Discussion in 'Drag'n Wagons' started by Sportwagon400, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. Sportwagon400

    Sportwagon400 Well-Known Member

    I just bought this nice solid 1965 BUICK SPECIAL DELUXE WAGON ( flat top ) wagon and this is what I saw and have concluded based on the short time I had with her

    the car has a 300CI 2bbl Buick, 3 speed manual trans, manual steering and brakes, manual side and rear window, roof rack, radio, factory Air conditioning, all tinted windows and side glass, what appears to be original interior ( recovered front seat ), newer carpet, remote drivers mirror, day night mirror

    As for, what I consider rare options, it has a 60/40 split rear seat ( no third row seating ) with factory rear seat belts as well as a Buick rubber rear matt, the stock wheels have stainless trim rings with dog dish hub caps and possibly a rear speaker on the drivers side, these are all things ive never seen very cool if you ask me

    the car has been restored to a nice level driver quality, the paint is very nice and could not see any significant issues anywhere, nice shine and no dust or runs, minor pitting on the dash chrome, window cranks, roof rack. the headliner was installed a little loose, and will need to be addressed, ill replace some of the parts with my spare parts that are better. the engine appears to run very, and everything works as it should. The clutch worked well and braked as well as a 52 year old car should

    over all I am extremely pleased with the car and once I do some simple upgrades it be an even better car

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  2. kcombs

    kcombs Well-Known Member

    Very cool. I have a parts car of the same configuration sitting by my shop. Wish it was in the condition yours is in, I really like the flat top 65 wagons.
  3. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Proving once again they are still out there. Very nice wagon!
  4. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    Nice car.... you could swap those chevy derby caps for a 67/68 buick derby caps and keep the tire/wheel combination on there.
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  5. elagache

    elagache Platinum Level Contributor

    Congratulations! (Re: my new 1965 BUICK SPECIAL DELUXE WAGON)

    Dear Ken, Kurt, Brian, Mike, and V-8 Buick longroof fans,

    Congratulations on the wagon! She is beautiful! If she is a she - will she get a name? :)

    Cheers, Edouard :beer
  6. Sportwagon400

    Sportwagon400 Well-Known Member


    you mean like this ??? I have a set of 15" 16" and now new 14" rallies as well as 12 correct Buick derby's

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  7. Sportwagon400

    Sportwagon400 Well-Known Member

    Re: Congratulations! (Re: my new 1965 BUICK SPECIAL DELUXE WAGON)

    Thanks for the kind words, As far as a name hmmmmm not sure ill have to see how she behaves I guess hahaha

    Ill wait until I get her home my wife may name her " The Defendants car " hahaha
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  8. Tuna

    Tuna Platinum Level Contributor

    I'll admit it, I'm jealous! I want one! Beautiful car.
  9. gs66

    gs66 Silver Level contributor

    Congratulations, very nice!
  10. chucknixon

    chucknixon Founders Club Member

    Very very nice and nice to know there is another wagon that has been saved and a member of the Sportwagon club.
  11. Sportwagon400

    Sportwagon400 Well-Known Member

    1965-Buick-Special-Deluxe-Station-Wagon1.jpg 01 sporty cool (Custom).jpg Thanks took me a while to find a good one funny thing its a close match to my 65 Sporty has some different options in my opinion

    it appears to have 1964 style Air Cond and a 66 spec 60/40 rear seat,

    I have seen a few 65's with down flow rads ( not many mind you ) the A/C matches the unit in my 64 shop manual and different from the two previous 65 A/C cars I have owned.

    the 60/40 rear seat ( two row only ) only appears in the GM parts book as a 1966 and up part number . and the only other one I have ever seen was in a 66 Olds Vista Cruiser 6 passenger ( two row )
    cars, and I just found that one recently and it is different from the 70/30 split seat used with 9 passenger ( 3 row seat ) cars

    I have owned at least 6 - 9 passenger Sportwagon's over the years so I do know the difference

    just cool I think

  12. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Nice wagon, Ken. I like the blue. Pretty rare option combination.
  13. Sportwagon400

    Sportwagon400 Well-Known Member

    first bath now its home and the proper hub cap look so much better

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  14. elagache

    elagache Platinum Level Contributor

    Dear Ken and V-8 Buick longroof fans,

    Glad you've got your wagon home! So now that you can look it over carefully, what secrets have you discovered?

    Cheers, Edouard

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