Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Bodyman's Special: 1967 Buick Sportwagon

This next car comes as a tip from Rock On! who calls it: The official station wagon of Daily Turismo!  Yes, the OG Buick Sportwagon is most certainly the official station wagon of Daily Turismo -- partially because they fit the bill of being affordable, rare, cool, eccentric, and radical...but also because I've got a green one sitting in my garage.  Also, the seller of this vehicle seems like a cool old dude who would be fun to have a drink with. Find this 1967 Buick Sportwagon offered for $8,500 in Salinas, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1967 Buick Sportwagon
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 100000
paint color: red
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: wagon
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Up for grabs is my 1967 Buick Sportwagon
Custom dual exhaust
Purchased 8 years ago she’s had:
All wiring inspected
Rebuilt Front End
Rebuilt Transmission with less than 200 miles on it
Brand New Timing Chain with less than 100 miles on it
Leaking gas tank replaced (not the greatest looking)
New fuel lines
Fuel Pump
Fuel line filters
All engine leaks eliminated
New starter
New alternator
New battery
New dash lights
Four 2.5 year old Cooper Cobra tires with approximately 200 miles on them
2 New, 3 weeks old 8” GM “Rally type” rear wheels
Two 7” GM Rally wheels in front with 1 extra rim for spare (originals?)
Recent distributor shaft replacement with carburetor and timing corrections
New Plugs, new points, fluids changed umpteen times
Master Cylinder inspected and repaired
Front windshield replaced
Interior seats in excellent condition, door panels ok... all currently out of the car because media/sand blasting was going to be next
O’Reilly’s Faux Racing Buckets for 2 front seats at present
No headliner due to mold
Driver’s floor decent
Passenger floor Flintsone mode
Chrome trim needs shining up: it’s salvageable with elbow grease and know how
Bumpers too... maybe
Factory tinted top and side windows could be better
Window frames leak here and there
Drivers top back side window is cracked
Rust around window frames and here and there, mostly surface, some deep
Body man said the car would out live me
I’ve put less than 500 miles on this car in 8 years
She’s been covered the whole time
I exercise her 1-2 times a week
Photos are different iterations over the years
I’ll shoot a video, if CL can add it to the post, in a day or two

She’s a stunning 20 footer and a joy to drive
There’s more good and not much more bad aside from the necessary blasting and body work

I’m beat
In bad health
Don’t need money but I will release her to the right home

Great father/son project car

Great rat rod project UGH

Great raffle car

Great school project car

I pulled $6,500 and $7,000 thru eBay on my last two listings; buyers and I took different paths.

With purchase, inspection, transport, maintenance and repairs, I’m $15,000-$17,000 in to her easy.

I can’t imagine much else going wrong

Good time for a shakedown cruise

I’m old
I’m in pain
I’m grumpy
I’m not mean unless you insult me

Reasonable offers (to me) May be entertaining 😉



See a better way to drive an old wagon?


  1. Fred Flintstone front floors?! Love it. The car looks like it was painted recently but the window trim is missing everywhere. Those aluminum/stainless bits are nearly impossible to find. Any rust repair should have been undertaken before, rather than after painting.
    '67 is the sweet year for these, but the lack of interior shots is scaring me off.

  2. Interior and floors look good from twenty feet.


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