I’m not a huge fan of the custom work that’s been done to this Bonneville Wagon, yet I still want it! I can do without the airbags, yes they are cool and give the car a radical look, but I’d be happy with the stock ride height and smooth ride. The work looks to have been well done, so hopefully it can be undone if the next owner is so inclined. If you think you’d like to be said next owner, you can find it here on eBay in West Palm Beach, California. Special thanks to our friends over at BoldRide for this tip!
The seller states that this car spent its life in the dry heat of New Mexico until it recently made its way to humid Florida, that could explain that why it’s so solid. It has all the signs of a dry, but sun scorched classic. The paint is thin is lots of places and primer is showing through. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, you know the paint is original at least. I’m a bit curious about the grey primer that’s been sprayed in several spots along the bottom of the car. Are those rust spots? Did it come from New Mexico like that or has the moist Florida air already begun taking its toll?
For a New Mexico car, the interior is looking quite nice. Usually cars that have been left out in the sun have dried and cracking interiors. I see a couple tears in the seat covers, but for the most part everything looks really nice. The seller claims the A/C not only works, but is blowing cold. This wagon is really starting to look good to me! The family couldn’t complain about sitting on those vinyl wrapped benches with ice cold A/C keeping them from sweating to death.
The seller states that they would feel comfortable driving this wagon from Florida all the way to California. That is reassuring, although I would want to take a closer look before planning on making a cross country trek in it. That being said, I think a road trip in this beast would be a blast! You could even just camp in the back of it to save some money. You wouldn’t really be saving much in the end considering how much fuel the thirsty 389 will guzzle with the A/C on full blast, but it would all work out in the end! So what do you think of this Safari Wagon? Would you leave it bagged or would you put the original suspension back under it?