68 & 69 Wagons

1968 and 1969 Wagons are very similar, as you can see in the examples below. During the years of 68 and 69, Chevelle wagons were only available in 4 door versions. They could be ordered with just about any option a person could desire. In 68 the wagon along with it's cousin Chevelle, received a body design change.


68 Wagons

         In 1968 the Chevelle 300 Deluxe model was dropped and the low end model was replaced with the Nomad and Nomad Custom. Which for most people was a disappointment because the name Nomad was synonymous with Chevy's earlier version of the 2 door wagon. The name Nomad is well known and much loved, if they were not going to produce a 2 door version they could have at least use the Nomad name for the high end model. 

Nomad - model 131358 - 6 cylinder - 6,340 produced.

Nomad - model 132358 - 8 cylinder - 4,930 produced.

Nomad Custom - model 133358 - 6 cylinder - 2,830 produced.

Nomad Custom - model 134358 - 8 cylinder - 7,420 produced.

Nomad Custom, w/ 3rd seat - model 1334458 - 6 cylinder - 0 produced.

Nomad Custom, w/ 3rd seat - model 134458 - 8 cylinder - 753 produced.

Malibu - model 135358 - 6 cylinder - 1,314 produced.

Malibu - model 136358 - 8 cylinder - 13,739 produced.

Malibu, w/ 3rd seat - model 135458 - 6 cylinder - 5 produced.

Malibu, w/ 3rd seat - model 136458 - 8 cylinder - 1,049 produced.

Concours - model 137358 - 6 cylinder - 210 produced.

Concours - model 138358 - 8 cylinder - 4,088 produced.

Concours, w/ 3rd seat - model 138458 - 6 cylinder - 0 produced.

Concours, w/ 3rd seat - model 138458 - 8 cylinder - 505 produced.

        Total 68 wagon production 43,183.


Craig's wagon;

Craig has had this since 1996. he said he loves it and drives it every summer. He has plans for it this year to replace the 2506cyl with a 350. Craig is in Newfoundland Canada and can be reached by clicking here. (verified 2/26/04)

Custom 68 2-door wagon;

I found this in Team Chevelle's Classified section a while back. I don't know who owns it, but it certainly is interesting.

 This is a 68 wagon with 68 or 69 2 door hard-top coupe grafted in.


 

68 Gert Ouderits in Belgium;

    Nice wagon from a member in Belgium.



69 Wagons

         In 1969 the Nomad Custom was not offered and the Greenbrier was added to the line up. The Greenbrier became the mid-range model. It did not get the deluxe interior and frills like the higher end wagons. The Malibu wagon was dropped and filling it's place was the Concours, because now the Concours Estate wagon was added and became the top model and only available with an 8 cylinder. It was dressed in wood grain siding. The Concours and Concours Estate models were only offered with either a rear storage compartment or third, rear facing, rear seat.

Nomad - model 131359 - 6 cylinder - 3,806 produced.

Nomad - model 132359 - 8 cylinder - 4,175 produced.

Nomad, w/ 3rd seat - model 131369 - 6 cylinder - 1,725 produced.

Nomad, w/ 3rd seat - model 132369 - 8 cylinder - 3,446 produced.

Greenbrier - model 133359 - 6 cylinder - 612 produced.

Greenbrier - model 134359 - 8 cylinder - 2,769 produced.

Greenbrier, w/ rear storage compartment - model 133369 - 6 cylinder - 732 produced.

Greenbrier, w/ rear storage compartment - model 134369 - 8 cylinder - 4,324 produced.

Greenbrier, w/ 3rd seat - model 134469 - 6 cylinder - 0 produced.

Greenbrier, w/ 3rd seat - model 134469 - 8 cylinder - 2,169 produced.

Concours - model 135369 - 6 cylinder - 546 produced.

Concours - model 136369 - 8 cylinder - 10,898 produced.

Concours, w/ 3rd seat - model 136469 - 6 cylinder - 0 produced.

Concours, w/ 3rd seat - model 136469 - 8 cylinder - 3,063 produced.

Concours Estate - model 138369 - 8 cylinder - 5,236 produced.

Concours Estate, w/ 3rd seat - model 138469 - 8 cylinder - 2,391 produced.

        Total 69 wagon production 45,892.


Betty Johnson's 69 Concours Estate Wagon;

      This beauty is owned by Betty Johnson. It is an original California and Arizona car. She purchased it after it did not meet the reserve price at the 2002 Barrett-Jackson Auction. She wanted a spare car and I found this for her. It is now garaged in Sugar Hill, GA. The wagon went thru a complete frame off restoration with the frame powder coated. It is as original from the factory. Including protect-o-plate, VIN sheet, pre-delivery service and adjustment check sheet, most of the registration cards from California, original owners manual in the plastic cover and a reproduction window sticker. It has the 350/350 with all the available options except power door locks and third seat. Attracts the most attention of any vehicle she has ever driven. A real head turner, especially to Harley riders.


Tim Lee's wagon;

As proof that a wagon can be major fun, and still not cost an arm & a leg, here is a photo of the wagon that Tim Lee owns.

For information on his car, you could go to his web site. There is all sorts of fun stuff there. (verified 2/26/04)


Clyde Miller's wagon;

This is the scan that Clyde Miller sent me of his wagon. It's a 69 and currently has a small block, big block hood, new paint and rally rims. Simple and clean!

He can be e-mailed by clicking here. (verified 2/26/04)


Mike Shostle's 69 wagon;

     Here's one of Mike's wagons. This is his completely restored 1969 Concours wagon. Custom shaved door handles & locks, fresh 2001 VW silver paint with a touch of pearl, Full custom  two color leather interior, bucket seats, new bumpers, grill, weatherstripping, dual exhaust with flowmaster. P/Db, P/S, factory tinted glass, custom tinted glass, P/RW, tilt, custom dash bezel & restored gauges. New Big Block suspension. 1967 Chevelle 10 bolt rear end. (1 3/4"s narrower than stock 1969). New tires with 15x8 centerline wheels rolling on 255/70/15 cobras on the rear & 14x6 wheels with 225/60/14 on the front. Lowered 3" all the way around. Engine is the original 350/350 but soon to be replaced with a 402/400 with 450 HP. Mike also says that this car runs & rides great! he's taken it to a few local shows & the long roof gathers crowds every time in Gilroy, CA 95020.     Mike can be e-mailed by clicking here. (verified 2/26/04)


69 customized panel wagon;

    This is a well done custom job. The rear side windows are filled in like the old panel wagons. This 9 passenger wagon has a solid lifter 454 and 3.73 gears.


Nate's 69 wagon;

    "1969 Chevelle Concours sta wag converted to look like a factory SS. Lemans Blue, black interior. 396/350hp, TH400, 12 bolt. PS, PDB, A/C, Tilt, factory buckets, console. Power dual action rear gate. 1.125" front sway bar and factory rear sway bar. Dual exhaust. Yes, it flies!"


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