1976 Corvette Greenwood Sports Wagon

1976-Corvette-Sports-Wagon

We have featured a few of these Corvette sports wagons in the past, but this could be the nicest we have come across. The wagon conversion kit was built by a company called Greenwood and very few are known to exist today. This Corvette is also equipped with the L-82 engine option which was the high-performance version of Chevrolet’s 350. An automatic, A/C, and power steering keep things cushy. Find it here on eBay out of Mooresville, North Carolina. Bidding is just over $5k with one day left.

Greenwood-Wagon-Conversion

The wrap around windows on this Greenwood wagon roof blend well with the styling of the Stingray. We assume there is cutting involved when making the conversion, so you may want to inspect this one to make sure everything seals up well. We like the concept here; two-door sports car with enough room in the back for your golf clubs and dog. Guys over in the UK used to build similar vehicles to take out hunting, hence the nickname, “shooting brake”.

2014-Callaway-AeroWagon

The shooting brake concept is nothing new, but it seems to be catching one once again. In fact, Callaway just announced their own conversion kit for the new Stingray. Now we might actually want one… They call it the AeroWagon and it will be molded out of carbon-fiber with an opening hatch. The $15k price tag seems high though so maybe we should just go with one of these old Greenwood sports wagons.

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Comments

  1. jack

    both are neat pieces… the new vettes style look sharp with the roof line.. no opening rear door? thats not so hot… 10 more minutes on the drawing board fellas… no one has 6 foot arms.

    • Jesse Mortensen Jesse Staff

      The Callaway press release claims that it will have an “openable hatch”.

  2. erikj

    The callaway did mention opening rear hatch!!!

  3. Ron

    these early wagons are neet, who is the cheeseball who put the 80-82 rear bumper on the car? Easy Fix (and better in fiberglass than the endura). i like the earlier chrome bumpered wagons and sedan deliverys better, a sedan delivery would be a great advertising piece for business

    • paul

      Yes & those rear covers never go back on without those damn ripples as seen on this picture.

  4. Dolphin Member

    If I am remembering things correctly, John Greenwood made racing Corvettes that he was very successful with back in the ’70s & ’80s. I remember seeing him and his cars in dramatic ads in the car magazines back then. This car is said in the eBay listing to have a John Greenwood sportwagon kit installed.

    The kit seems to have been inspired by the famous Ferrari 250GT racing ‘Breadvan’ of the early 1960s, and later on Luigi Chinetti Jr did a similar conversion on a Ferrari Daytona, and other Italian coachbuilders had done similar things that I think were mostly one-offs.

    So there’s a long history of the Greenwood type of conversion on sporting & GT cars. There’s even sportwagon bodies now on various modern econobox & larger production cars that I see every day on the road, so the concept has become mainstream all these years later.

  5. niels kroon

    There is also one for sale here in The Netherlands, i will look it up for you guys ;)

  6. Alan

    Hey, I don’t know much about Corvettes, but isn’t this great value? Though the reserve is not met yet.

  7. FRED

    THEY ARE PRETTY NICE LOOKING.THERE IS A GUY THAT LIVES IN THE BLACK DIRT ONION FIELDS OF PINE ISLAND NEW YORK THAT BUILS THEM. TIM I THINK HIS NAME IS AND HE IS THE BEST FIBRGLASS MAN I HAVE EVER SEEN. HIS YARD IS FULL OF CORVETTES WAITING TO BE FIXED OR RESTORED.IF YOU GO VISIT HIM BE SURE TO PICK UP A BAG OF THE BEST ONIONS IN THE COUNTRY.

  8. Blindmarc

    This will be a good deal for somebody to collect and drive. Not many were made by greenwood in this model year.

  9. rancho bella

    1976 is one of “many years” Corvettes should have not been made. They are not good cars and will not get out of their own way. This design period always reminded me of a swollen wedge of cheese……..without the taste.

  10. krash

    ….remove the passenger seat and stuff a stack of 2×4’s through the hatch…..(and the surfboard on the weekends)

    eat your heart(s) out, F150 owners

  11. KI4UJO

    I like it. Of course I’m biased, the last ecklers sportwagon that was featured (red basket case) is in my backyard now. However, the rear bumper is the ugliest piece of that car, and needs to go immediately. Whoever ends up with it is going to get a very uncommon vette.

    • Adam Bridegroom

      This ones my 69 just got it trying to get information about the builder or previous owners or any other Ekler builds this ones unique in the rear

  12. Kurt Spengler

    I’ve always liked the Greenwood conversions since day one. That said, I’d ditch the endura rear fascia from any Vette of that era..Glass in an earlier piece to bring back the true Mako Shark identity these cars deserve..The body’s already been modified so it’s not like screwing up a numbers matching collectable..As far as underpowered…Yep! a good reason to update with late LS power! The lighter weight engine will certainly give a boost in handling prowess as well as MPG and fun factor!
    Now, on to the C-7…15,000 add on cost! You got to be kidding! This conversion appears as just a different lid to take the place of the stock glass hatch.. Nothing really complex as to what it took for the C-4!

  13. Connor

    Very nice looking conversion but does anyone remember the firebird kammback concept car?

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