1500 Locust Street Des Moines, IA 50309515-245-9100
This is a very special 1970 station wagon, it is a award winning grocery getter that has been featured in numerous magazines and has won Best of Show in several regional shows. We were very fortunate when, Donna Rabe, the wife of the builder, Jerry Rabe, gave us a call at American Dream Machines and wanted us to buy this amazing car after Jerry's recent passing. This was Jerry and Donna's pride and joy and they treated it like a member of the family; Jerry made owing a station wagon cool. The car was professionally painted a misty metallic blue with lots of SS options added like an SS cowl hood with SS stripes and SS 454 emblems, new bumpers, new SS grill and beautiful glass all the way around. Under the hood of this misty blue masterpiece, is, built for Power-Tour, 454 engine with plenty of power matched with a 700R4 transmission and backed by the factory 3.30 geared posi-traction rear end that's great for highway cruising and averaging 18 MPH if you can keep your foot off of the gas. The engine compartment is chromed out with the 454 attached to newer ceramic coated headers and hooked up Flowmaster D-40 mufflers for that beefy sound. It is optioned with power steering, power disc brakes, big block spring and a Hotchkis heavy duty sway bar were added to the front end. The interior has all been redone and is in amazing shape, Jerry chose new Saddle interior because it stayed cooler at the hot shows and had a clean look to it. New seat covers, carpet, head liner, side panels and door panels were just part of the interior renovation. I don't know if the Rabes ever slept under the stars in the back of this rig, but I'm sure a full size bed could be made when the seats are folded down. The Malibu sweep dash long gone. New Dolphin guages were professionally installed and look amazing with the night glow cruising down the highway on newer 8 inch Corvette rally rims and BFG white letter radial tires.
Misty Turquoise paint with black Super Sport stripes
Super Sport cowl hood
Excellent chrome and stainless trim
SS grill and emblems
8 inch Corvette rally wheels with chrome center caps and BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires
All new interior at the time of the restoration
Factory bucket seats and center console
SS door panels
Correct horseshoe shifter
Carbon fiber dash insert with Dolphin gauges
Tilt steering column with matching leather wrapped steering wheel
Full seat belts
454 c.i. big block power
Edelbrock polished intake manifold and Edelbrock carb.
Chevrolet Performance valve covers and air cleaner
Power front disc brakes
700R automatic transmission
Posi rear with 3.30 gears
Dynomax headers and Flowmaster dual exhaust
Super solid and intact
Hotchkis rear sway bar
American Dream Machines At American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Camaros, Mustangs, Corvettes, Roadrunners, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and even British Roadsters. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1940s to the 1970s. Our stock is diverse and continuously changing and always growing! Our #1 Goal is to make you, our customer happy with the American classic and muscle cars we offer. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our knowledgeable, experienced and Midwest values staff and have a very detailed discussion regarding overall condition of any of our cars or trucks you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. (515)-245-9100 Centrally located in the heartland of America in Des Moines Iowa, American Dream Machines occupies the historic 41,000 square foot Packard Dealership. We are one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We have 10 active hoists, mechanics bays, body shop and detail bays that are used by our technicians to inspect, repair, upgrade and detail our cars so that they are ready to be delivered to your driveway for you to drive. Give us a call and we would be happy to help get your dream car to almost any location worldwide! ALL OF OUR PICTURES AND VIDEOS ARE REAL, ALL THE WAY AROUND! We photograph our cars in our professional photo studio for the best possible image accuracy and representation of the cars. Our videos are created by our onsite staff in our shop and around the dealership / Des Monies area. We do this because of our commitment to the authenticity and quality of the cars that we sell and the commitment to our customers.