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December 11th Update: this rare factory 409-powered, floor-shifted nine-passenger 1965 Chevrolet Bel Air Station Wagon we first featured on June 26th remains available at the same asking price and therefore is on track to continue taking up garage space all winter in the seller’s garage. We’re surprised this car has not sold as the pricing remains in line with Hagerty Insurance estimates.
September 25th Update: we first posted this 1965 Chevrolet Bel Air during our June 26th Wagon Wednesday feature and frankly we’re surprised to see that’s it still listed for sale. We can’t blame the seller for keeping the same price as he has it market appropriate; he’s just having a hard time finding the right buyer and he’s under no pressure to do so apparently. We like the condition and the rare powertrain enough that we elected to feature it again given our site’s rapidly growing audience over the summer. We’ve updated the links and value guide – Good luck with the purchase!
We came across this 1965 Chevrolet Bel Air Nine Passenger Station Wagon here on Craigslist in Sharon, Massachusetts where the current owner of the past five years is currently asking $22,995. Referring to the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool, the private seller has his rare station wagon priced between the #2 “Excellent” value of $24,100 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $18,000, so the seller has his wagon realistically priced considering the rare power train combined with nine passenger seating.
When Chevrolet redesigned its full size line for 1965, the sixth generation Bel Air was now the mid-level trim model sandwiched between the entry level Biscayne and the top trim Impala. The easiest way to tell a ’65 Bel Air versus its Impala is from the rear; Bel Airs featured two round tail lights versus three for the Impala.
The seller reports this ’65 Belair wagon is a factory four-speed car connected to a 409 cubic inch dual QuadraJet four barrel carbureted big block V8 that is originally from Georgia. This powertrain remained available in 1965 for the first half of the model year before Chevrolet replaced it with the 396 cubic inch mills. The seller states that his nine passenger wagon had the black interior redone before his ownership using the correct seat material.
Modifications from stock that we observe include the Torque Thrust wheels (they really look great on this wagon!), a large cowl induction hood scoop, a steering column mounted tachometer, and an aftermarket under-dash mounted gauge cluster.
If the details check out at your in-person inspection, this Bel Air represents a fast way to take you and your eight teammates to the softball game. Good luck with the purchase!
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