Burgundy Beauty: 1958 Chevrolet Brookwood Wagon Street Machine – Sold?
July 27, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
June 21, 2021 Update – Another month passed and the private seller just posted a fresh Craigslist ad containing the same description, pictures, and asking price of $33,000. Ironically, that’s the same winning bid for the Green ’58 Nomad we sold at auction earlier in June.
May 25, 2021 Update – The private seller just replaced their original Craigslist ad with a new one containing the same pictures, description, and asking price.
Chevrolet played musical chairs throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s with the Sub-brand names of its station wagon versions of its full-size lineup. One of the less popular names Chevy used sporadically was the “Brookwood” that first appeared in 1958 as the mid-level trim wagon. We just came across a street machine example currently listed in July 2021 on Craigslist in Zion, Wisconsin with fresh exterior paint and a 383 cubic inch stroker motor for an asking price of $33,000. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Brookwood street machine price one thousand dollars higher than this guide’s #1 “Concours” appraisal for a stock 283-powered example. Similarly, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool proves the seller’s ask falls about three thousand dollars higher than this guide’s #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $30,200. Potential buyers need to decide whether the price premium desired here is worth it based on the quality of the build.
For its first year, Chevrolet’s 6 and 9-passenger 1958 Brookwood wagons replaced 1957 Chevrolet 210 Townsman 6-passenger 4-door wagon and Beauville 9-passenger 4-door wagon as their mid-range station wagon model. The Brookwood sat mid-level between Chevy’s 1958-only entry-level Yeoman and the now 4-door only top-of-the-line Nomad. Like the 1958 Nomad, the 1958 Brookwood was also 4-door only. The next year Brookwood would become the base model wagon and offer a 2-door effectively replacing Yeoman. Buyers could order any engine and transmission choice, including the 348 V8 and the fuel-injected 283 V8 engines.
Check out Dinah Shore pitching ’58 Chevys as a family Christmas present we found posted on YouTube:
This Brookwood appears to be a nice street machine build that you have the option of maintaining as it or taking over and adding your own custom touches and performance goodies to suit your taste.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Unique 1958 Chevy Brookwood wagon
Pictures don’t do it justice. Color is like 1st picture, dark maroon metallic, painted last Fall
383 stroker V8, 350 turbo automatic with stall converter
Custom Headers & dual exhaust
Power steering with chrome tilt steering column with banjo steering wheel. power front disc brakes. Rear drums
Beautiful chrome & stainless trim
Chrome & aluminum under hood
Shaved door handles with remote door poppers
Tri-color leather interior to match exterior paint
Chrome wheels with like new tires
Air shocks, sway bars
Class 3 trailer hitch with light hookup
Power seat, counsel with B&M floor shifter
Power windows & seat
Show or go: what would you do with this Brookwood Street Machine? Comment below and let us know!