Load the kids and the picnic basket, this 1970 Chevrolet Corvette SportWagon is your next weekend vehicle! Well, as you can tell, it’ll need quite a bit of work first. Thanks to Pat L for sending in this tip! This project ‘Vette SportWagon is on Craigslist with an asking price of $3,000. This fiberglass family hauler is located in Campton, Kentucky.
Ok, it’s not really something that you’d put the kids in the back of, or probably even the dogs, but it would be a handy hauler. More than one maker in the late-60s/early-70s were making custom Corvette wagons, but perhaps the best known was Harry Bradley. He designed the SportWagon with, believe it or not, a spoiler on the roof that was modeled after the Vega Kammback! Yes! Finally, a Vega wagon gets a little respect. These cars were meant to be sports car first, hauler second. Although, not a hauler in the sense of sheets of plywood or other things that modern people seem to think they’ll someday, maybe, possibly want to haul with their giant SUVs and pickups that they commute with. A lot of SportWagons had wide flares over the rear wheels that really made the car look like it was hunkering down even when standing still. There are no side pipes on this car, but a lot of them had those, too. I guess when you’re adding things to a classic, clean design, you may as well just go for broke and add every dang thing you can think of. I’m just glad to not see a Continental kit on one of these.
In keeping with the general Craigslist seller’s tradition of rarely giving enough information for a buyer to make a decision, there are no interior photos or photos of the 350 V8 engine, unfortunately. If you’re a whiz with fiberglass repairs this would be a fun project. Of course, you’d have to like the look of a Corvette SportWagon first. Needless to say, I do, but maybe more for the unusual factor than the utility factor. If you pulled into a gas station with a 1970 Corvette you’d definitely get a few stares, but if you did the same thing with a 1970 Corvette SportWagon you would get even more attention, hopefully all of it good. This isn’t a body style that everyone likes and a company named Greenwood made kits from which you could build your own on a rubber-bumpered body, arguably a smoother design than the style seen here. And, who doesn’t like the modern equivalent?! I would sure love to have one of any generation. Have you seen a Corvette wagon of any style or generation on the street?