Station Wagons

58k Original Miles: 1981 AMC Eagle Limited Station Wagon

Regular readers will be aware of my admiration for AMC. It was a minnow that swam within a school of sharks, achieving some genuinely interesting and exciting results on a minimal budget. No vehicle better personifies (autofies?) its achievements… more»

40k-Mile Survivor: 1991 Chevrolet Caprice Station Wagon

The Chevrolet Caprice was one of those cars that continued to hang on with full-size wagon availability long after the minivan took the world by storm in 1984, and surprisingly it lasted another five model years after this 1991… more»

23K-Mile One Family 1977 Plymouth Volare Wagon

If you’re of a certain age, you can’t help but have the “Volare” song in your head every time we see a Plymouth Volare here on Barn Finds. “Volare, oh oh – Cantare, oh oh oh oh…” This time… more»

Low Mileage Survivor! 1980 AMC Pacer Wagon

Before we launch into a review of AMC’s Pacer, let’s establish a modicum of credibility for a car that doesn’t always get the respect it deserves. First, Brigitte Bardot owned a Pacer, a wagon version complete with faux wood… more»

California Wagon: 1978 Mercury Marquis 400 V8

“Woodgrain, or not woodgrain, that is the question”, to paraphrase Bill Shakespeare, who I’m just assuming would have been a big fan of full-sized Mercury station wagons. The seller has beautifully presented this 1978 Mercury Marquis Wagon here on… more»

Woodie Wagon: 1969 Ford Torino Squire

Who remembers the “Woodie” wagons of the 1940s and 1950s, when they made station wagon bodies out of real wood? They got too expensive to produce and maintain, so cheaper steel-bodied wagons became the thing. But they kept their… more»

Nomad’s Cousin: 1956 Pontiac Star Chief Safari

In 1955, Chevrolet introduced a new “sport wagon” known as the Bel Air Nomad. Though there was a lot of fanfare at the time, it didn’t equate to big sales numbers and the Nomad went away after 1957. Less… more»

45k Mile 1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Wagon

This 1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria proves that a classic Station Wagon doesn’t need to be particularly old to generate significant buyer interest. It isn’t perfect, but it is a dry-climate survivor that a new owner could preserve or… more»

One Family Owned: 1983 AMC Eagle Wagon

Finding a classic car with a known ownership history is desirable, but the thought that the vehicle in your sights has been part of the same family for forty years can prove irresistible. That is the story of this… more»

No Reserve: 1977 Ford Pinto Squire Station Wagon

One attraction of the classic car scene is the diversity of taste. A vehicle that doesn’t appeal to one enthusiast will readily appear on another’s “must-have” list. That is undoubtedly the case with this 1977 Ford Pinto Squire Station… more»

No Nomad: 1955 Chevrolet 150 Wagon

When it comes to Chevrolet two-door station wagons, the stylish 1955 Nomad is the 800 lb. gorilla in the enthusiast’s realm. Stylish and collectible, the 68-year-old icon still grabs major attention. But the Nomad wasn’t the only two-door game… more»

Field of Dreams: Everything Under the Sun!

Yates Center, Kansas seems to be the gathering place for old cars to die. That little town is at the crossroads of US-54 and US-75 in the eastern portion of the state. In a salvage yard there lies an… more»

400/4-Speed: 1967 Pontiac Executive Safari Station Wagon

Owning a classic Station Wagon often means accepting a compromise between practicality and performance. However, this 1967 Pontiac Executive Safari demonstrates that need not always be the case. It is a solid vehicle requiring a light cosmetic restoration to… more»

Attention Patina Fans! 1957 Pontiac Super Chief

In 1955-57, the Pontiac Chieftain used the same platform as the “Tri-Five” Chevies, though the sales numbers were less. In 1957, the Super Chief was introduced as a top trim level on the Chieftain, making it roughly equal to… more»

Resto Bill Out of Sight: 1989 Pontiac Safari

From 1955 to 1989, Pontiac produced and sold a line of station wagons called the Safari. One of the last of these, a 1989, has turned up in a tip thanks to PRA4SNW. It’s currently in Las Vegas, and… more»

Two Doors and a V8: 1955 Ford Ranch Wagon

In production from 1952 to 1974, the Ranch Wagon was usually Ford’s entry-level, full-size station wagon. But in 1955 it was also available in Custom trim, putting it closer to the Country Sedan and Country Squire in terms of… more»