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Default '67 Chevelle Concours wagon, bring it back to life

Not a Musclecar by any means, but some here have shown interest, and being a '67 Chevelle I'm all in!

I bought this wagon from the original owner's son in 1990 and drove it home from Palmdale CA, added a quart of oil and had a blown tire in Montrose CO.
Having spent its life in a rural high desert environment it was loaded with sand everywhere and had a tough as nails film of dirty scum. That film acted to protect some nice finishes once removed. What it doesn't have is any rust, anywhere, beyond minor surface rust. As you can see the paint is chalked out and the woodgrain is toast.

A top trim level Concours wagon, the first year woodgrain was applied to a Chevelle, options are L30 327/275 with Powerglide and CA smog. PS, PB, A/C, power tailgate window, AM/FM radio and front bumper guards. What it doesn't have, and seems odd for top trim level, is roof rack and no option dog dish caps.

I will post more on bringing this wagon back to life and making it the best it can be. - Bill W
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A total of 6,299 Concours wagons were built, including six cylinder, 283, L30 327, and extremely rare L79 327.

I had not done anything with it since 1990, always bypassed by other Chevelle projects, but it's time! The plan is, thorough cleaning and degreasing, making it roadworthy and dealing with some eyesores while keeping any painting to a bare minimum.
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Awesome - thanks for sharing, looking forward to following along.
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That is really cool.
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I look forward to learning some of your tips and tricks.
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Ha, Pretty Close to Milner's Deuce plate... THX 138
Love the Wagon !!

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This advertising pic shows a Concours more typically equipped with full wheel covers, a roof rack, and rear air deflector. I am happy that mine has none of them!
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Very cool car I really enjoy seeing these types of vehicles...reminds me of growing up, family trips and more.

Looking forward to following along...keep the clean up simple. Make it safe to drive and enjoy.

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I have history with Chevelle wagons, beginning with an AHRA Super Stock, record holding and championship winning '66 300 Deluxe in the '70s. My racecar narrowly missed being a COPO '69 Camaro, but that's another story.

Next was the first '67 Concours, loaded with about all available options including shoulder belts and speed warning, but terminally rusty. It was my DD for four years, parted it out in '82.

Then a '72 Concours, my DD for about four years in the mid '80s.

The first two were purchased for $400 each, the '72 for $800.
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I drove the blue Concours to the Nomad Convention in Gatlinburg TN in 1979 (??) and hauled parts to Bloomington when I used to set up there, when Bloomington was still at the fairgrounds. It got interest even then.
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