Feature of the Month – March 2015
I bought my ‘67 Beaumont Custom in 1970 from a used car lot called Gladstones; a small lot on Kingsway, in Vancouver, B.C.; a car lot which dealt in performance autos. As it was there was a 1967 Chevelle there as well (same price – $2500.00 – same power train, 327, 4 speed ). I liked the dash in the Beaumont better so I bought it. The Beaumont had two previous owners and has been repainted once.
Back in 1967 a friend of mine bought a new 1967 Chevelle SS396 4 speed and I have wanted one ever since. I didn’t buy the big block because it was going to be my daily driver and at that time gas was 25 cents a gallon!
Over the years I have had the Beaumont painted, installed a modified 350, Muncie 4 speed, and a 12 bolt 4:10 rear end. At the time who knew that matching numbers would be important.
Donna and I only drive the Beaumont on weekends now but it has made many trips to Penticton, B.C. and Reno, Nevada over the years.
P.S. Thank you for the hard work that goes into producing the club magazine.