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1967 Beaumont "DELUXE" radio


Does anyone have a radio that looks like this? I mean, one that says "DELUXE" like this one does? I know the factory installed say BEAUMONT but I'm curious if this is an accessory radio.

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I would say it is aftermarket of that period.  1966 knobs too i see.



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It looks like Delco may have called it's accessory radios "Deluxe" back then. Google didn't offer much however there are two different ones on eBay. One looks older than the one in the Beaumont, the other newer:

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If I remember correctly Motorola made some replacement radios with the deluxe nameplate.

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Hmm, that is an interesting angle, hadn't thought of that. I'll be removing it at some point likely but in the meantime I may poke my head up under there. As I recall the case on the Motorolas looks a lot different than an original Delco radio case.

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RE: 1967 Beaumont "DELUXE" radio


Are you looking for a correct Beaumont one?



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Upon removal it was clear to see the radio and speaker were an aftermarket piece. 



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That "Deluxe" radio is a gennie vintage aftermarket. Cool vintage accessory. You have to run the correct Delco speaker with proper resistance or you will blow the unit.

I have a 1967 Delco Radio Service Manual that covers the radios in various GM lines. Interestingly, they also did radios for Lincolns & Imperials. Cadillacs with dual controls.

They cover the Beaumont & Acadian radios. There was no Beaumont-specific am/fm radio, the dealer would use a Tempest am/fm with a PONTIAC slide bar.

As for the Camaro radios, the Camaro name had been decided very tight to introduction time, and as such was starred and explained as "New Chevrolet series introduced in 1967".
Added to the front of the manual is a page that explains the asterisks and the mystery car line as being "Camaro". It then goes on to list radio part #s, and various speaker part #s for both factory & field installed radio speakers. Pics of radio models and schematics are also in the manual. 8-track, reverb, multiplex are in there as well.



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Well, that's an interesting one. Is that for a 63-64 full size?

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There were several aftermarket radio manufacturers offering direct fit radios in the 60s and early 70s. I owned a Chevelle in the 70s and installed an am/fm eight track from Canadian Tire. The original radio that I removed looked original but was an aftermarket radio, I think was Motorola. One of our customers worked at a GM dealer and said the dealership would order lower option cars without a radio. Apparently it was about half of the cost to install an aftermarket original appearance radio compared to ordering an original radio.

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