I like whales. Belugas are my favorites, but humpbacks are pretty cool too–but this is Barn Finds, not Ocean Finds. This “whale” is a true “family find!” By that I mean a classic car that the entire family can enjoy–and I mean the entire family. As a true eight passenger vehicle (and I’ll bet I’m not the only one that’s been four abreast in the second row), this wagon can tote most families in style. It’s located in Houston, Texas and is listed for sale here on eBay. Bidding is pretty low at this point at just over $3,000, but the reserve isn’t met either. I suspect this one will go much higher before too long.
Complete with auto club decals on the bumper, this could be a time capsule from a lot of childhoods. The original paint looks terrific, as it should due to garage life. I can imagine this beauty only being used for occasional family excursions, perhaps just vacations. As a side note, as the former manager of a hubcap and wheel cover store, I think these wheel covers do the best job of imitating a true wire wheel of any ever made, and with the narrow whitewalls (which are new) they look perfect on this car.
Yes, it’s a whale, but it’s an elegant one, isn’t it! The seller tells us the bumper filler panels need replacing, but that’s the only negative they mention. Here’s a company that offers them all, in case you’re worried about finding them.
The interior looks just as nice as the exterior–all three rows of seats. Don’t you think it’s neat that the third row, where only kids sit, is covered in vinyl for easy cleanup?
Here’s the other thing these whales are good for–hauling stuff! As the seller says, it will hold an 8′ x 4′ sheet of plywood with no problems.
And what’s the powerplant for this whale? The seller tells us that it packs a 307 Olds V8; if that’s true, I wonder why GM didn’t use a Chevy small block instead? The air conditioning is already converted to R134, and everything on the car works. In case you can’t guess from my description, I’m watching this auction closely. I’d love to make the trip home from Houston in this whale! How about you?