Chevrolet Wagons And Their Many Names

Wagon Wednesday's Chevys

Nomad, Yeoman, Townsman, Kingswood, Handyman… Throughout Chevrolet’s history, they have given their wagons many different special names. We aren’t sure if they simply felt their wagons deserved interesting names or if it was an attempt to change their image with each iteration. Some of the versions went on to become icons while others were quickly forgotten. While hunting through eBay for wagons, we noticed just how many different names Chevy gave their wagons, so we thought it would be fun to take a look at a few of them for Wagon Wednesday! Read more »

Open Top Wagon: 1963 Studebaker Wagonaire

1963 Studebaker Lark Wagonaire

So what’s better than a Studebaker Wagon? How about one with a V8, three speed manual, A/C, and a retractable roof? If you’ve been on the hunt for a station wagon that checks off all these boxes, than this 1963 Studebaker Lark Wagonaire might just be the one for you. The seller claims it’s original and that it even runs and drives. It is going to need work, but we think it will be a worthwhile and fun project. Be sure to check it out here on eBay out of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. Read more »

Flathead & Hardwood: 1948 Mercury Sportsman

1948 Mercury Woodie Station Wagon

Well it’s Wednesday and we all know what that means, it’s Wagon Wednesday! While hunting for interesting wagons, we realized it had been a while since we featured a real Woodie. So, when we came across this 1948 Mercury Sportsman Wagon it seemed like the perfect car for today. It was found on the second level of an old barn, where it had been parked for 30 or so years. The previous owner was an avid Mercury collector and had put the car in the barn to protect it from damage. In 2013, it was pulled from the barn and the process of getting it running was started. Now that everything has been gone through, it is running and driving. They have now decided to put it up for sale and have listed it here on eBay. The seller admits it is going to need some structural and cosmetic work, but is solid overall. Read more »

Two-Door Wagon Showdown

Two Door Wagons

What’s cooler than a two-door station wagon? They are an interesting mixture of practicality and impracticality. On one hand you can haul all kinds of junk in the back, yet with just two doors they aren’t great people haulers. This Wagon Wednesday we thought we would do a salute to all the practical impracticability of the two-door wagon. Readers Richard B and Connor B both shared their recent online finds and since we couldn’t pick our favorite, we decided to feature all four! All of these cars are for sale, so be sure to take a look at them all right after the break. Read more »

Winged Wagon: 1959 Plymouth Suburban

1959 Plymouth Suburban

Well, it’s Wagon Wednesday and we have an interesting find for you guys! We love the finned cars of the late ’50s and we also happen to love wagons from that era. When we saw this 1959 Plymouth Suburban it just made sense. It took two things we love and merged them into one quirky design. Obviously, these aren’t the kind of massive fins one finds on a ’59 Cadillac, but they look huge on this four door wagon. If you’re like us and enjoy oddball cars, then this one is definitely worth a closer look. It was stored in a barn for a number of years and then made its way to a field before finally being listed here on eBay. Read more »

Desert Lark: 1959 Studebaker 2-Door Wagon

1959 Studebaker Lark Wagon

So far this Wagon Wednesday is shaping up to be a great day! Just when we think it can’t get any better, it does. We have always been fans of the Studebaker Lark, so naturally this 2 door wagon version that OffShore64Guy sent us is going to make our day even better. With an asking price of just $800 we are seriously tempted to buy it for ourselves. If you have been on the lookout for a V8 powered 2 door wagon, but want something more unique than a Nomad, take a look at this 1959 Studebaker Lark Regal Wagon here on craigslist. Read more »

Stoplight Sleeper: 1962 Ford Country Wagon

1962 Ford Country Wagon

If the Checker Aerobus we featured earlier has too many doors for your tastes or is simply too long, you might be more interested in this 1962 Ford Country Wagon. Reader Richard B came across it here on craigslist and thought it would be a great candidate for Wagon Wednesday. This one looks rough on the outside, but has already had a lot of work done to it and is ready to drive. We aren’t sure about the rust… or patina as the seller calls it, but it could be a great project. Our thanks to Richard for the tip! Read more »

Extra-Long Wagon: 1967 Checker Aerobus

1967 Checker Aerobus

Now that the weather is about perfect, sitting in the office all day can be rather difficult. We have all been there, trapped at a desk counting down the hours until Friday. Since we first started Wagon Wednesday nearly a year and a half ago, our weeks have gotten considerably better. Rather than dragging ourselves through the week, now we look forward to Wednesday almost as much as the weekend. Opening emails on Wednesday morning has become a time of anticipation and excitement. We always get at least one submission that leaves us fascinated and possibly a bit perplexed. Well today the award of most intriguing wagon goes to this 1967 Checker Aerobus that Jim S sent in! He came across it here on eBay and thought we might enjoy this extra-long wagon. Read more »

1973 Chevelle SS 454 Wagon!

1973-chevelle-ss-454-wagon

Yep, you read that right. This Chevelle wagon is fitted with the 454! It only happened for one year (1973) so we doubt you are going to find another one around. It may not be as “unmolested” as the seller has attempted to project in their listing, but because of its rarity, we will let that slide. We really wanted the Yenko inspired wagon that just sold, but this might do. Find it here on eBay with no reserve! Read more »