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Now that's very cool!!

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If you guys recall a Musclecar Review issue from I think the mid to late 80's featuring the Big Kahuna, a 66 Impala SS ragtop L72 car, Jim also owns that car. I had the pleasure of seeing it in person when he was bringing it home after he purchased it. Those L72 cars are so cool, and that wagon is just double cool...

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By J Sutherland on March 23, 2012

Everybody has a favorite car in his or her dreams, but Jim Adams has a favorite big block engine to add to his dreams.

 

Jim likes the monster L-72 427 Chevy power plant that was factory rated at a conservative 425 hp. 60s Big Three factory horsepower ratings tended to lean toward a lower than realistic number for insurance purposes, these killer engines had a lot more horsepower than advertised.

 

Jim is a big fan of the large Chevrolets of the mid-60s, and he has begun to assemble his collection of the L-72 big block editions, including this very rare 10,686-mile beauty that spent 35 years in a Costa Mesa California GM dealership showroom.

 

This Bel Air has led an easy life and it will enjoy an even easier future in Jims collection.

 

The Chevy wagon is a low mileage big block 4 speed street monster that will never have to prove itself in the hands of an irresponsible owner. Jim has launched it only once just to see what a 60s kid-hauler with too much horsepower could do in pedal to the metal battle form. He found out. It was insane.

This car still has the original rear seat plastic from the factory and it feels like you have stepped back in time about 46 years when you slide behind the wheel.

Jim wants to keep that level of condition for as long as he owns it. He is a caretaker of a rare piece of Detroit automotive history, and he wants to preserve this ultra-rare wagon in its present condition forever. He also wants to keep it forever, so it will never be a Barrett-Jackson Saturday feature car under Jims careful watch.

 

Congratulations Jim, you own the only current example (one of two made and proved to be still in existence) of an extremely rare wagon from the General. And you own it for all the right reasons.

 



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Now that is my kind of car! With the weight over the rear wheels I'd bet it would really hook at the strip.



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Love It!!

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Beautiful car ....    its a shame, my friend in Moncton, can't find a buyer for his Manitoba sold  1966 Impala Wagon  396 4 speed   with gm docs   



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427carl wrote:

Beautiful car ....    its a shame, my friend in Moncton, can't find a buyer for his Manitoba sold  1966 Impala Wagon  396 4 speed   with gm docs   


 pics?..........condition?.........HOW MUCH?.........Carl you can't just throw a statement out like that........



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now I remember..............you have posted this before............but you still didn't
say about condition and HOW MUCH..........

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Super super sweet. Chevrolet really made some incredible insane cars for die hard horse power freaks and god bless them for it. 



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a guy i know bought the white 66 wagon and the white 66 two door from andy, he put a blowen big block in the wagon, and now he is going to tub it.

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rarechev wrote:

a guy i know bought the white 66 wagon and the white 66 two door from andy, he put a blowen big block in the wagon, and now he is going to tub it.


         lol    interesting    the 66 Chevelle wagon I took to Andy in 2012 is now getting a  632 BB and 5 speed    

         The white  66 impala wagon was $275.00 U.S. and almost went to wrecker   it was awesome



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427carl wrote:

Beautiful car ....    its a shame, my friend in Moncton, can't find a buyer for his Manitoba sold  1966 Impala Wagon  396 4 speed   with gm docs   





Old thread, I know, but Carl, does he still have this car?

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