Custom Cloth? 1967 Chevrolet Bel Air Wagon – SOLD for $14,000!
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August 24, 2022 Update – We came across this restored big block powered ’67 Bel Air listed for $14,000 just one day ago and commented that its asking price was almost too good to be true. Someone quickly scooped up this car as the listing was already deleted as we went to press!
By 1967, Chevrolet’s full-size station wagon lineup offered buyers the choice of two big block V8s. The starting point was Chevrolet’s 396 cubic inch V8, while the top-of-the-line was a 427 cubic inch version. The private seller of this restored 1967 Chevrolet Bel Air briefly listed in August 2022 on Craigslist in Nine Mile Falls, Washington (Spokane) hints their car features a Big Block but does not confirm which version it has. We’re assuming it’s the somewhat more common 396 cubic inch V8. In addition to all of the restoration receipts, the seller can provide maintenance and repair records of their Bel Air going back to 1979.
Currently offered for $14,000, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is well below the five-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for sixth-generation Bel Airs of all body styles produced between 1965 and 1970. By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the station wagon featured here:
As a second data point, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $11,300 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $16,475 before factoring in a 60% premium for the 325 horsepower big block V8, assuming it is the original engine for the car. If that’s the case and this is not a scam listing, this represents a potential great buy in the current vintage station wagon market.
The 1967 model year marked the third for Chevrolet’s sixth-generation Bel Air model line. A mild facelift included forward-thrusting, blunted front fenders and a revised grille. At the rear, a break with the traditional round tail lamps took place. Bel Air and Biscayne featured dual rectangular lamps with backup lamps built-in. The overall length was 213.2 inches. The standard six-cylinder engine this year was the larger 250 cubic inch mill producing 155 horsepower. Most buyers opted for one of Chevy’s wide variety of small- and big-block V8s offered at the time. Bel Air was readily distinguishable from Biscayne by its full-length body side molding and rear fender Bel Air signatures. All-vinyl interiors were now standard on station wagons, while cloth and vinyl trim continued on sedans.
For 1967, full-sized Chevrolets featured a new body with bulging rear fenders, one of this year’s styling trends, not necessarily appreciated by everyone. Bel Air 2 and 4-door Sedans continued in addition to 6 and 9-passenger wagons. This year Bel Air featured triple taillights, unlike Biscayne’s dual units. Standard engines remained the same as the previous year. Optional engines were a 275 horsepower 327 cubic inch small block V8, a 350 horsepower 396 cubic inch Big BlockV8, or the 385 horsepower 427 cubic inch V8.
The TV Toy Memories YouTube Channel features this unique 1967 Chevrolet commercial where the car splits in half:
In addition to confirming what engine this 1967 Chevrolet Bel Air station wagon came equipped with originally, the seller will need to confirm the originality of the current cloth interior. Our understanding is that Bel Air wagons of this period came with vinyl interiors, so we’ll be curious to learn whether this car features a special order interior or the restorer elected to upgrade the interior to cloth.
Here’s the seller’s description:
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