RARE BUICK WAGON, VERY NICE RESTORATION, ALL BRAND NEW INTERIOR, RUNS GREAT
Wagons are cool in a way they never were when they were new, and few can compare with Buick's awesome 1964 SportWagon. Rare and beautifully restored, this car was restored to a level all out of proportion to its value, and it's your opportunity to own one of the best examples on the planet.
Thanks to a frame-on restoration, this Buick is a multiple award-winner at a variety of shows, and a close look at its Arctic White paint will convince you that a lot of money went into the build. After stripping the body to bare steel, it was refinished with two-stage urethane so it has an awesome shine that really attracts attention. This first-year SportWagon is actually badged as a Skylark, as they all were in 1964, simply because the term SportWagon hadn't been coined yet, and it wears the Skylark's wide front grille and three "venti-ports" on the front fenders. All four doors were removed, refinished, and reinstalled on the freshly painted body, all fourteen pieces of glass were removed and reinstalled with new weather-stripping, including the skylights which are modern polycarbonate instead of the original stuff, which was prone to delamination. A chrome roof rack make it look practical and ready to make a cross-country trip, and both the bumpers were freshly rechromed to show standards. This is one great-looking wagon.
The high-dollar restoration continued inside where the blue and white upholstery was expertly replaced. The seat covers are commercially-available, but the door panels and headliner were custom stitched just for this car simply because they're not available anywhere else given how rare the car is. The results are impressive, showing few signs of use and even the cargo bay received fresh carpets. As a Buick, it's loaded with options including a tilt steering column, power tailgate window, power seat, and a rare emergency flasher. That's the original AM radio in the dash, an OEM steering wheel, and Buick-logo rubber floor mats to keep it looking fresh. A trio of aftermarket gauges was discreetly installed under the dash on the driver's side, and without a third seat, there's additional storage in a compartment under the rear floor. It's pretty clear that the restorer's self-professed goal of keeping it as stock as possible was achieved in a big way.
We believe the 300 cubic inch V8's engine block is the car's original piece, augmented by the heads and intake manifold from a 1965 model. The engine was rebuilt to stock specs and wears its original Carter AFB carburetor, and it makes great V8 sounds that are well-suited to the Buick SportWagon's mission thanks to a dual exhaust system. Other new equipment includes a master cylinder and brake booster, coil, plugs, wires, fuel pump, hoses, horn relay, voltage regulator, and the neutral safety switch, so it's ready to go immediately. The Switch-Pitch automatic transmission was rebuilt and works correctly, feeding the original rear end. New components underneath include new ball joints and rear air shocks to fine-tune the load, and sporty Buick road wheels wear fresh 205/70/14 whitewall radials.
If you like wagons, you can't deny the appeal of Buick's sporty, skylight-laden SportWagon and its contribution to the breed. This is an outstanding example that's loaded with options and ready to enjoy. Call today!
- AM Radio
- Power Brakes
- Power Seats
- Power Steering
- Build Receipts
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Vinyl Interior
- Air Conditioning
- Interior Color
- Arctic White
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