’65 Chevrolet station wagons: Impala, Chevy II & Chevelle

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65 Chevrolet station wagons Impala, Chevy II Chevelle

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1965 Chevrolet Impala station wagon

Some bumps get through Chevrolet’s new suspension.

But when a bump gets through those 4 double-acting shock absorbers, 4 coil springs, 1 Girder-Guard frame and over 50 rubber shock cushioners, you must be off the road.

1965 Chevrolet Impala station wagon

’65 Chevy II Nova 4-Door 2-Seat Station Wagon

What’s so big about a Chevy II wagon? Let’s begin in the back.

Imagine a closet 3 feet by 4 feet by 6 feet. Now think of all the shoes and boots, hats and coats, rods and reels you could put into it. A Chevy II is like that in the back.

Time was when all you could say about cars like Chevy II was “nice and economical.” That isn’t true anymore — at least not for Chevy II. A better description is “roomy and economical, luxurious and economical, powerful and economical.”

The room we’ve covered, so let’s talk about luxury. This Nova wagon’s upholstery is all vinyl. So are the door panels and the inside roof liner. There are vinyl covered armrests and ashtrays front and back; seat belts in front. The passenger compartment floor is covered with deep-twist carpeting, door to door.

About the power. It’s all in what you want. It starts with a spirited 120-hp Hi-Thrift Six for fast warmups, quick pickups and smooth, depend-able power on the highways.

Your best buy in a Chevy II. About economical. It’s still one of the most economical American cars made. Enough said. . . . Chevrolet Division of General Motors, Detroit, Michigan.

'65 Chevy II station wagon

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1965 Chevy Chevelle station wagon

Big V8 up front, 86 cu ft of cargo space in back — and the time of your life in between. ’65 Chevelle by Chevrolet

If you’re for wide open space, you’ll find a lot to like inside. And there’s room under the hood for the kind of youthful spirit that makes you want to go places just for the fun of it.

1965 Chevy Chevelle station wagon

1965 Chevy Nova 4-Door 2-Seat Station Wagon, assuming heavy responsibilities

When you consider everything that goes into it, you can’t find a better wagon for the money.

All-vinyl interior in a sturdy Body by Fisher. Spacious flat cargo area. Proved money-saving, easy-care features. And the kind of styling that says thrift can be beautiful.

A Chevy II wagon has so much going for it, you could almost say it’s loaded even when it’s empty. There’s room. A whopping 76.2-cubic-foot cargo area. With the counterbalanced tailgate lowered and the back seat down, you’ve got over nine feet of flat scuff-resistant floor.

Behind the wheel, you’ll feel the urge to sneak a few peeks over your shoulder just to make sure you are driving a wagon. You get the kind of performance and handling ease you’d expect to find only in a Chevy II Sedan.

The surprisingly smooth ride comes from an independent front suspension with soft high-mounted coil springs; exclusive Mono-Plate rear springs; plus built-in levelizing action. And if a bumpy road gets through all that, there are still double-acting shock absorbers to help flatten it.

With the way a Chevy II is put together, wear and tear doesn’t stand much chance of stopping it, either. An acrylic lacquer finish covers its Body by Fisher. Flush-and-dry rocker panels, steel inner rear fenders and an aluminized exhaust system fight corrosion.

Drive a Chevy II wagon at your Chevrolet dealer’s. It’s the plushest, most powerful wagon of its size. And you’ll find that it certainly makes a little money go a long, long, long, long, long way. . . . Chevrolet Division of General Motors, Detroit, Michigan.

1965 Chevy II station wagon

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