1959 Chevrolet Brookwood Station Wagon  Chassis no. B59L135534

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Lot 415
1959 Chevrolet Brookwood Station Wagon
Registration no. 283 UXN Chassis no. B59L135534

£ 12,000 - 18,000
US$ 15,000 - 23,000
1959 Chevrolet Brookwood Station Wagon
Registration no. 283 UXN
Chassis no. B59L135534

Footnotes

  • First seen in 1958, the Brookwood station wagon formed part of Chevrolet's new line up for 1959, which the company proudly advertised as 'All New, All Over Again'. These new 'Streamline Design' Chevrolets were larger than before and featured a new front grille, low-slung headlights, flat wing-shaped tail fins - known as 'Spread Wing' - and cat's eye tail lights, these last two features giving the '59 models a most distinctive appearance. The Brookwood formed part of the entry-level Biscayne series and was available with either a 235.5ci (3.9-litre) six-cylinder engine or 283ci (3.9-litre) V8, with a range of higher-performance V8 power units offered as options. There were two body styles – two- and four-door – both of which could seat six.

    This '59 Brookwood was completely rebuilt from the chassis upwards in the early 2000s. Works carried out included a chassis re-spray, bodywork repairs and the installation of a later, rebuilt 454ci (7.4-litre) V8 engine, which drives via a three-speed automatic transmission. Now finished in a beautiful combination of dark blue and white, the car looks very elegant and with the mighty 7.4-litre engine is said to be a hoot to drive. Noteworthy features include rear wheel spats and a wind-down rear window for that authentic 1950s feel. In addition, the car has been fitted with a bespoke tow-bar (removable) which is used for towing the vendor's racing Ford Mustang.

    With its gargantuan size and acres of chrome, this stunning example of 1950s Americana is bound to turn heads everywhere. It is ideal for picnics on the beach, American car events such as the Prescott gathering, or for use as support vehicle for a classic race-car. The car is offered with a V5C registration document and an extensive photographic record of the restoration.
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1959 Chevrolet Brookwood Station Wagon  Chassis no. B59L135534
1959 Chevrolet Brookwood Station Wagon  Chassis no. B59L135534
1959 Chevrolet Brookwood Station Wagon  Chassis no. B59L135534
1959 Chevrolet Brookwood Station Wagon  Chassis no. B59L135534
1959 Chevrolet Brookwood Station Wagon  Chassis no. B59L135534
1959 Chevrolet Brookwood Station Wagon  Chassis no. B59L135534
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