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Username Post: 1969 Kingswood Wagon - Old-School Family Hauler        (Topic#334517)
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Loc: Huntington Beach, CA
Reg: 11-26-14
04-04-16 04:36 PM - Post#2619564    

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Back in 1969, the term "SUV" didn't exist, and even the concept of the minivan was still in its infancy. At that time, if you wanted a vehicle to transport your family and all their belongings in a single vehicle, you looked to the venerable station wagon. These long, low-slung vehicles combined the practicality of a sedan (like the Chevy Impala) with the spaciousness of a full-size truck (like the Chevy Suburban).

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This particular black station wagon is a 1969 Chevrolet Kingswood, and it belongs to Leon McClain of Long Beach, California. The Kingswood is a full-size wagon based on the Chevy Impala, and fills the gap between the utilitarian Brookwood and the deluxe woodgrain-paneled Kingswood Estate.

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This Kingswood features a numbers-matching 454ci V8, as well as another highly-sought-after original option: hideaway headlamps. The TH-400 automatic transmission is also original to the car.

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Leon tells us he purchased the Kingswood back in 1999, as a vehicle to transport his son's pee wee football team to and from practice and games. He originally intended to sell the wagon after a few years, but he ended up falling in love with this rare vehicle, and has spent the following years restoring it.

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