Desert Rescue: 1961 Chevrolet Parkwood

Filed Under (Chevrolet) by Station Wagon Finder on 02-16-2017

This 1961 Chevrolet Parkwood was originally a California car that ended up sitting in the Arizona desert for at least 20 years before being rescued by the current owner. The dry climate was kind to to the Parkwood’s body but the windows were apparently left open while sitting in Arizona leaving the interior dry and dusty. The owner has done a nice amount of work to get the car roadworthy and it is said to run well with some issues that will need to be addressed. You can find this Parkwood on Ebay in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Two Year Wonder: 1961 Chevrolet Corvair

Filed Under (Chevrolet) by Station Wagon Finder on 02-15-2017

When Chevrolet introduced the Corvair in late 1959 it was an immediate success and within a couple of years there were a number of Corvair models available including a  nice lineup of work trucks and vans but the Corvair station wagon never really took off with wagons only being offered for 1961-62. Nearly 26,000 wagon were built for 1961 a nice number but still a fraction of what Ford was selling with the Falcon wagons. In 1962 there were only around 6,000 Corvair wagons built and the wagons fate was sealed.

This 1961 Corvair 500 station wagon was the entry level wagon offered but has been restored with many 1962 Monza features. The restoration was extensive and well documented making this one of the nicest Corvair wagons you’ll ever find. You can find it on Ebay in Delaware with a BIN of $18,500.

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Original 348: 1959 Chevrolet Kingswood

Filed Under (Chevrolet) by Station Wagon Finder on 02-01-2017

After many years in storage this 1959 Kingswood has been resurrected and is looking for a new owner. There’s plenty to like about this wagon beginning with the fact that it looks to be very original and intact. The list of options is impressive beginning with a numbers matching 348 mated with a turboglide transmission, 3rd row seating, power steering, padded dash. two speed wipers, a functioning power rear window and a rare and complete luggage rack. Found on Ebay in Santa Rosa, California the starting bidding was at $15,200 with the reserve unmet on the first day of the auction posting.

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V8 Powered: 1976 Chevrolet Vega GT Kammback

Filed Under (Chevrolet) by Station Wagon Finder on 01-11-2017

With good styling and economy during a period of rising oil prices gas shortages, Chevy Vegas were very popular in the 70′s but it didn’t take long for quality and rust issues to doom the Vega. Fitted with an inline 4, performance wasn’t impressive unless you went with the Cogsworth option that was offered for a few years.

The previous owner of this Kammback GT Vega which is listed on Craigslist near Salem, Oregon at a price of $12,000 embarked on an extensive project 16 years ago to research and convert the Vega to a V8. Ultimately a 1996 Z-28 350c.i. V8 was fitted along with loads of performance features that were documented in a 32 page portfolio.

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3 on the tree: 1964 Chevrolet Biscayne

Filed Under (Chevrolet) by Station Wagon Finder on 12-22-2016

This 1964 Chevrolet Biscayne found on Ebay with a BIN of $14,500 is powered by a 230ci 6 cylinder engine and a 3 on the tree manual transmission which seems like the fitting powerplant for Chevrolet’s entry level full size car. With the wagon adding close to an additional 500 pounds over the sedan, and no power options the new owner is sure to get a good workout in especially if parallel parking is required. The seller states the there are just 43,000 original miles on the car and that the paint is mostly original. It is said to run well with the exception of a whine that he believes may be the throw out bearing.

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454 Clamshell: 1973 Chevrolet Impala

Filed Under (Chevrolet) by Station Wagon Finder on 03-22-2012

Having been toted around in one of these as a kid I have a special appreciation for a 70′s clamshell wagon. Just seeing the pictures of this Ebay find 1973 Impala, brings me back inside the spacious interior where I found refuge from my annoying older sisters by claiming the third seat as my own- an especially nice feature on family vacations.

This one doesn’t have the 9 passenger seating, but it does come with a 454 V8, great for power but not so great with the mileage. One has to wonder if the original purchaser had buyers remorse when just 3 months after purchasing this massive wagon the oil embargo hit and gas became expensive and scarce.

The seller doesn’t give a lot of details about the car other than it’s a former AACA Original Class winner,  is matching numbers and has a nice list of options including air conditioning, full power, cruise and an AM 8 track player. The car is said to run and drive great. Mileage is listed at 99,117 but a look at the paperwork shows that the odometer had hit 109,684 back in 1978.

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Barn Fresh: 1967 Chevrolet Impala

Filed Under (Chevrolet) by Station Wagon Finder on 03-20-2012

Pictures of a dusty car in a cramped storage space lends evidence that this Ebay find 1967 Chevrolet Impala 9 passenger station wagon hasn’t seen the light of day for some time. A good cleaning has revealed a very solid 31,000 mile gem of a car that is said to start right up and purr. No mention is made of how long the Tahoe Turquoise Impala sat but a thorough fluid replacement would be a wise choice to ensure mechanical longevity. Unusual for an Impala is the 4 speed column shift manual transmission and dog dish hubcaps.  With the manual transmission, the 283c.i. 190 hp should be adequate power for the big wagon.

As nice as this car looks, some further detailing could really bring it to the next level. Some minor work is needed to fix a few minor scrapes and dings and an easy engine compartment detail would also help.

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Final Touches: 1956 Chevrolet 210

Filed Under (Chevrolet) by Station Wagon Finder on 03-05-2012

This 1956 Chevrolet 210 wagon found on Ebay only needs a few finishing touches to complete what has been an extensive exterior and interior restoration. Starting with an already solid California car, the wagon has been stripped down to bare metal and brought back to life by Lucky Chance Premier Body in Northern California. Along with the exterior restoration, the interior has been completely redone including new seats, carpets, door panels and headliner. The 210 wagon has a 350 engine with a 350 turbo tranny that is said to run great. The brakes and carb have been redone and a new set of points and plugs have been added. A few exterior and interior trim pieces need to be added and this car will be complete.

The 2 door body along with the fender skirts nicely accentuate the classic styling.

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Long Island Beauty: 1961 Chevrolet Impala Nomad

Filed Under (Chevrolet) by Station Wagon Finder on 03-02-2012

Apparently New York is the place to find early 1960′s Chevy wagons with striking color combinations. A few months ago we featured a very original 1960 Nomad out of New York with a wonderful silver-blue exterior matched with a red interior. This 1961 Nomad found on Ebay has a two tone silver and white exterior with a red interior, a sharp combination indeed.

This Nomad is believed to have just 55,218 original miles although the owner cannot verify the mileage. From the pictures, the wagon appears to be a solid original. The mechanical components are said to be original and very well maintained and the car is described as being a very roadworthy solid driver. The interior seats, door panels and carpets are all original and in excellent condition. It’s not clear if the car has ever been repainted, but the floors, rockers and underside of the car are described as very solid. Options include power steering, brakes and a power tailgate window.

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Factory COPO: 1969 Chevrolet Kingswood

Filed Under (Chevrolet) by Station Wagon Finder on 02-29-2012

Update 3/8/2012: Car sold for $22,500

Something a little different for today’s wagon find- A factory ordered race car 9 Passenger Kingswood wagon with a 427 big block. One of only two built, the 427 big block is blueprinted and balanced with 700 HP capable of an 11 second 1/4 mile at 117MPH. The Kingswood is said to hold many Michigan and Indiana 1/4 mile drag records. Priced at $22,500, you can find it at Ebay.

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