When it comes to classic American wagons, the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad is the King. It offered respectable performance and sportiness, but was still practical. This ’57 Nomad has been parked in this dark barn for many years and is starting to show it. The owner has acquired a few parts for it and has even done some body work. They have decided to part ways with this project and have listed it here on eBay. Read more »
When I came across this 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Country Squire, I instantly noticed that it was being offered by the same seller as the DeSoto we featured yesterday. It would seem that reader Chris N. found a small stash of cars parked in the same field in Californian and bought the whole lot. This family wagon is going to need some work, but if you’re interested in saving it, it can be found here on eBay. Read more »
The word “Patina” gets thrown around a lot nowadays, but when does patina look good and when has it turned into nothing more than a rust problem? Obviously, determining that is based in part on opinion, but it is also based on how severe the rust really is. This 1968 Ford Country Squire wagon could be a perfect example of a car with great patina, as it gives it character, but isn’t affecting the structural integrity of the body. Find it here on craigslist, with an asking price of $3,500.
We have featured a few of these Corvette sports wagons in the past, but this could be the nicest we have come across. The wagon conversion kit was built by a company called Greenwood and very few are known to exist today. This Corvette is also equipped with the L-82 engine option which was the high-performance version of Chevrolet’s 350. An automatic, A/C, and power steering keep things cushy. Find it here on eBay out of Mooresville, North Carolina. Bidding is just over $5k with one day left. Read more »
Rust is most classic car owners’ worst nightmare, as it is not only destructive but expensive to fix. There are however times when a car has just the right amount and type of surface corrosion to create the perfect patina. This 1955 Pontiac Station Wagon has plenty of the nasty stuff, but it doesn’t appear to have eaten through the body just yet. The car has been parked in a barn for the past 38 years, but is now listed here on eBay.
This 1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser is in amazing original condition. It has only seen 57,000 miles since new and has been parked in a barn in Colorado. Apparently it was originally sold in New York, but then made the journey to Arizona before ending up in Colorado. The second owner has decided to part ways with it and has listed it here on eBay.
Whether you call it a station wagon or a shooting brake, it doesn’t really matter. What really matters is that this 1965 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Shooting Brake is not only sporty, but spacious and far more practical than its DB6 coupe sibling. It is one of only six built by Harold Radford & Co. for Aston Martin. It has spent the majority of its life here in the States and has been in the collection of Ed Herbst for the past 20 years. It is now set to be auctioned off by Bonhams at their Boca Raton auction on February 23rd.
If the Eldorado wagon was a little rough for you, then this 1978 Lincoln might be a better choice. Supposedly this station wagon was built by a coach builder in Detroit to try to convince Lincoln to put it into production. Unfortunately, that never happened so this is the only one around. It is in excellent condition though with only 12k miles on the odometer. Find it here on craigslist in the San Francisco bay area. Thanks to reader Robert J. for sending this in.
We have come across a variety of custom coach built Cadillacs over the past couple years, but never have we seen an Eldorado Station wagon, that was until today. This 1972 Cadillac Eldorado station wagon is one of only 3 built by the American Sunroof Corporation and it has been parked for the past 16 years or so. It is in need of some attention, but the seller claims that it runs and drives great. It’s in the Indianapolis, Indiana area and can be found here on eBay with a BIN of $9,000.
UPDATE 1/23/13 – After bidding topped out around 12k a few times, the seller has decided to re-list the car with no reserve.
From 10/25/12 – Looking at this 1971 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, you would think it’s just been restored. In reality this car was parked in the original owner’s garage for 38 years and is completely original. About a year ago, their son pulled it from the garage and put it for sale. The second owner has decided to let someone else enjoy this survivor. If you’ve been looking for a big family wagon with a big V8, this one can be found here on eBay.