Post Those Sport Wagons I Will Start With my new 1966

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by no1oldsfan, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. no1oldsfan

    no1oldsfan Well-Known Member

    Some of you may have seen the post in the Cars and Parts For Sale Leads section.
    I have been looking for a wagon for a long time and my time came due.

    Short story I found the car on Denver Craigslist listed terribly.

    The ad title said BUICK $750

    what i have here is a nice classic buick sport wagon
    has a 375 wild cat engine comes with 2 sets of the tires parts are
    all stock lots of extra parts to go with car has 8 windows 4 sun ruffs looks nice

    just needs some one to restore it and clean her up
    no dents on body just one lil ding next to light

    BAD: just has a ripe on driver seat from kids
    it runs just needs a fuil pump to stay and a new battery is needed to start
    has some rust in back windows inside

    Well I am glad no Denver members tried tracking this wagon down. It took five attempts thru a slacking son of a mom who's boyfriend owned the car. Got a callback from the owner on Tuesday and brought her home on Wednesday. It is a 62k two owner car. Very straight and complete car. It has factory air, tilt wheel, factory rally wheels etc. This car has seen very little use or love over the last twenty years or so mainly the last five. There is rust on the inside trim pieces on the interior around the leaking windows that is kind of bad but I knew what I was getting into when I bought it. It is a two seat deluxe Sport Wagon. 4 barrel 340 and a glide. White exterior with a black interior. I towed it home due to needing that fuil pump. It does run with help and bypassing the fuel delivery problem. New fuel pump should be here Sat or Mon. Can't wait for the first drive. The car had the front end completely rebuilt along with the master cylinder about five years ago. Really tight car. Interior looks to clean up nicely after I remove all the crap from inside etc. Door panels are in great shape as well. I have been looking for a wagon for years. This was a perfect score for me. This wagon got a perfect home. : )

    PS I got it for less than 500.00. front view (1).jpg front pass (2).jpg rear pass (1).jpg

    So let's see those Sporty's...
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  2. 50inchDLP

    50inchDLP Well-Known Member

    what a steal!
  3. GKMoz

    GKMoz Gary / Moz

    Nice find !! the parts alone are worth well over 3-4 times what you paid ! Not meaning your going to part, That was the high buck vehicle back in 66.
  4. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    Sweet deal! That will be a beauty again. Keep us in the loop :)
  5. any idea why it has the special ventiports on the front fenders instead of the skylark vents?
  6. no1oldsfan

    no1oldsfan Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the comments. I have no idea on the vents?? They look like the same vents that I have seen on all the 66 Sportwagons that I have pics of?? Am I wrong? The first picture is of before I cleaned the years of dirt etc off of it. I haven't really had the best weather for a full on cleaning. I will gladly update the post as I get work done. I am still waiting on the fuel pump, should be here soon. The car is just filthy. I have been cleaning the interior as it sits waiting on the fuel pump. Somebody felt the need to call this wagon a hay hauler:spank: One cool thing that I found was the build sheet under the back seat. The carpet and the seats will be coming out soon for the deep cleaning. The interior other than the filth is actually pretty sound. Drivers door panel has a wear spot but other than that the rest are nice. Thanks for the input and comments.

    back seat (1).jpg back seat (2).jpg buildshrs.jpg

    I would love to see any other members wagons.
  7. no1oldsfan

    no1oldsfan Well-Known Member

    Here is a picture of the fender vent if that helps. pass fender.JPG
  8. lostGS

    lostGS Well-Known Member

    Good to see someone on here got it. I was thinking of it. It would have been a good companion to my 71 Sportwagon. once you get it running we need to meet up at the Golden cruise night sometime this year.

    BTW: are you taking it up to the Good-guys show in Loveland in June? I will have my wagon there.

  9. 69GS400s

    69GS400s own amusement ride!

    ... Glad I could help you and the Sporty fall in Love

    Here's a few pics of my current one - had another 68 before this one and grew up in the back of a 69


    .. the widow of the original owner - quite literally crying when the wagon was picked up.

