My journey into the japanese aspect of Canada didn’t radically open my eyes to the nation north of the USA. Neither did my forays into British Columbia years in the past after I used to go to Nanaimo and Vancouver. Outdoors of the metric system and the indicators that Canada shaped as a part of a British territory, all over the place I’ve seen feels fairly acquainted. Stunning surroundings, usually nice meals, and comparatively peaceable and quiet for the bigger cities…appears acquainted sufficient. Which is about the identical approach that one would describe a 1969 Beaumont…acquainted sufficient. Once I confirmed it to some associates of mine who converse automobile effectively however completely different types (rally vehicles and Volvos, principally) they steered that it was like “wanting on the Grand Theft Auto model of a Chevelle. Most of it appears to be like dead-on proper, however you get to the nostril and tail and one thing is completely different, you haven’t seen it earlier than, however it works.”
They aren’t improper. Beaumont was the results of the Canada-United States Automotive Merchandise Settlement that Canada had pushed within the 1960s that prohibited sure American vehicles from being offered within the Canadian market, forcing producers to make vehicles in Canada particularly for the nation. That is the way you noticed model names like Acadian and Meteor spring up out of nowhere just for the Canadian market. Acadian (learn: Chevy II/Nova) initially used Beaumont first as a trim on the Acadian line because the upper-trim mannequin, then for 1964 and 1965, they offered “Acadian Beaumont” as a Canadian Chevelle, earlier than branching the Beaumont identify off into it’s personal model.
1969 was the final yr for Beaumont and like all examples, it’s a Chevelle physique, Pontiac inside, Chevrolet operating gear (right here, a crate 350ci small-block) and the Beaumont-only nostril and tail therapies. What else is there to know? All that you must do is envision the quantity of questions and conversations you’ll have with fellow automobile geeks concerning the unusual machine you parked over within the nook.
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