1969 Chevrolet Kingswood Wagon
This is a FUN car.
At a point in this awesome car's long life, it was recognized for its uniqueness and condition and was rescued. The car was completely disassembled, all doors and glass removed, and repainted in a correct shade of 1969 Butternut Yellow. The car was carefully reassembled with an awesome mix of original parts and hard-core go-fast parts. This car is clean and crisp and tight, and the 46K miles shown on the odometer may be original.
The car is powered by a late 454 4-bolt block, fitted with an Eagle crank, Eagle rods, and JE pistons that combine to make 470 cubic inches. A solid roller camshaft with .242*/248* @ .050" lift moves the 2.25" intake valves in the max-ported 990 cylinder heads. An Edelbrock manifold mounts a Dominator carburetor, modified with an eye for street use by the Carburetor Shop. Coated 1 7/8" Hedman headers feed 3" full-length pipes with an X-style crossover, designed and installed by NRC Race Cars. The car has 13:1 compression and runs exclusively on race fuel, and the motor spins eagerly to 7200 RPM. A custom Performance Distributors HEI provides the spark, and a BeCool radiator with twin fans try their best to keep things cool.
Recent upgrades include a Hughes-built fully automatic TH400, activated by the original column shifter. A custom 10" converter provides the compromise between streetability and wheel stands. The 12-bolt axle houses 4.10 gears, a WaveTrac differential, and 35-spline axles. Shock absorbers are from Bilstein, and the front sway is bushed in polygraphite. A modern fast-ratio power steering box helps correct when the car gets squirrely.
This car has been raced extensively, and will lift both front wheels from a dig on 275/60 MT drag radials. And despite weighing 4400 lbs, the car runs deep into the 11’s, with the potential for much more.