    It had been "asleep" in that garage from 1983 until 2009 with only 29,000 miles on it - then brought back into shape and driven ~800miles each way to the Buick Performance Group Nationals last year caravanning with some friends

    ... where it made an obligatory pass down the 1320
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2012
  10. no1oldsfan

    no1oldsfan Well-Known Member

    It runs!! It runs!! Ha ha. Called local Buick dealer... Hey got a fuel pump for a 1966 Sportwagon?? Um I don't think I have that X-Box game??? Insert tilted dog head at high pitched sound... Call local "Been around forever GM dealer.." "My catalogs skip 1966.." Perfect. Call Checker auto.. Yeah be here in a few days... I will be damned??!! AND it is the right one?? Now I am the tilted head dog. Bolt it on to "Sue Buck"... Rig my gas can fuel tank... Prime the pump... Two pumps.. Vroom!!! Music to my old man ears. Haven't heard the whirr of a two speed auto in a long time. Try reverse.. Bam! Wow first and second? Very cool. Feels like the early eighties all over again. Looking forward to giving Sue Buck the love that she has missed for so long. Will keep updated post as best as I can.

    Tim not sure about the cruise nights that far off. I am about to be a Grandpa for the first time in late May so we will see. I would love to chat more for sure.

    69GS400, I actually totally missed that post. I was surfing craigslist looking at anything Buick cheap to see what came up and stumbled across that post. (Search Denver Craigslist for Apollo's by the way Buick friends) I was on it in a heartbeat. The kid fielding the emails and calls was prob the reason I ended up with it. I called texted and emailed him over 8 times chasing this car. I talked to the owned finally mid morning Tuesday. Got the cash together and paid for it that same day. I flat towed it home the next morning. I couldn't afford to wait. It was in a pretty sketch rough part of town so time was important. I loaded up the extra set of wheels and tires that night. I found your post searching Google typing in 1966 Sportwagon. I do love falling in love with her though. Your 68 is an awesome wagon. That blue with the woodgrain is one of the best looking 68's of all time period.

    This wagon drives so tight. So nice to not have a car full of loose everything. You can feel the 63k original miles. Got some interior rust issues around loose window seals etc but... Running, Driving, 63K 1966 Sportwagon with an extra set of chrome 14 inch rally wheels and tires for under 450.00?! Sign me up for that one everyday please. Now the hunt begins for all the interior window trim pieces.. Any leads for a donor anyone?...

    sporty dash (2).jpg
  11. 1967GS340

    1967GS340 Well-Known Member

    Great find! I love the wagons, especially the sportwagons.
    A 455 in that thing and you have a first class cruiser..... Not that the stock engine is bad.
  12. no1oldsfan

    no1oldsfan Well-Known Member

    Amen on the 455. One of my other brothers has a 70 Stage on here. Hard not to go that route I love a big block that would be awesome but honestly I would love modern LS engine and trans swap eventually possibly. We will see. For now the 340 purrs.
  13. lostGS

    lostGS Well-Known Member

    You never know what a parts store would have. The local Checker actually had the fuel pump for my wagon in stock. You will have to make sure to give the grandbaby a ride in Grandpas wagon. LOL

  14. sbrmd

    sbrmd Well-Known Member

    My '65:

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Feb 29, 2012
  15. 1967GS340

    1967GS340 Well-Known Member

    That is one fine looking '65 sportwagon! Been close to buying a 65 a couple times. Always been something that scared me on the ones I looked at.
    The roof windows seem to always leak in the project cars I've seen.
  16. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    Here is our 69' Sportwagon (For Sale)


  17. no1oldsfan

    no1oldsfan Well-Known Member

    Few nice wagons there already. Both that 68 and that 69 look great. That red on red 65 is an interesting color combo. You were really making a proud wagon statement with that back in the day. Question: Are any of the interior window trim pieces compatable between 66 and 67's with the earlier 64 and 65's?

    Let's see more Sporty's !!
  18. sbrmd

    sbrmd Well-Known Member

    I really don't know for sure, but I would guess that the interior roof window trim 64-67 is all common; the 66-67 Wagon really were just mostly a re-skin below the beltline.
  19. no1oldsfan

    no1oldsfan Well-Known Member

    How about some info on your wagons. Did you guys rebuild your wagons? I am curious on that 65 if it has always been a clean car. Looks like that 69 is very clean also. How about a couple interior shots? Cool wagons.

    Tim lostGS how about a shot of your 71? Maybe I will see you in Golden over the summer. If you are there often you may have seen my brother Tim's 68 SS396 Chevelle. Turquoise with a black top and black bench seat interior.
    Thanks for playing along...:3gears:
  20. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    Here are the interior pics




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