High Strung Family Mover: 1970 Chevrolet Brookwood

With a clean and sorted muscular look, not all is apparent with this Brookwood wagon. At one point or another this wagon has become someone’s restomod of sorts as there is boost on the ready under the hood. Very clean, and likely a thrill to drive, this supercharged wagon can be your for just $6,500! Take a look at it here on craigslist out of Dimond, Alaska.

Packing a small block Chevrolet 350 V8 and a centrifugal supercharger, it is clear that this wagon has some “scoot” to offer, and is likely a fun ride. There isn’t a whole lot of information provided on this wagon, but the pictures say enough to get you asking the “right” questions. Tubular control arms, and a serviceable pan hard rod have been added to improve the fun level of this family hauler. For an Alaskan car, there is little oxidation or rust under the hood showing that this wagon gets special treatment for the change of seasons.

While there are no interior photos, the exterior presents nicely showing a lovely shimmer to the paint, and not a speck of rust in sight. Most of the body trim has been removed, and the remaining has been painted. Staggered rallye wheels look the part, and are a subtle way to set off this classic wagon. As far as damage does, there isn’t really anything apparent from the images. Not to say that there may not be some concerning rock chips or any other issues obscured in the images. Considering the tidy exterior appearance and nice engine bay, I would hope and assume the interior is as nice as the rest of the car appears. Supercharged with great muscular looks, would you jump on this high strung family mover?

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Comments

  1. Joe Nose

    I love hot rod wagon sleepers, but this is so shaved it looks plucked.

    • Fred W.

      Gotta agree. Back then you would have felt sorry for the owner, who could only afford a “Biscayne” or such, when you saw the lack of trim and the requisite dog dish hubcaps.

  2. mike D

    the first driver ed car I drove ( in HS) was one of these before it was switched to a ( then new) 71 Impala only drove the S/W twice, but loved it I think my fav Imp’s are the 1970

  3. Miguel

    I have a ’69 Kingswood. I love wagons and had to get it when I saw it.

    It is going in for a complete restoration soon. It is rusting from the inside to the outside under the rear windows.

    It is going to be a lot of work, but it will be hot when it is done.

  4. Miguel

    Mine is this color, but it doesn’t look like this yet. I am shocked to see I don’t have any pictures of my car. I am going to have to change that.

    Mine has the trim on the tail gate and the obligatory rust holes under the tail lights.

  5. Tyler

    This does nothing for me. That Vista Cruiser on the other hand, made me sit up & take notice.

    Out of curiosity, what was the price difference of these wagons back in the day?

  6. Troy S.

    The color, those rims and tires, but most of all that stance all add to that ” I’m bad! ” image this car so righteously promotes.

  7. Tommy D

    Oldsmobile was a couple notches above Chevrolet in pricing, and the Vista Cruiser was a notch up from the flat top cutlass wagon. It would depend on options, but I would bet $500+ difference: 10%+.

  8. Rolf Poncho 455

    Now that’s a cool wagon a like a must have only if I was
    in the USA so menny cool cars!!

  9. chad

    :…showing a lovely shimmer to the paint…”
    complete w/applied shimmering water spots.

    As stated earlier a ’79 – ’82 LTD wagon is more 2 my tastes (a downsized 9 passenger on the ‘fox’ body). Still equipped w/a 302/351- a driver’s car for the back rds & twisties…
    Just lost one in FLA to Burt Reynolds. Lemmie know if 1 is seen for sale.

  10. Eric

    This vehicle is ultra rare in Alaska. Everything rusts and rots away. I suspect this car had a lot of rust issues before it was painted. I would check it very carefully to see how the repair work was done before I bought it.

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