2-Door Sportwagon

Discussion in 'Drag'n Wagons' started by jamyers, May 5, 2015.

  1. jamyers

    jamyers 2 gallons of fun

    I was poking around the internet and came across this article on 2-door Wagons, and at the bottom is a picture of a 2-door Sportwagon, looks like a decent custom job.

    Anybody know anything about this car and/or seen it in person? I like it!

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  2. elagache

    elagache Platinum Level Contributor

    This is the turbo V-6 conversion. (Re: 2-Door Sportwagon)

    Dear James and V-8 Buick long-roof fans,

    There are at least two such conversions. One uses a small-block Chevy engine as the power plant. This one appears to be the one with the turbo-charged V-6 from a Buick Grand National or related Buick. This car has been apparently suffering from owner's regret. It periodically goes on sale, but the owner never gets anything close to what he put into it and so he keeps it.

    Sorry I don't know about a web page that really tells the story of this car. If anybody finds such a story - I - would like to know about it!
     
  3. sriley531

    sriley531 Getting Carried Away....

    This car was featured on a segment of "My Classic Car" with Dennis Gage at one time. I was shocked when they opened the hood to reveal a GN powerplant (but in a good way.)
     
  4. jamyers

    jamyers 2 gallons of fun

  5. jamyers

    jamyers 2 gallons of fun

  6. red67wildcat

    red67wildcat Well-Known Member

    Correct me if Im wrong but isnt the car on My classic car is a different car than the picture in the orig post?
     
  7. jamyers

    jamyers 2 gallons of fun

    The colors in the pics are different, but I'd say that it's just different photo quality. Hard to imagine 2 people going to all that effort...
     
  8. red67wildcat

    red67wildcat Well-Known Member

    I know there are a couple around, and had just noticed the side trim and emblems on first one
     
  9. elagache

    elagache Platinum Level Contributor

    Thanks for the links and video (Re: 2-Door Sportwagon)

    Dear James, Roy, and V-8 Buick longroof fans,

    Thanks for the links. I've bookmarked them so I can answer this question should it come up again.

    The My Classic Car episode appear to be the same car after some modifications. It has the Buick rally wheels and the engine doesn't have as much chrome, but the interior is the same.

    However, Roy is correct. I've seen at least another 2-door wagon custom with a Chevy small-block power plant.

    Cheers, Edouard
     
  10. sbrmd

    sbrmd Well-Known Member

    There actually are two of these.

    The one pictured at the top of this thread is not the one with the SC3800; that one is a brighter shade of yellow, and has a GS-like side treatment, as opposed to the Skylark-style side stainless sen on this car.
     
  11. jm3

    jm3 Well-Known Member

    I saw an unfinished on in the wrecking yard about 25 years ago.

    It was a 1965 Chevelle 2 door wagon, with a Buick GS front end and the SportWagon roof welded on. It was a very very good job, likely done by a body shop, but then it was unfinished and left out to pasture.
     
  12. Art Tirrell

    Art Tirrell Well-Known Member

    This is the way they should have been built.
     

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