Vehicle Description

This car belongs to a personal friend who has owned it 12 years. California born and raised with only 76k actual miles until 2008 when he bought it and did a ground up restoration as a mild custom. Restored in 2008 and approximately 30k miles put on since.

EXTERIOR: Stripped to bare metal (photo documented). Rust free CA body. Painted Hot Rod Flatz LeMans Blue with Daddy Roth Dangerous Blue Flake over the white tu-tone. All chrome and trim was removed, restored as needed and reinstalled after paint. All the weather stripping was replaced. The body gaps all line up excellent, doors click shut, tailgate opens and closes properly, jambs are painted nicely and have clean visible seams. Car was dressed up with chrome accessories including a set of NOS rocker moldings which are very rare for the wagons.

INTERIOR: The interior was done in a typical '50s fashion with rolled and pleated vinyl upholstery including seats and door panels with accent pipping. Matching rolled a pleated snap-in inserts were also made for the front wheel wells. The dash was restored and dressed up with Impala trim and steering wheel. Has a factory power operated tailgate window with the switch under the dash. Has a Kenwood CD stereo concealed in a factory under dash tissue dispenser. Everything on the dash works including gauges, speedometer, signals, lights, wipers, etc. with exception of the odometer which recently quit. The rear seat folds down flat.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: The engine is a 350 Vortec with an Edelbrock carb and intake that was completely rebuilt in '08. It's backed up to a 700R4 transmission and the stock 3.36 rear end. Engine bay is nicely detailed, has aluminum radiator and dressed up with finned aluminum valve covers and air cleaner.

UNDERSIDE: It was never frame-off restored, but it also never needed it! All original floors and braces, nice clean and rust free. Everything under the car was rebuilt in '08 and well maintained since, aluminized exhaust, front end rebuilt, new balanced drive-shaft, etc.. Has custom Air Bag It air ride suspension. Unlike many of todays over complicated air ride systems, this one is simple to operate using 4 switches that operate each wheel individually.

This is a great looking car that takes awards constantly but more importantly can be driven with confidence. I have ridden with this car to many shows in surrounding states, I would not hesitate driving it to CA. Its reliable, comfortable, simple and classic.

Chrome Reversed Wheels
Diamond Back Radial White Walls
Matching Spare
Fold down rear seat
Power Disc Brake Conversion
Air-Ride
Grill Guard
Impala Dash Trim
Impala Steering Wheel
Rare Rocker Moldings
Power Tailgate Window
Kenwood CD Stereo Concealed in Tissue Dispenser
Aluminum Radiator
Deluxe Heater
4 Way Flashers
Pleated Wheel Well Inserts

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Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1417822
  • Price:$43,998
  • Location:Volo, Illinois
  • Year:1959
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Parkwood
  • Exterior Color:Blue
  • Interior Color:White
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:V19271
  • VIN:D59021