1958 Chevrolet Delray Utility Wagon

1958 Chevrolet Delray Utility Coupe

The Delray may have been Chevrolet’s entry level model in 1958, but its no frills nature fit the wagon body style perfectly. When you value utility, things like luxury just get in the way! If you have ever seen a clean ’58 wagon coming down the road then you know that these things can be serious lookers when restored. This one has some rust and the engine is missing, but you could do far worse for the money. As much as I love stock vehicles, I could see this one being the perfect starting point for a mild custom. Take a look here on eBay where the seller is asking $2,700. It’s located in Belfry, Montana and comes with a clear title. So, would you restore it back to factory original or would you add a few of your own personal touches?

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Comments

  1. Mike d

    I’d give it a shot, you’d have a blank slate. The possibilities are endless . but, you’d need awfully deep pockets! would avoid plain colors ( white, beige and the like)

  2. William H

    If I had room in the shop, I’d snatch this one up in a heart beat. Even get a nice road trip out of going to pick it up. Wagons seem to be some of the most overlooked vehicles for restoration or hot-rodding, IMHO, and ’58 is my favorite year model across all manufacturers, even trucks. To me, the wagons have some of the best body lines you’ll find on a vehicle.

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  3. GOPAR

    I’m a stock restoration kind of guy, but since the motor’s already missing out of this one, I’d build it with a conservative look but make it a stop light to stop light contender.

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  4. Turretman1st

    Would be a good project.
    My first car bought with my own money at 15 was a two door sedan delray same light blue color as the wagon, had it till enlisting in the navy at 18.

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  5. Rob

    Looks like the guys got a dozen or so other 50’s Chevys plus, parked around his shop, might be interesting to see what other ‘finds’ he may have there as well.. Belfry is a real small town, ‘n their HS team is called The Bats, taken from ‘Bats in the Belfry’; I’ve passed thru it more than once going to ‘n from Wyoming.. 【ツ】

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  6. DT

    “delivery wagon with windows” all righty then

  7. geomechs geomechs Member

    They always seem to end up with the engine missing. Fortunately (and I’m assuming that the original was a 283) there are lots of engines out there. I wouldn’t be all that hesitant to drop in a 350, which is almost as boring as the 283 was but it would take you anywhere you wanted to go, and bring you back. Body looks to be in good shape. Too bad my better half doesn’t like wagons…

  8. Howard A Member

    Great find. I had a ’58 Delray 4 door, and it got a lot of attention. With my stoplight drags behind me now, I’d go for economy, and go with the tried and true in-line 6 and a 5 speed, or overdrive automatic. It’s always such a shame to see the glass broken out of it, one of my biggest pet-peeves. It seems 2 door wagons were not as rare as one would think. Many small businesses went this route, but were usually driven hard and used up. Nice piece.

  9. john e.

    I tend to agree on a slight modification of sorts, but looking at it, I am hard pressed to see where other then a paint scheme. ((?))

  10. pontiactivist

    I can see it as a mild custom. 348 3 dueces auto nice stance chrome reverse wheels dual exhaust Tinted glass. Any color combo even two tone. Make a nice shop wagon.

  11. Skip

    You’ve heard me mention my ambulance experiences here and there. In Texas the 1958 Chevy DelRay sedan-delivery ambulances were popular. Two companies built them in TX: Gordon K. Allen Co.,who was the Superior Coach dealer, and Summers Coach, who became founder of the short lived Trinity Coach Co. In my years of ambulance work I got to work out of a couple of nice ’58 Chevys and in ’73 almost had one of the ’58 DelRay ambulances but got beat out of it, and it was one I had gotten to drive years before, and it had been a runner!

  12. Shannon Reeder

    I have one. It’s a fun wagon. Not stock. It’s a daily driver. Pretty cool rare daily driver. You just never see them.

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