. 

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I have always kept a close eye on listings for classics in local publications for things that interest me. What I wanted was pretty broad actually. It needed to be a GM product and (weird quirk of mine) it couldn't have headrests so I mainly looked for vehicles from '65 to '67. Late one night in October or November of 2019 I searched any 1960-1970 cars on Auto-trader which I rarely went on because there wasn't usually much on there.

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There was a listing for an Acadian but the pictures looked somewhat like a 66 Beaumont. I called and got a little bit of info on it but still wasn't sure I was ready to take the plunge. I kept a close eye on the ad which sat until March without any change. Then one day right when Covid was sitting in the media the ad showed a $5k drop. I told myself that this was a sign. My wife and I went down to London and looked at the car. My wife said "Going to look at an old car is likely like looking at a puppy. You're coming home with it" which I did. 

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I am the third owner of the car. The second owner removed the body and replaced both the floors and the frame.

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Interesting story; The gentleman I bought the car from had bought it in the mid 70's. When he got home with it the elderly neighbour came out and asked where he bought the car. It turned out he bought the car from the same person he bought his house from 6 years prior. So until I purchased the car it had spent its entire life (other than 6 years) in the same garage and driveway.

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I didn't do too much to the car other than dress up the original 283 engine, and cleaned and freshened up a few things. 

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I absolutely love my car!! I bought the car to drive... and boy do I ever! I worked out that on average for the life of the car prior to when I bought it  200 miles per year were put on. Just this summer I put 4000 miles on it!

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WOW!



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Sweet! Been to Grand Bend for the drags, with the '62 Impala I'm now selling, back in '12-'13-'14. With a 3.36 open diff, we didn't set the world on fire. I love that colour, and the history. Congratulations!

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Sweet, sweet car !

I'm from London, but have never seen this car out and about and I would have noticed it, for sure.

 

Regards, Scott (LandShark ...)



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You have an absolutely stunning car. It's not going to be hard to see that at the top of this page for a month. Congratulations and it's great to hear how much you cherish the car.



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I'm from London too and never saw this car at any cruise night or show.

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No doubt 66 was the best looking year for Canadian Ponchos (and Beaumonts!)

That is one happy making car!



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66 Grande Parisienne 396 with AC (built October 26 1965)

66 Beaumont 4 door hardtop

69 Chevy CST pickup

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That Colour! Great car and nice to see it gets all the road time it deserves. Your parents would no doubt approve, congrats!



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Interesting car !

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Its a beauty!!

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Great car. Great story. 



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I like to think things happen for a reason. Sounds like that car found is right caretaker. Shes a beauty.

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Cool car, congratulations.

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Very beautiful car!



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Love the car! Congrats!



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Tony, you picked an absolute great looking beauty. Congratulations.



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Sweet ride Tony, always nice when the top goes down.

From one LMP Beaumont to another - congrats on being this months centerfold......biggrin



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......big block, 4 speed, bench seat, it doesn't get much better

 happy motoring :burnout



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Like others have said, beautiful Beaumont!

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Doubt it will spend much time in the "GARAGE".

Now there must be some trinkets you will want to add to personalize it.

Cruise control????



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The 66 Beaumont is hands down my all-time most desirable car. I take a lot of pride and feel fortunate that I found one.

Its fun driving around and taking in the appreciation people show as I drive by. Everything from recognizing the car, to wondering what it is!

You have a rare and exceptional classic and I know you will enjoy the response it elicits from people.



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Thats sweet. Thanks for sharing and have many years of enjoyment.

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Gorgeous car!

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That is a beauty, and a nice story. Looks to have been built a week prior to my 66 SD convertible.  (Whats the deal on a rear speaker in a convertible?)



-- Edited by 66 327 sd on Saturday 4th of December 2021 09:53:23 PM

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Congratulations, love the colour.



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Thank you all for the compliments!! :)
As for the rear speaker I really don't know, maybe someone else knows on here. I have had the rear seat out and don't see where one would have been mounted. There is a rear speaker switch on the dash as well as being mentioned on the vehicle info sheet.

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