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Beaumont
Beaumont 2-door hardtop
Manufacturer General Motors
Production 1966-1969
Assembly Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Arica, Chile
Sainte-Therese, Quebec, Canada
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
2-door sedan
2-door hardtop
4-door hardtop
2-door convertible
4-door station wagon
Layout FR layout
Engine(s) 194 in³ Inline-Six I6
230 in³ Inline-Six I6
250 in³ Inline-Six I6
283 in³ Small-Block V8
307 in³ Small-Block V8
327 in³ Small-Block V8
350 in³ Small-Block V8
396 in³ Big-Block
Transmission(s) 2-speed automatic
3-speed automatic
4-speed manual
3-speed manual
Wheelbase Sedan: 2,946 mm (116.0 in)
Coupe/Convertible: 2,845 mm (112.0 in)

Beaumont was a make of mid-size automobiles produced by General Motors of Canada from 1966 to 1969.

History

1969 Beaumont coupe
Beaumont Invader

‎ The Beaumont grew out of the 1964-65 Acadian Beaumont model, which was based on the contemporary Chevrolet Chevelle. These Beaumonts featured the Chevrolet Chevelle body with minor styling revisions, including different taillights and a Pontiac-style split grille. The interior used the dash panel from the (U.S.) Pontiac Tempest/LeMans/GTO series.

From 1966, the Acadian name was dropped and Beaumont became a standalone marque, still sold by Pontiac-Buick dealers. The cars sported a new emblem, based on Pontiac's arrowhead motif with two red maple leaves added. They featured the same powerplants as the Chevelle, including the OHV inline six-cylinder engine, and a variety of small- and big-block V8s. The V8 engine choices included small-block 283, 327, and later 350 cubic-inch versions, while the Mark IV big-block could be ordered in its 396 cubic inch displacement. 3- and 4-speed manual transmissions were available, as were the 2-speed Powerglide and 3-speed Turbo-Hydramatic automatics. Beaumonts were also made in a factory in Chile and were sold in Puerto Rico for a time.

The SD (Sport Deluxe) models were equivalent to the Chevelle Super Sport trim level, and featured bucket seats and center console, as well as SD body striping and trim. The SD396 models are the most desirable Beaumonts today. Few were built, however, and most succumbed to the harsh Canadian winter climate, which makes them significantly more rare than equivalent Chevelles and desirable to some collectors. The SD series was available in both 2-door hardtop and convertible body styles. In addition to the SD series, the Beaumont line included Custom and Deluxe lines.

The Beaumont continued through the 1969 model year, after which it was replaced in the Canadian market by the Pontiac LeMans.

Gallery

1966 Beaumont coupe  
Beaumont Acadian sedan  
1967 Acadian Canso Sport Coupe -based on the Chevy II  
1969 Beaumont convertible  

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