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Old 02-23-2007, 10:05 PM   #1
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I've searched this board but haven't found any info on the old Corvette wagons they used to build. I believe it was an Eckler conversion. Doesn't anyone on the board own one - or know someone who owns one? They aren't for everyone, but they are a bit of "Americana".
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:09 PM   #2
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There was someone here with one, but can't think of who it was? I think the vette wagon is cool in its own way, but most here will barf on it
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:12 PM   #3
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To barf on it may be a little stong of words, what I meant to say is dislike.
Long live the vette wagon
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:49 PM   #4
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There is a guy about an hour away from me that has one. He owns a motel and it is always sitting out in front of it.
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:00 AM   #5
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Personally, I like them and think they're pretty cool. Here's an old thread with some good info:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...ght=vettewagon

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Old 02-24-2007, 12:14 AM   #6
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there was a thread yesterday with a few of those in it, not sure the title but it was in this forum
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:40 AM   #7
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John Greewood creation that Ecklers built in the late 70's.
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:04 AM   #8
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There was someone here with one, but can't think of who it was? I think the vette wagon is cool in its own way, but most here will barf on it
It is Maco Shark

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They aren't for everyone, but they are a bit of "Americana".

I saw one a few years ago for sale and hated it. Now I think they are cool.
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:12 AM   #10
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To barf on it may be a little stong of words, what I meant to say is dislike.
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Dont think it was too strong at all.

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Old 02-24-2007, 01:13 AM   #11
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Why is it, whenever I see one of these do I always think it should be towing a boat?
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:33 AM   #12
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:00 AM   #13
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Heres a Greenwood for sale. http://www.coffeescorvettes.com/display.php?ID=182
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Dont think it was too strong at all.

I've always thought the sport wagons were some of the best customs.

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Wagon pics are common, anyone have pics of the hatchback conversion?
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You can find all the info on wagons, widebodies, macos, and one off customs at http://www.makoshark2.com/ and no barfing. /:\
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Old 02-25-2007, 02:38 AM   #18
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I didn't know the difference before, but now I see that I like the Greenwood design - but I like the bumper cars. All of the Ecklers appear to be bumper cars and all of the greenwoods seem to be rubber bumpered cars.

Thanks for all of the links. I'll have a lot of reading to do now.
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The Greenwood cars had side window glass that wrapped into the roof. The Eckler's cars didn't. /:\
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I've always thought the sport wagons were some of the best customs.

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Of course, I've always thought Donnybrook Green was
That one isnt so bad,i like the look but i would never do it to my car
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