• Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 999,999
  • VIN: 001
  • Color: Black
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1966 Pontiac BEAUMONT CONVERTIBLE Description

1966 Pontiac (GM) Beaumont Convertible
1 of 247 Convertibles Built In 1966
Originally Tuxedo Black, Red Interior, White Top.
The full story behind this Canada-specific marque can be read on wikipedia, lots of information there.
Essentially, due to tariff agreements, GM of Canada built the Acadian and Beaumont series cars to give those North of the border their own sporty A body car, to replace the GTO. While these cars are not officially "Pontiacs" they were sold at Pontiac dealers, and wear quite a bit of Pontiac styling. These cars were Chevelles, with Chevrolet engines, with Pontiac styled grilles, tail lights, and they used the LeMans dash, and some interior parts. They are a very interesting piece of General Motors history.
The car you see here, is a project that is about 75% complete. You can drive the car, while you finish the restoration.
Car is currently in primer, original color is Black.
Mechanically, the car is in good overall shape. 327 4bbl engine (not sure if original to this car) is mated to a 2 speed Powerglide. Engine was rebuilt by previous owner to stock specs. New exhaust front to rear. Converted to front disc brakes. Wheels were blasted and powdercoated, Tires are a few years old, but have less than 200 miles on them. New fuel and brake lines front to rear. The car runs very nice when warm, however there is no functioning choke, so it's a little cold blooded in the morning.
The interior was just done. Correct Chevelle seat covers, with correct Tempest door panels were installed. New carpet, window cranks, arm rests, etc. The Convertible top was replaced about 3 years ago, and is still in nice shape, although it's hard to keep a white top spotless. The hydraulics all work correctly, and the power top goes up and down as it should.
The body is about 90% rust free. Most rust has been repaired, and body is in primer. There are still a few spots under the rear seat that need attention. Except for the hood, all exterior body panels are original to this car. The entire floor was replaced years ago with a rust free one from a donor car. The rear trunk pan was just replaced a few months ago. The trunk pan was replaced as a complete unit from a donor car, and welded in at all the original spot weld locations. There are no seams in the trunk pan. It looks like it came that way from the top, and bottom. Rockers are solid, and all the factory spot welds on the bottom of the quarters are clean and visible. The quarter panels have had some patch work done in the past, but appear to be well done. The body needs panel alignment, then blocking, then ready for paint.
The car is most likely not a factory AC car, as I don't think they made any AC equipped convertible Beaumonts, but someone did install most of the factory AC components.
Also included are the BEAUMONT letters that go on the tail panel. Complete set, brand new.
Things the car still needs: Paint and body. Complete weatherstripping. Transmission has a leak, I think at the pan. Choke is not functional. All body panels needs to be aligned. Rear reverse light housing is missing. Dash pad is for a 67, I think I have a 66 one, I will include if I can locate it. Windshield has a crack. The car could probably use an alignment. Most of the steering components have been replaced, but the steering feels overly sensitive at times.
This car is a great project that you can drive while you complete the restoration. I drive the car locally quite frequently, although I've never gone on any long journeys, although I don't see any reason why the car couldn't.
Please call me anytime with questions. I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the car,my name is Chad. 661-212-2026
Clean, Clear, CA title in my name, in hand, for a smooth transaction

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