The Chevrolet Kingswood wagon was first sold in 1959 as a matching trim level for the Bel Air on the B-Body platform. The Kingswood offered seating for 9 passengers with a third rear facing seat that could be folded down when additional cargo room was needed. Because of this third seat, the cargo floor pan had to be modified to allow clearance for the foot sump. In addition to the floor modifications, a very unique and rare gas tank was installed in both 1959 & 1960 models.
In 1960, the Chevrolet Kingswood became the most expensive station wagon, more so then the Nomad and even higher priced then the Chevrolet Corvette. Because of the high price, the Kingswood suffered from very low sales numbers and was discontinued from production after that years run.
In the 1969 model year, the Kingswood was reintroduced with an additional model, the Kingswood Estate. Both models had 6 passenger and 9 passenger configurations and could be ordered with a rear power tailgate which became a standard option in 1971 and 1972. The 6 cylinder option was no longer available from 1969-72 and the Kingswood could only be had in a V8. This Kingswood shared the Impala Interior and Exterior trim level and was considered a little more deluxe than the Chevrolet Townsman and Brookwood.
The Kingswood Estate gave the customer a Caprice exterior trim level, but with the addition of simulated wood grain side paneling. The Kingswood Estate wagon was changed at the end of the 1972 model year when the "Caprice Classic Estate Wagon" was designated to the Caprice wagon series. Eckler’s Late Great Chevy is your source for your Chevy Kingswood Station Wagon. As the leading expert in full sized Chevy’s, we offer all of the parts and accessories you will need to your restore or upgrade your Kingswood.