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> 1964 Allen Petroskey's Wagon (CA), eBay (June 2010)
Posted: Jun 27 2010, 09:58 PM
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1964 Chevrolet Chevelle 2 Door Wagon
1964 Chevelle Two-Door Wagon Factory V8, 4-speed, A/C
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Item number: 300439469443
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Current bid: US $28,100.00
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1964 Chevrolet Chevelle 2 Door Wagon
Title: 1964 Chevelle Two-Door Wagon Factory V8, 4-speed, A/C
Mileage: 999,999 miles
Location: Alhambra, CA
Vehicle Information
VIN:  45415L117934
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Title: Clear
Condition: Used
For sale by: Private seller
Body type: Wagon
Engine: 8 - Cyl. Cylinder
Exterior color: Blue
Transmission: Manual
Fuel type: Gasoline
Interior color: Blue
Disability equipped: No

First time on the open market since May, 1973, is this best-in-the-world example of an original restored, documented high-option Chevrolet Chevelle 300 Series two-door station wagon. It’s well-established that Chevelle two-door station wagons are rare, but this factory four speed,  air conditioned example is arguably the rarest of them all and among the most unique Chevrolets in existence.

If you research Chevelle two-door wagons, you’ll quickly notice that all of them are either in rough condition or have been modified to the extent that they are largely contemporary creations and their options (if any) and history are unknown – all of them, except this one. 


The original owners (who are the current owner’s parents) special ordered this Chevelle in late 1963 from Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina California. Passionate about cars and raised in the Los Angeles car culture, they factory ordered this wagon with the following options:

·        220 HP 283 V8 engine (the biggest engine available in a ’64 Chevelle two-door station wagon)
·        Muncie four-speed  transmission
·        Four season air conditioning
·        Comfort tilt steering wheel
·        Power steering
·        Luggage carrier
·        Tinted windows, all
·        Padded dash
·        Push button AM radio
·        F40 suspension
·        7.5x14 white wall tires
·        Full wheel trim covers (Malibu)
·        Comfort & convenience group. (Includes  a day/night rearview mirror, driver's side mirror, back up lights, two-speed wipers with washers and glove box light)

You would be hard-pressed to find a Malibu SS, let alone another Chevelle two-door wagon so generously factory optioned. The fact that these options were factory installed on this Chevelle is documented by the included original Clippinger Chevrolet purchase order dated 12/12/1963.

The original owners always thought their wagon was special but this didn’t prevent them from putting it to work. Loaded with gear and covered in dust, this wagon often appeared in their vintage home movies. These images are included in a copyrighted DVD presentation that tells the story of this unique Chevrolet and this DVD is included in this auction.

The original owners sold this Chevelle in May of 1973 but in 1984 their son and current owner located it through DMV and bought it back in November of that year. Recognizing the Chevelle’s rarity, desirable factory options, provenance and history the current owner knew this unusual Chevelle deserved the highest quality restoration and thus commissioned a respected Z16 and 1963-1967 Corvette restorer to perform a highly detailed, body-off, numbers matching restoration. The goal was to compete against and beat Super Sports and El Caminos at the National Chevelle Owners Association (NCOA) convention – a national level, points-judged show. In its debut at the 1997 NCOA convention in Schaumberg Illinois it earned the top award – platinum – with 987 points in the original restored class, Editor’s Choice and People’s Choice awards.


The highly detailed, numbers matching restoration began with the body in amazingly good condition with mostly original paint. The body was finished with the correct “Daytona Blue” metallic lacquer (a very unusual color for a two-door wagon) by a noted restoration house in Phoenix Arizona. A huge amount of rare NOS parts were used along with original parts and some reproduction parts used only where necessary. A successfully met goal was to make the car drive and feel like it did when it was new and use correct NOS or original interior parts as opposed to less expensive, reproduction material that is incorrect for 300 Series cars. In the case of the door panels and the five rear-most windows, correctness was favored over condition. Key NOS parts used in the restoration include:

