Acadian/Beaumont Trivia

The Beaumont was an intermediate-size car produced by General Motors of Canada from 1966 through 1969. The line has its own logo and nameplate but was not marketed in the U.S. Its logo consists of an arrow, similar to a Pontiac, but with a maple leaf to signify its dual heritage from both sides of Lake Ontario.

Prior to 1966 the Beaumont was part of the Acadian/Beaumont family that included "Chevelle" and "Chevy II/Nova" styled platforms.


  • The Acadian was introduced in Canada to give Pontiac an option to the mid-size Chevy II/Nova.


  • The Acadian offered two series, the Beaumont and Beaumont Sport Deluxe.


  • The Acadian grew to three series, Beaumont , Beaumont Custom, and Beaumont Sport Deluxe.


  • The Acadian grew to four series, Beaumont , Beaumont Deluxe, Beaumont Custom, and Beaumont Sport Deluxe.


  • The Acadian name was dropped and the Beaumont became a standalone marque.
  • Prior to November 1966 any Beaumont with a 736xx VIN could have any V8 available. After November 1966 a 736xx VIN Beaumont was only available with a small block V8, the 396 was reserved for the 738xx VIN Beaumont.


  • Beaumont introduced the SD396 to complete with the Chevelle SS396.


  • The body style changed to the same overall look of the 1968 Chevelle. Gone were the recessed rear window and coke bottle shape. The Sport Deluxe was only available the RPO L34 396/350hp engine. Only 65 1968 SD convertibles were built.


  • The last year for the Beaumont nameplate although the Acadian continued with the "Chevy II/Nova" platform.