1969 Chevrolet Kingswood Station Wagon on 2040-cars
Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
Engine:427 ci BBC
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: Brown
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: Automatic
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Sub Model: STATION WAGON
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
1969 CHEVROLET KINGWOOD WAGON 427 ci BBC 1 OWNER
This is an original 1969 Kingswood wagon and it has its original BBC 427ci engine and automatic transmission. It is showing 70xxx miles on it odometer and is believed to be its actual mileage. The car is a Rare Find to still retain its original drive train. The car runs and drives good. It does need tuned up as it has been sitting a while. It has a power rear window and the rear tail gate has the optional opening where it can open as a tail gate or swing open . The interior is in pretty good condition. The seats have been recovered and look good. The door panels still look good. The carpet is original and is a little faded. The headliner has a couple small spots that have came unsewn. The glass is in good condition. The paint has a great patina look to it. The body is decent. It does have a a few small rust areas . This is a great car to make the old school rod or to do a restoration. How many old wagons do you see with its ORIGINAL 427ci ENGINE and still have its ORIGINAL CALIFORNIA TITLE. WOW!!!!
I can be reached at 931-265-6136 for more information.
Please read and understand the following: I reserve the right to end this auction at any time for any reason. This Kingswood wagon is sold as is where is with no warranty. It is the buyers responsibility to pick up or arrange for delivery. I will be more than happy to make this car available for viewing by appointment. All Tn laws are adheared to.
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