Classifind Cut: 1970 Chevrolet Kingswood – Sold?

Mar 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Wagon Wednesday

April 20, 2021 Update – while this Kingwood “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet.  For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for an updated listing. In the interim, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

March 11, 2021 Update – Apparently the private seller was busy working on other projects over the past month as the asking price remains at $16,500 in their latest listing.

February 7, 2021 Update – The private seller was not kidding when they said the price would continue increasing the asking price as they completed more work on their car.  After a brief removal from Craigslist after their last listing expired, we came across this new one using the same pictures but with the price increased to $16,500. We predict this car will continue to languish as it’s just too much money for what is still a rusty old Chevy wagon on the outside. 

January 27, 2021 Update – we just noticed the listing “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?”

December 23, 2020 Update – We will never understand the rationale of a seller first listing their car at one price, and when it doesn’t sell they actually increase the price.  In this situation, the private seller continues to increase the price under the somewhat misguided notion that each completed repair incrementally increases the value of their car.  Now increased by $1,500 to a revised $16,500, we have a feeling we will be tracking this wagon for a while.

Nomad, Yeoman, Townsman, and Kingswood.  Those are just a few of the brand names Chevrolet retired then subsequently dusted off years later to brand a new model. The Kingswood name returned for the 1969 model year, based on the Impala, and was available only with a V8. Chevrolet slotted it above the Chevrolet Townsman. Produced between 1969 and 1972 the Kingswood was available in both two- and three-seat models.

This nicely optioned 1969 nine-passenger Kingswood was originally listed in December 2020 on Craigslist in Sandy Springs, South Carolina with new tires and a fresh interior for $15,000.  The Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the ask is likely a bit too optimistic as it falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $14,375 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $22,400.  That’s big money for a car that appears to have substantial rust beyond what some would call a “light patina.”

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Rare 1970 Chevrolet Impala Kingswood 9 passenger station wagon. 350/350 loaded factory AC power steering air leveling and cruise control. Minimal rust. New brakes lines shoes etc… new front end parts control arms bushings etc… runs and drives good as we keep working on it the price will go up. New interior done.

Drive as-is or restore: what would you do with this well-optioned Kingswood?  Comment below and let us know!


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