Customized 1970 Chevrolet Brookwood station wagon


Much of the work already has been done to customize this 1970 Chevrolet Brookwood station wagon, which is the Pick of the Day.

And the pickings seem pretty good for the asking price of $17,250.

For that price, the private seller advertising the wagon on promises a vehicle that runs smoothly at highway speeds, as evidenced by a recent six-hour excursion.

The engine is a recently rebuilt 327cid, 250-horsepower Chevrolet small-block V8 linked to an automatic transmission. The seller notes that the engine has a mild Comp cam and Edelbrock intake and carburetor.

The Astro Blue paint is new over a “laser-straight totally rust-free Oklahoma body.” The wagon has factory air, front discs and rear drums, and rides on new tires mounted on 20-inch Boyd Codington “Smoothie” wheels.

The AM radio is the one that came with the vehicle. The interior has a new dash pad and carpet. The seats and door panels are original, but in what the seller terms “excellent condition.”

“Could use new arm rest pads and kick panels,” the advertiser admits. “Also the molding around the inside of the rear side windows is missing.”

One interesting feature from the era is the two-way tailgate, which can be opened like a pickup-truck gate or can swing open horizontally.

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The wagon is located in The Colony, Texas.

To view this listing on, see Pick of the Day.

A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. I agree. It does look great, in fact identical to my father ‘s from that era (I was the 6th child), except his had a 350 with a 2bbl carb.Nice sleeper, Dan!


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