Bronze And Statuesque: 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Nomad Wagon

The second generation Chevrolet Chevelle was based on GM’s A-body
platform and the wagon version is one of my favorites from the A-body. 
The Chevelle wagon lacks the crazy vista-roof that was available
in the Olds Vista Cruiser version (the 70-72 Buick Sport Wagon also lost the Skyroof option), but in my book, clean styling trumps
questionable additions that leak when it rains and sunburns your kids
when it is sunny. Find this 1972 Chevelle Nomad Wagon here on eBay bidding for $4,000 reserve-not-met with 1 day to go, located in Salt Lake City, UT.

A quick search of the internet and you can find many examples of the first generation Chevelle in wagon form, but not too many of the ’68-’72 examples.  Either GM didn’t build many wagons in the second generation, they’ve all been crushed, or owners don’t want to sell them.  Either way, asking prices for the ones around seems to be reasonable.

This Chevelle is powered by a 307 cubic inch small block Chevy with a base 2-barrel carburetor that was rated at 130 SAE net horsepower when new.  That may sound pretty abysmal, but it was really only a few ponies down from the ’71 base 350 V8 rated at 245 SAE gross horsepower, which when comparing apples-to-apples was 165 SAE net horsepower. 

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