·        All exterior NOS “Autobright” trim (grill, headlight bezels, “C” moldings, rare ’64 two-door wagon only rear quarter moldings, etc).
·        NOS cloth interior
·        NOS four-speed shifter control, shift ball & other shifter parts
·        NOS radio
·        NOS Parking brake lever & parking brake cable
·        NOS Wiring harnesses - front
·        NOS Luggage carrier
·        NOS Door weather striping
·        NOS Tailgate window opening weather strip
·        NOS 2 speed wiper motor
·        All NOS taillights and center reflectors
·        NOS canister oil filter
·        NOS hood hinges/springs, hood latch and battery hold down bracket
·        NOS exhaust hangers
·        NOS hub caps

The frame was stripped and powder coated. Instead of using reproduction hardware, original bolts, washers, clips, screws, body bolts and mounts and other tiny detail items were re-plated with appropriate-color zinc plating. Anything aluminum, including the transmission case, tail shaft and air conditioning tubes were re-aluminized. All chrome was refinished in show chrome. The driveshaft was restored to its original bare metal finish with bluing effect on welds and correct inspection marks reapplied. An original, correct-dated 55 amp alternator was located and restored with new correctly dated diodes.  The original fan clutch was rebuilt, re-plated and ink stamped with correct codes. Key components of the air conditioning system were rebuilt by a company specializing in original automotive air conditioning systems. However, the system is not currently charged.

The drive train was completely rebuilt. The engine was rebuilt with .030 over pistons and hardened valve guides. In one of the few departures from stock, a mild cam was used. This really gives the car some personality. Because it sounds so nice but isn’t loud, non-car people don’t notice it isn’t stock but hot rodders recognize and appreciate the subtitle rumpty-rump of the bigger cam. Other deviations from stock are a 3.55 gear, newer Delco battery, spin-on oil filter (however, a correct NOS canister style housing is included) and rear gas shocks (but cosmetically restored originals are included).

This Chevelle wagon is numbers matching and no part was re-stamped (the engine block has never been decked). Key data:

·        Body Van Nuys number: 331
·        Assembly: 12A (first week of December, 1963)
·        ACC Code: E 2KLP 3C
·        Engine: F1029JH
·        Transmission: 1014
·        Rear-end: ZA 11 04
·        Date on frame: 10-8-63

The restoration was completed in July of 1997 and the car is amazingly fresh today having been lovingly maintained and driven less than 800 miles since the restoration was completed. The photos accompanying this auction don't fully convey the quality and detail of the restoration - the car must be seen in person for it to be fully appreciated. 


·        Original purchase order
·        Vintage home movies of the car in a copyrighted DVD presentation
·        Copies of vintage photographs of the car
·        Original repair receipts from 1964 – 1973 & restoration receipts from 1985 – 1997
·        Other interesting vintage documentation
·        Glove box documentation

BONUS: Included in this auction is the ultra-rare NOS canvas luggage carrier shown in the accompanying photos.

IN CLOSING: No private car collection or museum showcasing Chevrolets is complete without this, the most non-bellybutton Chevrolet on the planet!

All bidders are strongly encouraged to speak with the seller before purchase. Bidders with no feedback must contact the seller before bidding or their bid will be deleted. Bidders with negative feedback will be deleted from the auction. 


1)    How many 64 Chevelle two-door wagons were made? 2710 of which, 1101 were V8s.
2)    Were there ever any Malibu two door wagons made? No. All Chevelle two-door wagons were 300 series cars.
3)    Didn’t some 64 Chevelle two-door wagons come with 327s? No. Although in the middle of the model year the 327 was introduced, it was not available in the 300 series line until 1965. As such, the 220 HP 283 was the largest engine available in 1964 Chevelle two-door wagons.

This vehicle is being sold as is, where is, with no warranty expressed, written, implied, or given. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicles and/or items and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every responsible effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle and/or other items at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Fees, inspections, taxes, shipping, handling, and or transportation is FOB point of sale Southern California and is the responsibility of the buyer.
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