There’s been a bit of interest in my newly imported wagon so here’s the story to those that want to know. I started searching for a wagon after years without any ‘special’ car. We knew of a white 210 Handyman owned by a local mechanic, went well and looked neat – I think it changed hands and ended up sitting for a while. When Pete went looking for it, the usual story – it had, after years of being there, been sold the week before. The hunt was now on for another wagon.
Dallas Classic Chevy Club had classifieds in its online newsletter and I saw a 150 Handyman advertised – it was reasonably solid but needed everything, it was cheap and Pete braved a Munsters type family and an overgrown jungle garden to drag it home.. A few weeks later, a more up together car - my blue wagon was advertised on ebay but then disappeared. We thought it had been sold but the ad had been removed for some technical infringement. The car was in California – owned by a guy that worked for TCI transmissions and yes, still for sale, a friend looked it over. Thumbs up, I ended up with 2 Handymen. This worked out really well as the black wagon gave up many hard to find small parts during the build and was then sold – result
California to TX
Engine sitting and ugly
Interior - will post better pics but I think it's lovely. Thanks to Dee's Trim Shop, Plano TX - a great job
Pete liked the idea of ‘faux stock’ and part of the deal was for him to build my wagon the way he wanted to, which was, luckily, pretty much what I wanted. Being a Ford guy it was kind of hard for him to work on this car, but he forced himself even though Y blocks are his true passion not those damn belly-button small blocks.
The wagon turned out just how it should, it’s a clean old car, with some neat touches and perhaps a bit to discover each time you look at it. All credit to Pete.
A last visit to the Ewings