Station Wagons

Tin Woody: 1952 Chevrolet Station Wagon

The wood-bodied station wagons, referred to as “Woodies,” wouldn’t be embraced by the major automobile manufacturers until the late 1920s. Ford introduced their first production Woodie in 1929 while it was another 10 years before Chevrolet joined the fray…. more»

Faded Pony: 1974 Ford Pinto Squire Wagon

Government-mandated diving-platform bumpers notwithstanding, this 1974 Ford Pinto Squire wagon looks like a great project. Nice original and restored Squire wagons with these features can and do sell for $15,000 to $25,000 or more at auctions. The seller has… more»

Surf’s Up! 1967 Ford Falcon

The Falcon would become one of the most successful compacts offered by domestic U.S. automakers in the 1960s. Its platform would serve as the launching point for some other best-sellers, like the Mustang and Maverick. Unlike those cars, the… more»

Euro 5-Speed: 1995 Mercedes-Benz E250 Wagon

If you’re a fan of wagons, you likely are already familiar with the W124-chassis Mercedes-Benz longroof. The E-Class wagon variant of this vintage is sought after not only for its reliability, but also its immense practicality thanks to a… more»

Mostly Original and Unrestored 1957 Chevrolet Nomad

The Chevrolet “Tri-fives,” body-on-frame cars built in 1955, ‘56, and ‘57, encompassed two-door sedans, four-door sedans, convertibles, and this: the Nomad. Chevrolet’s entry into the family car space. The Nomad was considered its own model line by Chevrolet, but… more»

5k Genuine Miles? 1978 Ford Country Squire Wagon

With Summer fast approaching, the temptation is there to load the family aboard a classic station wagon and attempt a cross-country journey à la, Clark Griswold, in National Lampoon’s Vacation. The inimitable Mr. Griswold tackled his “horror-day” in the… more»

No Reserve Survivor! 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

A classic car will appear on our desks here at Barn Finds every now and then, and mere words don’t seem enough to describe what the eyes are seeing. That is the case with this 1957 Chevrolet Nomad. Everywhere… more»

Big Barn Find: 1965 Chrysler New Yorker Wagon

Talk about a land barge,  this 1965 Chrysler is one big wagon! We cover Ford and Chevy wagons from time to time on Barn Finds, and some Dodge and Plymouth intermediates too, but this New Yorker wagon is the… more»

Woodgrain Survivor: 1985 Ford Escort Squire

The Ford Escort arrived on the American market in late 1980, for the 1981 model year, as the front-wheel-drive replacement for the aging Pinto. It was initially developed alongside the Mk. 3 European Escort with the idea that it… more»

Spotless Custom: 1955 Chevrolet Nomad

The growth in popularity of classic station wagons means that spotless examples are highly sought. However, the interest ramps up a notch when the vehicle in question is a Tri-Five Nomad. This 1955 model is a real beauty, and… more»

Famous Foxbat: 1960 Jaguar XK150 Shooting Brake

Europe is famous for many things, but they stand apart from their peers for the car community’s love of shooting brakes. You might call it a wagon, but in the case of a one-of-two Jaguar XK150 converted to an… more»

Could You Save This 1957 Chevrolet Nomad?

For many people, nothing better exemplifies the nostalgia of the classic car era than the 1957 Chevy. Coming in 2-door hardtop, sedan, convertible, and 2 and 4-door station wagon forms, the Bel Air trim in particular is at the… more»

Big Block Wagon: 1968 Ford Country Sedan

If you ask the “big-wigs” of the automotive industry, they’ll try to convince you that the family station wagon has come and gone. However, nobody seems to have bothered telling classic car enthusiasts who continue to eagerly snap up… more»

Airport Coach: 1961 Pontiac Catalina Safari

Given the attrition that occurs over 60 years, you don’t see all that many 1961 cars these days. But you almost never see one that was converted into a coach to transport passengers to and from the airport. Such… more»

Hemi Wagon: 1956 Dodge D500 Sierra

Station wagons have come in and out of popularity ever since they were introduced, and right now very few are made – the SUV is the hauler of choice for most people. But back in the 1950s and 1960s… more»

Dual Purpose Hauler: 1959 Volvo PV445 Duett

The utilitarian Volvo PV445 Duett is the granddaddy of today’s luxurious Volvo wagons. It was based on the PV445 chassis that was first available in 1949, using the same engine, front suspension, and front sheet metal as the PV444… more»