John Lloyd posted this snapshot of his 1956 Chevy wagon as it was in 1974. It’s highly representative of so many Chevys from that time: good used cars easily made to go a bit faster.
Here’s his comment about it and what it had under the hood:
Had a ’66 327 engine, photo from 1974, Owosso, Michigan. Sold it that year and moved to Australia.
I can relate. In 1974, I’d have liked to have one just like it too. The wagon was a lot more practical than the others, for a perpetual vagabond like me, back in that time.