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1967 Ford Fairlane Squire

Vineyard Cruiser: 1967 Ford Fairlane Squire

If you want to give yourself a taste of déjà vu, simply trawl through eBay until you spot a car you have seen in person, perhaps you spotted it a few months ago while on vacation. That’s what happened when this ’67 Ford Fairlane Squire wagon caught my eye, as I actually gave it quite the once-over while vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard this summer. What struck me was how perfect the setting was: a beachside community, surfer dudes strutting everywhere, kids in their lifeguard sweatshirts getting ice cream, and this very original Fairlane Squire wagon sitting amidst it all, just fitting in like it had been there since the swingin’ 60s. You can now find it here on eBay with a BIN of $10,000. Ferry trip included at no charge! Read more »


Luxury Wagon: 1963 Cadillac Vista Cruiser

When was the last time you saw one of these? I bet the answer was never because this seems to be the only one in existence. The seller claims that it is the holy grail of Cadillacs! I’m not so sure about that, but the combination of a Vista Cruiser’s roof line with the plush accommodations of a Cadillac make this one worth a look. You won’t be able to experience it for cheap though. The seller is asking $38k here on eBay in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. That seemed high to me, but Cadillac wagons are always intriguing so I did a little digging… Read more »

1964 Ford Galaxie Country Squire

Galactic Wagon: 1964 Ford Country Squire

This 1964 Ford Country Squire isn’t the cleanest or nicest example of Ford’s big wagon, but there is something about this particular car that grabs my attention. Maybe it’s the unusual rust patterns and patina. Or perhaps it is the fact that it’s the top of the line Galaxy wagon with the 390 V8 and just about every feature you could option these with. I’m not sure what is so appealing about an old wagon that has seen 128k miles, but there is just something truly honest about it. If like me, you find this station wagon strangely appealing, you can find it here on eBay in Gig Harbor, Washington. Happy Wagon Wednesday! Read more »

1979 AMC Pacer DL Wagon

Wacky Wagon: 1979 AMC Pacer DL

I’ve always been fascinated by AMC’s naming conventions. Names like Rebel and Javelin may reflect the sporty and wild nature of those cars, but Matador and Pacer should evoke aggressive power or out right speed, yet neither car match their names all that well. The Pacer is especially deceiving, as the word pacer literally means pacesetter and for some reason looking at this 1979 Pacer DL I have a hard time seeing it setting any kind of pace. Perhaps it was the pacesetter of the compact econocar class? Regardless of names, these odd shaped cars have been slowly gaining interest in the collector world. This one is claimed to be a running survivor that has been in storage for the past 30 years. After pulling it out of the Colorado barn it is now in Fairfax, Vermont and can be found here on eBay. Read more »


Still Smells: 1976 Cadillac Castilian Estate

We have featured a couple of these coach-built Cadillac wagons over the years, but none have been as nice as this 1976 Fleetwood! The seller claims that only 16 were ever built, but from what I can tell there are quite a few more than that out there. Im guessing that it is a Castilian Estate and that it was converted by Traditional Coachworks in California. The seller’s asking price of $18,000 seems steep, but it’s still cheaper than you could buy a new wagon for these days. Find it here on craigslist out of Rochester, Washington. A special thanks goes to Bryan L for the submission. Read more »

1959 Lancia Appia C80S

One of a Kind: 1959 Lancia Appia Giardinetta

When most of us think of Italian cars, names like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo probably come to mind, but one Italian brand that is often forgotten is Lancia. The brand is now known for building rebranded Fiats, but at one time they built some amazing sports car. Those that lived in Italy or just have a true passion for the marque might even remember some of their rather interesting commercial vehicles. Well if you remember seeing Lancia Appia vans running around the streets of Italy or simply appreciate old commercial vehicles, than this extremely rare 1959 Lancia Appia Giardinetta should be of some interest. It is one of only a handful ever built and possibly the only one built for civilian use. Take a look at the listing here on Car and Classic in Torino, Italy. Thanks goes to Simone B for the tip! Read more »

1968 Cadillac Park Row Ambulance

Big & Odd: 1968 Cadillac Park Row Ambulance

When it comes to wagons, the bigger and odder, the better in my book. Few wagons are as unique or as large as this 1968 Cadillac S&S Park Row Ambulance. A Cadillac seems like a strange choice for an ambulance, giving their luxurious nature, but I can see where a smooth ride would be important for an emergency medical vehicle. This one has been gone over already and is in fantastic condition. It even comes with all the correct vintage medical equipment and radios! If you are like me and love oddball wagons, be sure to check it out here on eBay in Saint James, Missouri. Read more »


Save The Paint: 1963 Studebaker Wagonaire

Quite a few Wagonaires have graced these pages over the years. Mainly because of that sliding roof that made it possible haul tall items in the back! These Studebaker wagons were novel while still being simple. They were also family-hauling workhorses so finding good ones today can be a challenge. This particular 1963 Wagonaire appears to be a good one though so we think it is worth a mention. The owner started to remove trim in anticipation of a respray, but luckily didn’t get much further than that. Find it here on eBay in Minneapolis, Minnesota with no reserve and bidding currently at $2,702. Thanks for the tip Jim S! Read more »

1953 Pontiac Chieftain Deluxe

Tin Woody: 1953 Pontiac Chieftain Deluxe Wagon

Things have been a bit crazy lately here at BarnFinds. Jesse has been busy getting the Mustang ready for the rally and I’ve been in Wyoming finishing up some other projects. Time has been a bit short and getting posts done on top of everything else has been a challenge, but the moment I realized it was Wednesday, I knew I had to break away from everything else and get a wagon posted! What would Wednesday be without Wagon Wednesday? Well in my search for a great wagon, I came across this 1953 Pontiac Chieftain Deluxe Tin Woody here on eBay and something about it just caught my eye. It needs a lot of work, but the rough and rusty look makes it rather interesting to stare at! Read more »

Compact Wagons

Compact Hatchback Showdown: Gremlin VS Pinto

Oh, how the times change! At one time people looked down on compact cars and hatchbacks. It seems that people are now becoming more aware of things like handling, character and practicality than they use to be. We have also noticed that cars that were once uncool and unloved are starting to be seen as classics worth saving. Sure there are still those out there that look down on anything that isn’t a Camaro, Mustang, or Corvette, but more and more drivers are starting to see that there are other cars out there that can offer more. They may have even seen some of these cars years ago but turned their backs on them and called them junk, but the stigma with many of these cars seems to be diminishing.. No group of cars has been hated and mistreated more than the compact wagons and hatchbacks of the 1970’s. After Jim S tipped us off to the 1977 AMC Gremlin X here on eBay, we went out on a hunt for another equally unloved compact, but one with a few characteristics that may appeal to a different crowd. We thought it would make for a rather interesting comparison and a good conversation. The 1973 Ford Pinto we found here on eBay seemed like a rather fitting competitor. Read more »