...Fellow Wagon Lovers: Nice to be here among those who appreciate the long-roofed beauties that are increasingly rare these days. After about a 10-year search, I think I found JUST the right car in this 1968 Impala wagon. My twin brother had been co-searching with me for years and said “I found the perfect car. If you don’t buy this, I’m not looking anymore.” He was right. originally from Colorado, it has just 44,000 original miles and aside from a driver’s car repaint it received 20 years ago, it’s all original and incredibly clean. I love the “stock” look and plan to retain that as much as possible, but have a few planned upgrades. It currently has the original 307 with a 2-speed automatic (which runs surprisingly well given how long the car was sitting). Within I think a week of my purchase my dad called and said “I built a 427 big block for you!” Between him and my brothers, there’s plenty of excitement to go around given that I’m way behind the eight ball in this family in buying a 60s muscle car. In addition to the big block, I plan to convert it to a manual because 1) I get really bored with automatics and 2) a wagon with stick is that much more beautiful. But first, I need to get the front end rebuilt (bad ball bearings), which is the first project lined up in spring (along with giving it some disc brakes to balance all that additional forward momentum supplied by the big block). I’m sure a thousand other small things will come up along the way, but I’m excited to get started. If only I had a heated garage with a lift. One can dream.