Muscle Wagon: 1974 Plymouth Sport Suburban

1974 Plymouth Sport Suburban

I don’t think the words Sport and Suburban fit that well together, but I do like the way it sounds! We’ve actually seen a few station wagons lately that we would call “muscle wagons” and this is another one that definitely earns the title! It’s powered by a 400 cui V8 and has more than enough power to do a burn out. This Plymouth has been in the family since new, but time has finally come to part ways. It has a few flaws, but is in fairly nice shape throughout. I’d love to have this wagon! If you feel the same way I do, you can find it here on eBay in La Porte, Indiana with a current bid of $7,500!

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Comments

  1. dj

    I find it amazing that no one has hacked up the dash for a radio. The owner used a factory Dodge/Chrysler Infinity CD radio out of a late model.

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    • edh

      That’s the best part of this car.

      Station wagons with big engines did not equal muscle car then and shouldn’t now either.

      • Woodie Man

        big speakers in the back too ………jeez..

      • Russ

        I suspect that a 1974 Mopar 400 engine would not have allowed a car like this to do a burnout unless you oiled the tires first. I had a 73 Charger with a 400 2bbl and it would definitely tear up the tires, but add a year of smog equipment and about 700 pounds and I don’t think the result would be the same.

  2. Mimo

    edh I am with you on that, you needed a big engine to move two tons and 18 feet of less than aerodynamic metal.

    I like it, but not a muscle car.

  3. Howard A Member

    Hey, I’ve got to say, this is a really nice looking wagon. While the mags may or may not suit your taste, back in ’74, and even today, this was a fancy car. Before mini-vans, this is what moved families, and ours was no different. The old man had several. These pulled boats, campers, hauled plywood ( as in my old man’s case) you name it, and held up well. Nobody ever thought of saving a wagon. By the time they were ready to be replaced, they were pretty shot, save only for the demo derby. It must be hard to get rid of a car, that the family bought new. I mean, think of all the family stories that could be told. You’d think one of the family would want it. Very nice car, although, thirsty. Maybe 10 mpg. Be a cushy ride though.

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  4. David

    Oh yeah, love it! Cragars made most cars look good. This, or a nice mid-70s Vista Cruiser like my parents had!

  5. B. Anderson

    Id have to say I absolutely love these wagons and only hope to someday get my hands (and feet) on one. As a kid, my parents owned a (1976 I think) Chrysler Town & Country 8 passenger-forest green with typical wood grain sides fitted with a 440 engine and man did it cruise… all six kids included.

  6. Paul R

    My old boss at a garage was a Chrysler fan.
    He would buy wagons new, drive them a few years and then retire them to a parts runner car. All of them got an aftermarket intake and a Holley 4 barrel carb.. along with headers and turbo muffler dual exhaust soon as they left the new car lot.
    One similar to this one caused me to become partial to the wagons. The 440 would roast the right rear tire and out run most of the hot street cars in town at the time… While feeling like driving a plush sofa with a steering wheel.

  7. mike england

    i love the wagon i grew up with the wagon & i wish i could give one the same year 74 back to my dad we had to leave our 74 plymouth wagon in germany when we were over there in summer 82- summer 86.I know he didn’t want to leave it there and the wagon in this picture is the same except color the one in this picture is gold the one we had was brown with tan inside

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