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Eye Candy: 1965 Beaumont Sport Deluxe

You don't see too many of these beefy beauties around, it's one of just 371 ever built

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The Car: 1965 Beaumont Sport Deluxe

The Owner: Steve Karch, Regina, Sask.

The Story: You don’t see too many of these beefy beauties around, ” it’s one of just 371 ever built ” but in Regina, Saskatchewan, this 1965 Beaumont Sport Deluxe is a thrilling regular sight in warm weather. Steve Karch bought  the car in 1995, and it’s one of his regular daily drivers in the summer time. (He also owns a beautiful ’79 Camaro, also shown below.)

1965 Beaumont Sport Deluxe

“I’ve had several engines in this car,” Karch says, “the current one being,  an EZ EFI fuel injected Tunnel Ram, AFR headed 406 full roller that makes 560 hp.”

1965 Beaumont Sport Deluxe

The transmission is a Liberty Faceplated TKO600 that pulls lightning fast shifts with a Center Force clutch and the diff houses 4:10 gears. The exhaust consists of 1 3/4″ ceramic coated headers, 3″ straight pipes to 3″ Ultraflows that dump at the axle. Karch runs MT Drag Radials on the back on steel rims and MT SR skinnies on DragLites up front.

1965 Beaumont Sport Deluxe

You can imagine what such a machine sounds like, and if you can’t, take a cue from its nickname.

1965 Beaumont Sport Deluxe

“I don’t have personally have a nickname for the car,” Karch says. “But my very gracious and patient neighbours have nicknamed it ‘Loud Thang.’ ”

1965 Beaumont Sport Deluxe

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Want more candy? Click the links below to sample the full collection of past Eye Candy cars sent in by readers.

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1941 Willys Coupe

1955 Chevy Bel Air

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1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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