We are huge fans of the classic American station wagon! They are big, functional and good looking, but they are also getting hard to come across affordable examples that are in decent shape. This wagon might not be a ’57 Nomad, but it’s also a lot more affordable! It’s a 1957 Studebaker Provincial Wagon and is in pretty nice shape. Oh and at $3,600 or best offer it seems like a pretty affordable way into wagon ownership. You can find it here on eBay to make the seller an offer. It’s currently located in Redondo Beach, California.
It’s amazing given how rare these Studebaker wagons are that they aren’t worth more, but people tend to get more excited about Chevys and Fords then they do about Studebakers. It’s really a shame, as these were good cars. I guess it works out great for us budget minded car nuts, well as long as the car is complete and in good shape. Finding any parts that are unique to these wagons could be nearly impossible. Thankfully there are more and more Studebaker parts suppliers popping up these days.
I really do like the styling of these wagons and I think this one is a solid starting point. I don’t see any major issues, but I am a little curious about the paint. It looks like rattle can primer, but it could be original paint that is so oxidized and dry. It will take looking at it in person to be sure what is happening there. If it is original though, some very careful polishing could bring back the shine and make it look amazing again! So what do you think of these Studebaker wagons? How do they compare to the Tri Fives and Ford Ranch Wagons?