i want all three!

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  1. parman

    parman Vinyl Addiction Subscriber

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    My Dad had several used wagons in the 60's. They were late 50's early 60's Chevys. At least one had the fold down 3rd bench seat. I think they were Biscayne's or Belair's. They weren't as big as the land yachts of the 70's
     
  2. Wildcat

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    Thanks to Dad's workplace, he drove a company station wagon. It was a mid 60s Fury at first, but the ultimate was the '69 (?) Plymouth Suburban. It went on a few road trips with us, the speedometer strangely not working when we left home, but fully functional the morning he went back to work. :D That had an acre of space behind the front seat when the rear was folded flat. It was always fun to ride around in. Later on, he had to drive a crappy '69 Chevelle wagon with a bad valve and an odd odor inside. (Wasn't a really bad odor, but it just felt old.) It had a non-working air conditioner mounted beneath the dash. They gave it to him when he was let go from the company.
     
  3. 2011etec

    2011etec Super Member

    Our only wagon as a kid was one of these.Travelled all over with it and pulled a coleman camper and cartopper also![​IMG] ma and pa and 3 kids.
     
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  4. daveg3588

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    My father's 1965 Impala wagon, 327 orchid with black interior, wire wheel covers. Closest picture I could find.
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    My father also had a turquoise one till 72! Had a head gasket leak which they didn't fix under warranty so was a steamer. Poor mechanics made one think they were a bad engine then!
     
  6. Wildcat

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    Found pics on the Interwebz of the Suburban in the color he had. I think it might have had the woodgrain sides, though, as this one looks awfully plain.

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    I seem to recall we went to a lumber yard and picked up paneling for the basement, and he was able to get it all home flat in the back, with the tailgate down. That thing was huge!

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  7. savatage1973

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    Y'all are gonna keep up this thread and force me to go make an offer on that "blue bomber" Pontiac wagon. Like I said, I need it like I need a brick upside the head, but it would be cool to just have. Have not owned anything with wire wheel covers and genuine vinyl wood grain in 30+ years--maybe its time again...
     
  8. Wildcat

    Wildcat Spring ain't here... Subscriber

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    I am more fond of the convertible version of this car, but it also makes for a cool wagon:

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    1960 Buick Invicta. Love the "sculptured" sides of this model. The roofline is a little strange (it seems like an afterthought compared to the sedan), but otherwise, yeah, I'd settle for it. :D
     
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  9. grillebilly

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    Love wagons. Had 5, all GM's.
     
  10. Wildcat

    Wildcat Spring ain't here... Subscriber

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    A couple of rock bands in the area use the old 1960 Cadillac hearse as their vehicle. Even if they are ratty, they still turn heads. :D
     
  11. 2011etec

    2011etec Super Member

    Go for it ,you know you want it! Does that say 6500 bucks?Me I like the ponchos with the nose like the ambulance on page 1.
     
  12. 2011etec

    2011etec Super Member

    I know its weird but the front grille of the ponchos has always attracted me.Im not a gm fan but to me the Pontiacs were the best.I had a 64? stratochief that was huge with a six and 2 speed .[​IMG].
     
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