BF Exclusive: 1955 Chevrolet Station Wagon

We’ve all been there, you get part way through a project and then loose steam. Well, reader Charlie L’s 1955 Chevrolet 2 door station wagon has partially been restored, but it still needs a lot of work. He isn’t going to get around to it, so it’s time for it to go to someone who will finish it. A lot of work has already been done, including replacing the floors and prepping it for paint. Charlie is asking $10,000 or an interesting trade, so if you are interested or have any questions, click here to email him. The car is currently located in Cartersville, Georgia and doesn’t run.

To install new floors, the entire interior had to come out, but everything but the glass is still here. I’m going to guess much of the interior will need to be redone, but at least you have all the original bits to work with. Finding replacement glass for this 5 window wagon might be tricky. Does anyone know if replacements are available or will you have to find a parts car to get them?

This wagon left the factory with a 6 cylinder, which is still with the car, but sadly it doesn’t run. Charlie doesn’t say what it will take to get it running, but I would assume it’s going to need a complete rebuild. There might still be a done of work to be done here, but it looks like all the heavy lifting has already been done. It might not be a Nomad, but for the money, I’d rather have this wagon! So who here would like to give Charlie’s Chevy a new home?


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  1. Howard A Member

    Clear slate for someone. HEY, you big block fans, HERE’S YOUR CAR!!! ( see? I’m not totally off the wall) Very cool.

  2. DrinkinGasoline

    Looks like a good candidate for a resto. To this point, it seems like it was destined to be a resto mod. Those rims and tires gotta go. Just my opinion but….ICK.

    • chris lawrence

      You do realize that when restoring a car you just put a random set of rims on so you can have ride height and suspension weight correct? You do know that right?

      • DrinkinGasoline

        Oh please, a random set of wheels are of steel origin given the period…..not from the 80’s. YOU DO REALIZE THAT ?
        RIGHT ? Obviously not.

      • DrinkinGasoline

        I’ve never sub’d a vehicle’s rims for another during restoration…..maybe your shortcoming?

      • DrinkinGasoline

        Chris….when you purchase a vehicle for restoration, You use good sense. You choose a vehicle that is in itself a solid candidate, not a tramp. this is a tramp.

      • DrinkinGasoline

        Chris….The number of vehicles that I have restored most likely out numbered the years that you have been alive.


      I like the rims.

      • CaCarDude

        I also like, but probably just good rollers off of a Camaro IROC. I have some Nova Ralley’s on my old ’59 Elky during restoration, no matter as long as good rollers. I like this 2dr wagon, could be one sweet ride when done right, and it looks like a good start so far.

  3. Rock On

    Danchuk Manufacturing Inc. stocks all of the glass and anything else you will need for this car.

  4. Greg

    Every part for this car is available and cheap

  5. Rock On

    @Greg- cheap only if you buy the offshore parts. Buy locally made parts and you will be further ahead in the long run.

  6. JCW Jr.

    With these photos I thought this was a craigslist ad. I had to double check. It looks like a decent project from what you can see. Outside of my price range though.

  7. Jeffro

    LS motor candidate. Or what Howard said.

  8. Dan

    My ole Handyman Special.

    • Jeffro

      Love it Dan. Awesome color. Any more info you want to share about it?. I’d like to hear more.

  9. G.P. Member

    Where did all the glass go anyway? That’s a lot of glass.

  10. DrinkinGasoline

    I guess the bowtie folks don’t mind tossing 80’s alloy crap at 50’s vehicles….I’ll agree to disagree..seems a shame though.

    • DrinkinGasoline

      I guess by the thumbs down that the bowtie folks are among the dissent.

  11. DrinkinGasoline

    I would have respected a response vs. a thumbs down. it would have been a step up…

    • Howard A Member

      Hi DG, I counted 51 thumbs down this time. Hmm, suddenly, I don’t feel so bad. :)

      • leiniedude leinieduede Member

        A little competition coming at ya Howard, LOL. Take care, Mike.

  12. Bingo

    The thing that get s me is when someone doesn’t have time to finish a project but is looking for “an interesting trade”. so, are you gonna have time for the trade? My guess is there is some sort of misconception going on with those type of ads.

    Drinkingas: You’re right, those wheels are lame big time! YUCKOLA!

  13. Dean

    They are wheels, you can unbolt them and put different ones on!

  14. leiniedude leinieduede Member

    As far as the wheels, I like them, I bet they would look pretty good painted the same color as the new owners choice of paint for the body.

  15. johnj

    When I pulled apart my current project, I figured it wouldn’t be apart more than maybe a year or so. Once it was apart a new house came along, and then three kids. A few running and driving projects along the way didn’t help either. Its always been stored inside and I still have all of the parts but over 20 years have slipped by. Taste changes over time, along with whats practical, so I can fully understand a trade for something new and different. I keep wishing mine was a vette (for me), or maybe even a wagon so the family could all enjoy it. Something to get motivated and exited about again.

  16. Nomader

    D.G.must be a bloomin igit. Just an observation, not a personal attack.

  17. Tim W

    The older I get, the less inclined I am to throw rocks at someone else’s project. As stated above, sometimes life gets in the way of a project, and sometimes for the best. My first car(66 Impala 2dr ht) has been waiting patiently since the early 80’s, a ’39 and a ’59 Chevy pick up also are waiting. Someday,when I retire, I’ll do them, or maybe one of my kids or grand kids will do them. Maybe they’ll wind up on Barnfinds for all you guys to look at and comment on. Merry Christmas to all of you guys

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