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For Sale – 1967 Pontiac Beaumont Sport Deluxe

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One of the cars I saw this past Saturday at the Big Rock car show was this 1967 Pontiac Beaumont Sport Deluxe.

Here are some of the specs the seller wants you to know:

Big block Chevrolet 454

Holley 4-barrel carburetor

Edelbrock intakes

3-speed automatic with a Turbo 400 transmission

3-inch headers, Magnaflow mufflers, 2.5-inch exhaust

Frame off restoration and custom interior

Center Line wheels

$14,750.00 OBO

On paper, it sounds like an average restoration with a few performance modifications bolted on. In person, well, it kinda looks like an average restoration with a few performance modifications bolted on. I’m thankful the seller didn’t go with the small-block GM 350 crate motor, although it would be completely understandable if he did.

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So rare is this car that I frankly had never heard of it. Thanks to some quick work by Bing (yes), I learned that these were built for the Canadian market for the purpose of avoiding trade tariffs. Originally equipped with a Chevy 396 engine, the Sport Deluxe was the SS396 of the Canadian market. After 1968, they went out of production. Essentially, this car is all Chevelle beneath the skin, with a few Pontiac styling cues tacked on to make it official. It seems some things never change.

Here a few more Beaumonts I found on the interwebs, to give you a better perspective on this cousin to the Chevelle.

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It seems many of these are still in Canada, making the one that showed up at the car show all the more interesting. It also makes the asking price more reasonable, given its rarity.

What do you think of this Canadian cousin to the Chevelle?

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Currently there are "15 comments" on this Article:

  1. P161911 says:

    That sounds like a REALLY GREAT DEAL. A quick perusal of ebay shows anything even close going for $20k. With REAL SS project cars going for almost $15k. If I lived closer I might try to get it and flip it for a few bucks on ebay.

    • MVEilenstein says:

      Pay the gas and I'll meet you halfway.

      • P161911 says:

        That would also require me actually having the $$$ to buy the thing in the first place. Going from a household with about 1.5 incomes and no children to a household with 1 child and about 1.1 incomes hasn't helped.

      • P161911 says:

        This might be one case where paying the shipping would be cheaper than paying the gas. I'm 2,700 miles from Seattle. At maybe 10mpg, that a bunch of gas at $3.50 to $4.00/gal. Last time I checked cross country shipping was about $600.

  2. Preludacris says:

    Pontiac actually sold a bunch of wacky models in Canada. I like the idea of owning a uniquely Canadian car. Even if it is just an elaborate rebadge.

  3. Kris_01 says:

    Ugh. This is NOT a Pontiac, it's a Beaumont! Essentially, a Chevy sold at Pontiac-Buick-GMC dealers (as opposed to Chev-Olds-Caddy places) but under its own marque.

    The first gen Chevy Nova was sold as an Acadian Canso. Nice Nova Scotia imagery, warms the heart of this transplanted Bluenoser every time I see one at a car show.

    Until the Auto Pact came into effect and signalled the death knell of the standalone Canadian marque, you could get rebadged Fords as Meteors and rebadged Mercuries as Monarchs. Yes, there later was a Mercury Monarch, but that was a different car, although you could get one of those as a Mercury Monarch Rideau 500 which was not a US trim level. Mercury places had rebadged Ford Falcons as Frontenacs.

    Chrysler did all kinds of weird things. In the '50s, a Dodge was just a US Plymouth body shell with Dodge front sheetmetal. The early to mid '60s Dodge Darts were actually the US Plymouth Valiant with Dodge Dart fenders, hoods and grilles. Makes it interesting if you're restoring, say, a '65 Dart, because you need to know if you have a US or Canadian model. I lived in Woodstock, NB for years, and it's about seven miles from the US border crossing and the start of I-95. Lots of locals have relatives on the other side of the border and plenty of folks buy and sell cars among each other, so it was common growing up to see Canadian models with Maine license plates.

    • BOB says:

      YOUR COMMENT IS MOSTLY WRONG, OTHER THAN THE DRIVE TRAIN AND MAJOR BODY PANELS, EVERYTHING ELSE IS DIFFERENT, THEY HAVE A GTO DASH, COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FRONT AND REAR CHROME, NO BIG BLOCK 396 MARKINGS, ONLY A V8. A LOT OF AMERICANS ASSUME THE SD MEANS SUPER DUTY AND OF COURSE IT IS SPORTS DELUXE. I WAS IN GRADE 10 IN 1967 AND A CLASSMATE HAD A WHITE WITH BLACK TOP AND RED INTERIOR 350HP CONVERTIBLE . 2 YEARS LATER I ENDED UP BUYING THE EXACT SAME COLOURS IN A HARDTOP. BOTH STICK CARS. I OWN 2 REAL HEMI CARS NOW BUT HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A 67 SD 396. ONLY 451 WERE MADE, AND BEING CANADIAN MANY ROTTED AND WERE SCRAPPED.

      • James says:

        We have 2 SD396 cars that are awaiting restorations. Once we get our Nova's done, they're next. Both cars are 396-325hp automatics. One was gold on gold with black vinyl top, and the other is Emerald turquoise with black interior and vinyl top. Original drive trains are long gone but they'll still make nice rides. Located in Bluenose country, N.S!!

        • Marshall Lewis says:

          Hey there , I'm looking for a Beaumont. I had a 67 396 SD convertible. Did you get the Beaumonts completed yet? Are they for sale?

    • Dave says:

      It is a Pontiac , made in the Pontiac plant in Oshawa Ontario. I have a 1967 Beaumont.

  4. Mr. Smee says:

    I love Beaumonts, they look a little more upscale than the average Chevelle

  5. Detroit Dave says:

    That's a good looking piece of Detroit Steel! "Badge Engineering" was common place at General Motors in the 60's and 70's.

    Beaumont was the stand-alone marque GM used in the Canadian market from 1966-1969. The vehicles were sold through Pontiac-Buick dealers and utilized a slightly tweaked Chevrolet Chevelle body with some Pontiac Tempest/LeMans/GTO trim and interior bits thrown in. Even the badge was different to help set the cars apart from its US siblings. The Pontiac arrowhead design was used but incorporated two maple leaves.

    I own this car if you are interested in buying it email me at david_hajek@msn.com

  6. Tyler says:

    I this car still up for sale?

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