1973 Chevrolet Bel Air Wagon: Road Noise


The seller of this ’73 Bel Air wagon here on eBay points out one of its greatest flaws: the radio doesn’t work. However, he makes a prompt recovery regarding this issue when he notes his preference for windows-down cruising so he can listen to the sounds of the lightly-modded 350. A man after my own heart! This isn’t the prettiest wagon offered up for sale, but it looks pretty mean on those 17″ Boss wheels and likely sounds the business as well. For $4,500 (or best offer), you could do worse to find a project with some room for improvement and some decent enhancements already made. It likely won’t appreciate any time fast, but that’s hardly the point if you’re looking to get into wagon ownership. Does anyone else think this is a fair deal for the work done?


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  1. randy

    Nice ride, I am curious to see if he gets his price. Did you notice how he used his thumb to hide the tag, and the next pic shows the tag?

  2. DENIS

    I like it…used to be a dime a dozen, not many anymore worth draggin’ home. Can’t tell much with flat paint but if body is decent, it’s worth ownin…

  3. JW

    Are people that stupid that they don’t know how to rotate pictures before posting them on EBay & Craigslist. Come on it’s the 21st century, I’m no Einstein but I do know how to do that.

  4. David Frank David Member

    There are lots of interesting cars out there, many much more interesting than this old wagon, but there are also lots of barn finds. Am I being too grumpy to notice this is not a brn find?

    • Olaf E

      I agree with you, I think barn finds should be the main topic too. Some time ago there was a discussion about this on this site, don’t remember the result, but looking at the cars featured lately….. With some cars I think, yes okay it’s a rare car, why not? With others I don’t see the necessity to show them. Also, plans for paid membership may be pointing to a change of direction.

      So yes, for me more barn finds. Thanks,
      Olaf E

      • JW454

        I agree but, I made this same comment a couple of weeks ago and I got slammed for it. I would rather see the ones that readers actually go out and find themselves. I’m not as interested in seeing a car someone found on Craig’slist/Ebay that they think is cool. Get off your behind and go out and find something. Whether you buy it or not snap some pictures and share the real “finds”. Just my two cents.

  5. Mike

    My Mom drove one of these Wagons, they bought a 1974 to replace the older one. Mom drove this thing till the wheels fell off of it, The 1 major problem that I remember it having was the spare tire well in the back, GM placed a rubber drain plug in it, and it would get stopped up with trash and then water would collect it there and the well would rust out and I remember seeing Mom’s spare tire from under it a few times until Dad had me fabricate a new one out of a washing machine tub, I used it because it was close to the same shape, and one tough piece of sheet metal, and the holes would allow the well to drain.. I can remember they traded it in for a 1989 GMC S-15 4×4, and the dealer remarked how it had over 300,000 miles on it. But my patch was still holding up in there. Bad News is the dealer sent the old car to a parts lots they kept for used cars. Some years later the dealer closed up and had a big sale, I wanted to go to see if by chance the old cars was still there, but did not go. We made a large number of vacation trips in that old car, Dad had a spot for every bit camping equipment we had, and it always had to be put just in the particular spot!! Good ole memories!!

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