“It’s the little differences,” hitman Vincent explains to hitman partner Jules in the movie Pulp Fiction about what it’s like to be in a foreign country. “They got the same (stuff) over there that they got here, but it’s just, uh, it’s just there it’s a little different.”
Which brings us to the Pick of the Day, a 1969 Beaumont convertible, which everywhere in North America except Canada would have been a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle.
From 1966 to 1969, Beaumont was a freestanding Canadian brand that restyled and rebadged Chevelles and sold them through Pontiac dealers. Strange but true and no, I hadn’t heard of them either. Then again, I’ve never been to Canada.
The Beaumont is an attractive resto-rod that the Nanaimo, British Columbia, private seller advertising the car on ClassicCars.com said is in good running condition with restoration nearly complete, aside from “very minor body work left to do.”
“I have babied this beauty,” the seller says in the ad. “I have all paperwork for all the mechanical work that’s been done within the last year. Lots done to make this ride run absolutely beautiful.”
The convertible has been upgraded with a 383 stroker V8 fed by Holley Sniper fuel injection, a 3-speed automatic transmission with a shift kit, 12-bolt Positraction rear, Hoskins sport suspension and a set of US Mags Rambler wheels.
The gallery of photos with the ad shows a very clean-looking Beaumont. The styling differences with the Chevelle are most obvious in the grille, which looks more Pontiac than Chevy, and the script lettering “Beaumont” on its flanks and dashboard. Whatever bodywork that’s needed is not apparent in the photos.
This would be an interesting collector car to own in the States, proudly showing up at a local car show where a Beaumont would stand out as a strikingly different animal than what initially would seem merely like an imaginatively customized Chevelle. Definitely different.
The seller is asking $52,000 for the Beaumont-rod but is “open to very solid offers.”
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.