Single Year Model: 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman

The Chevy Yeoman was a one-year model station wagon based on the low-end Delray passenger car series. Available in two and four-door body styles, the Yeoman was the lowest-priced wagon Chevrolet offered. This non-running edition is said to be a solid southwestern car, but it’s still going to need a lot of work, like rusty floorboards. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, this project is available here on craigslist for $10,500. Thanks for the tip on this one, rex m!

Not only was the Yeoman a one-year nameplate, but the design of the whole Chevy line was also only around for a single model year. Seeing the success that Chrysler was having with its “Forward Look”-styled automobiles, all-new Chevy cars would appear again for 1959, featuring tailfins like its Mopar competition. The Yeoman would be accompanied in the Chevy line-up by the mid-line Brookwood and high-end Nomad, which was no longer a sport wagon but now a snappy family hauler.

The seller’s wagon has a 235 cubic-inch “Blue Flame” inline-six which no longer runs, and no mention is made of why not. The nicest ’58 Yeoman so equipped is probably a $25,000 vehicle, according to Hagerty. Since so few photos are provided, we’ll assume this wagon is going to require major restoration work, which probably will exceed the market value less the cost of acquisition. What would you pay for this wagon, of which about 16,600 were built?

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Comments

  1. bobhess bobhess Member

    No more than 2K if underside photos are provided first. You can buy a lot of interesting,running cars for 10.5K. Tumbleweed stuck in rear bumper is an interesting touch.

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    • Terrry

      If the buyer asks nicely, the seller will probably throw in the tumbleweed.

      Like 4
  2. Bill W.

    another car for sale that needs everything, yet priced like a running, driving car. I’ll keep looking………..

    Like 21
  3. Jay T

    Another one with the decimal point in the wrong location.
    Neat otherwise !

    Like 16
  4. Ken Carney

    I like it! I’d keep it a 6 cylinder by upgrading
    that 6 to either a 250 straight 6 or a 231V-6.
    I’d then use a 700R4 automatic transmission or an M-22 rock crusher 4-speed to take advantage of the extra torque that either one of these engines provide. Since this is a blank canvas, I’d
    make the interior of the car near stock
    and the exterior would be blue with a white
    top and bottom. Or, blank out the rear side
    glass and make a sedan delivery clone.
    The sky’s the limit here. Great find!

    Like 2
  5. Steve Clinton

    Rare hard to find ’58 Yeoman 2 door, but in this condition, not $10,500 rare!

    Like 12
  6. Gary Rhodes

    I’m a sucker for 58 wagons but it’s at least 6k to high

    Like 9
  7. steve

    I have the amount of enthusiasm you’d expect for a car that, 2 minutes ago, I didn’t know existed…
    For the price, its existance is moot…

    Like 5
  8. Dayle Gray

    I looked at this car when they where asking 15k LOL
    just for fun. I have better pics I wish I could load. Needs it all to say the least.

    Like 6
  9. Wd62vette

    If I couldn’t afford a 58 convert. Or 2 dr htp Impala then this would be my next choice. I really like the 58 Yoeman 2 dr wagon. Need more pictures to make a purchase. My riding lawn mower I sold this year had 18 pictures, this car has only 3. If all the interior pieces are there it might be a fair price. No one noticed the one piece bumpers. I like it.

    Like 2
  10. Terrry

    I remember a neighbor had a silver and white Yeoman, with a 6-cylinder Powerglide.. They had the car for several years, I wonder where it is today if it still exists?

    Like 3
  11. pacekid

    Definitely a coolness factor. BUT one would either need a strong emotional commitment, like it was Grandma’s and they remember going to church in it. Or had a lot of time and money they didn’t know what to do with, and of course, also owning a body shop!

    That person might exist, but the price would only warrant it maybe after another 25 years or so.

    Like 3
  12. Johnny

    I remember a man that worked in the mines with my dad. His was a light blue one. Some times he would come to get his daughter after band practice and I,d ride home with them. I can remember the cold-snowy days. We get in and the car had a really good heater in it.

    Like 4
  13. CCFisher

    This is a one-year-only body style, and it’s a trendy two-door wagon. It’s a prime candidate for a restomod or full custom build. I believe that’s where the value lies in this example. The odds of finding another restorable example this complete and solid are slim to none. There may have been over 16,000 built, but the vast majority were driven hard and put to rest many decades ago. Someone looking to dump $100K into a build won’t blink at paying $7000 more than a project car is worth.

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  14. Kenn

    Jeez Louise CCFisher, don’t let Howard A see your comments! Especially the last sentence.

    Like 1
  15. Brian

    I saw one on Facebook marketplace recently. It was a running, driving car and the body didnt look terrible. I seem to remember it was $15000 or so. This one would need at keast $15000 worth of work to bring it to the level of the one i saw listed.

    Like 2
  16. chrlsful

    strategically placed in dappled shade for da pic, no brambles clipped out of the rear bumper – keep it, ur so not interested in a sale. May B price it a lill higher? I bet the CL sez “…motivated seller…” along w/that price…

    Like 2

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