I was put on to this time capsuled jewel by a good friend of mine about eight months ago who knew about it and told me it was a super solid find. Not to mention it being a factory a/c, power steering, power brakes, power back glass, 6 passenger, 283/2spd, sporting all original fawn paint (patina), virtually complete, I was ready to seal the deal. Last registered in 1973, sitting country side in Comanche, Tx. My plans are to get the Parkwood mechanically sound (yank out the old 283/2spd in one-shot), redo all the brakes, drop in the freshly done up 283, 2 speed powerglide or TH350, all new wiring harnesses, air ride suspension, new bushings, balljoints, brakes, tie rods, pitman, power steering slave, hoses, etc. I will attempt to preserve the priceless patina with the help of a good friend by laying down 3 to 4 coats of urethane clear once the metal is the paint is prepped. Add some tasteful aluminum wheels. Lastly, get the interior completely redone with a Cars1 fawn Parkwood interior kit and perhaps add a 9 pass seat. Here's my 1961 283 that has been completely gone through, refinished in gold, Power Pack heads, Mild cam, Pete jackson gear drive (Poor Man's Blower), Sanderson headers, Alan Grove componet brackets, RB Hi-Torq mini-starter, Edelbrock accy's and 500cfm 4bbl carburetor, MSD ready to run HEI distributor, 8.5mm MSD SF wires, Bosch Platinum .035 gap plugs, dual Smithy's 30" glasspacks to ensure this Wagon is running nicely.