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Discussion in 'Station Wagon Auctions, Craigs List and Other Stat' started by jwdtenn, Jun 30, 2013.
Sure is. You don't see many of the Bel-Air Townsman wagons anymore though. It also looks like it is missing the passenger front door panel.
I think this wagon is priced at least $575 to high!
I was thinking $1075 to high. This one IMO should at least get the $50 rattle can flat black paint job for the asking price.....but then again, you can't lie about a cars condition when it looks like this.
It depends on what options are on this one, and what shape the underside is in If the mechanical systems are good, and there is unusual condition, this one could be a decent buy, even at the price. It is not pretty, no, but it does appear to be solid. Being as uncommon as the Townsman was then, and much more rare now, this could be a terrific one to own.
I like it! It's so ugly!
Coming from the Inland Empire area of southern California (near San Bernardino to be exact), it's probably a pretty solid wagon, rust-wise. Probably the only good thing going for it.
From what I'd read, while Nomad was the top of the line wagon in 55, 56 and 57, by the time the 62, 63 and 64 models(tri-6's?)the Nomad had become a base model like the Townsman. Nomad was available thru the 73 model year. Base models weren't usually desirable when people went looking for new cars, but, now that they are sometimes all that's left, they are the must have collector cars. If I had the money, I'd probably get this one, start finishing the resto.
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Being a Bel-Air wagon, its probably pretty plain/low optioned, but who knows, those early 70s cars were oddly optioned.
Looks like it has some rust in the usual spots. Also the interior looks trashed. I can see enough to be able to tell that the door panels appear to be missing and the dash is cracked.
I think that by '62, the Impala wagons were simply "Impala" wagons. They didn't call them Nomads anymore, but that name did re-appear later in the 60s-70s on the mid-size Chevelle Malibu wagons. I think it was the name used for the lower end wagons (up through '72), but the name was no longer associated with the big wagons. Chevy sure mixed up the wagon names from the 50s-70s and it got very confusion for many that are not overly familiar with the old wagons. From 69-72, the big Chevy wagons were the Biscayne (Brookwood) (base model), followed by Bel-Air (Townsman), Impala (Kingswood) and the top of the line was the Caprice (Kingswood Estate).
Aside from deluxe trim and wood grain, almost any equipment that was available on a Kingswood Estate was available as an option on a Townsman, so it is possible to have a VERY well equipped Townsman that is much nicer than the top of the line K E with no options. Odd what you could get back then.
Whatever the price was, it looks like it sold.
The perfect car for going to where high-dollar cars are parked! Scares the crap out of the owners. Fun times!
Yep, I have seen highly optioned Bel-Air's and low optioned Caprice's. I have even seen early 70's Electra's with no A/C, manual windows, basically no options, etc, but base LeSabre's with everything available. lol. All of those old cars were unique in how they were optioned... especially the GM cars.
I once almost bought a '73 Bel-Air sedan (many years ago) and it was loaded!
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I once dismantled a 225 buick (early 70's 71-73
)that had a 455 and a 3 on the tree!
Sounds like you had what may have been a one of one there! For sure there weren't many built that way! Too bad it was dismantled. A true curiosity!