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2 DOOR FULL SIZED CHEVY WAGONS

By BigChevyJoe

I didn't know that there were 2 door Full-Sized Chevy Stations Wagons after the 1957 Nomad. I realized that Chevy continued to use the Nomad badge, but it was used on a 4 door Wagon. Tonight on Barrett-Jackson, I saw (& had it resonated with me) a 1958 Chevy Yoeman 2 Door Wagon.

For more information see: http://www.58...n-wagons.html

This peeked my curiosity, thus I pondered; When did Chevy stop making Full-Sized (not Chevelles) 2 door Station Wagons? I had found that the Yoeman version was dropped in 1959, but instead the Brookwood was offered in either a 2 or 4 door configuration.

FYI – It was only about a year or two ago that I realized that Chevy had made a Full-Sized model called the Brookwood...It goes to prove that it's never too late to learn something new.

For more information on the 1959s see: http://www.59...-wagons.html.

Thus I pondered; Where did end?...What was the last Full-Sized Chevy 2 door Station Wagon?

It wasn't 1960 – See: http://www.60.../chevy826.htm

It seems as though 1961 was the last year for Brookwood – But I can't find any reference to a 2 Door Stations Wagon. Does anyone know if one was made?

What I'm really getting at is this; Was 1960 the last year that Chevy made a Full-Sized 2 door Station Wagon? If you know that answer, I'd like to hear it?

Thanks.

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canadianpontiac
guy
Jan 21, 2011 at 8:12 am
I found reference to a 1961 Chev Sedan Delivery. I believe it would have been a 2 door.
And there was a 1961 Suburban Carryall.
But,I too,could not find reference to a 2door station wagon.
 
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CorvairJim
Jan 21, 2011 at 1:35 am
1960 WAS he final year for 2-door, full-size station wagons from Chevy. There wasn't enough of a demand for them to continue manufacturing them. That also spelled the demise for the Sedan Delivery and the big, first generation El Camino, since these vehicles shared so many body components.

Of course the El Camino and the 2-door wagon body styles returned to Chevy's lineup in 1964, as part of the new, mid-size Chevelle series. Although the 2-door Chevelle wagon was dropped after the 1965 model year, the El Camino carried on because there was a demand for it. Besides, the Chevelle was the same basic vehicle with the same basic body stampings through 1967, so if they could go on selling car-based pickups, they might as well go on making them. The tooling for the quarter panels, tailgate, and pickup box was already paid for...

If you're interested, this is a link to a model I built a few years ago - My take on what a modern Nomad would have looked like, with some '56 Chevy styling cues:
http://www.mo...-impala-22600
 

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