Paul found an ad for (3) 1966 Chevelle wagons and he wound up buying 2 of them in Dec. of 2001.
In 1966, Paul tried to order a ’66 2 dr SS Chevelle wagon with all the SS options. He gave the salesman a wish list: 396/360, 4 speed, bucket seats, console, gauges, and all the SS options. The salesman came back and said, “I can give you everything but the 2 doors”. So he bought the SS hardtop, vowing that one day he would build the wagon that Chevrolet should have. Chevrolet only offered the 2dr wagon in ’64 and ’65.” Back then 4 dr wagons weren’t that cool!
Well someday finally came around 35 years later and another 18 years before he has it finished. This car was finished in 2019… yep, a long term project for sure.
This 1966 Chevelle is equipped with a Police Interceptor 350 roller motor and Corvette TPI, Camaro 6 speed (manual) trans, and Eaton posi rear. Bucket seats, console complete SS interior, Vintage Air, tilt wheel, PS, 4 wheel PDB, power windows, locks, and more. Down the road, I’d like to replace the 350 TPI with a more modern LS3 still leaving the third pedal!
A magazine writer at a show I attended said the car was too good? It looked like a stock 2dr wagon with a nice paint job and a set of wheels… Most people wouldn’t realize that a 2dr WAS NOT offered in 1966 and can’t see the many hours that went into making it look factory… Go Figure?