1965 Chevy Wagon: ’60s Americana


Anyone else out there remember family trips in the station wagon? Ours was an AMC Hornet, but the same thing applies; if you were a kid in the 60’s and 70’s, either your family or your friends’ families owned one of these. Thanks to Jim S for this great find! The wagon is located in East Chatham, New York and is for sale here on eBay where the buy-it-now is $6,000 but the seller is accepting bids. The remarkable thing about this wagon is how original it looks. Yes, I think the seats and headliner have been redone, and that brand new aluminum radiator isn’t how it left the factory. But there’s a certain charm to this one. The seller expresses remorse about the sale in the ad, which doesn’t surprise me. I was surprised to see the overdrive for the factory three-speed, and the seller states it works well. Rusty floors and some soft spots in the frame may keep some people from purchasing this piece of Americana, though. Would it stop you?


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  1. Blindmarc

    Can’t believe it’s from my home state with that much rust. Still I’d love to have it.

    • Karl

      I don’t think it matters where the car is, the Chevys of this era used to always rust around the rear window. My father did body and fender work back then, and I remember him repairing them one after another. When I first saw this photo, the first thing I did was to instinctively look for rust along the bottom of the rear window.
      That being said, I think it’s a handsome beast. I always did like this color (Tahitian turquoise?)–in fact, I recently saw one of the front-wheel-drive Monte Carlos painted this color, and it really looked good.
      Fix it and leave it stock.

  2. JW

    Very nice car and I hope someone buys it and fixes what needs fixing and leaves it completely stock. This would make a very cool family cruiser.

  3. blindmarc

    Looks like it already has an aluminum radiator and hei distributor in it. Reliability items.

  4. pontiactivist

    Me and my cousin almost bought a 66 in the same color two weeks ago. Was all original 396 car. Was too ruaty in the roof posts.

  5. Chebby

    The ask is reasonable, but there’s no way that engine has only 70K on it.

  6. Ralph T

    I’ve got a 1965 Ford Country Squire that is rock solid. 43K original miles and a blast to drive. Vintage wagons are some of the coolest cars on the road today.

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