Stylish 9 Seater: 1958 Dodge Sierra Wagon

A classy and stylish station wagon is often a dream come true for many of us, especially when equipped with a factory V8. Appearing like a derelict field find, this ’58 Dodge Sierra is a runner but not quite a driver. If you are in the market for a unique V8 powered wagon, this may very well be your calling. This 9 seater is offered up for $6,500. Take a look at it here on craigslist out of Bakersfield, California.

With a short description and few photos, there is not much to figure out about the engine bay or the interior. The window glass is intact, and you can clearly see that there is an interior present, but unfortunately you can’t tell the condition of the interior. Also the engine bay isn’t shown, but the seller says this is a V8 powered car, which should be a 361 cube V8. Also we know that it runs, but little else is known. Being a California car I would guess that the brake system needs an overhaul, as well as any other rubber components.

Faded with plenty of surface rust, this wagon has some blemishes but overall has a manageable appearance. The worst of the body is a dented passenger front fender, and what appears to be a missing panel for the passenger rear quarter. It would seem that these wagons have a removable panel for accessing the spare tire. Rot seems to be a minimal concern in this wagon as the only visible rot is in the tailgate, which looks to be minimal with a couple of tiny holes present. These heavily styled Mopar wagons always draw attention, and this Sierra could be a great project for someone. Would you take a chance on this stylish wagon?

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Comments

  1. Ben T. Spanner

    My first car was a 1957 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 2 door hardtop. It was the lighter of these two greens over white. This is probably a 318. Mechnical systems should be realtively simple to sort.

    Lots of upholstery and paint work. $6500 plus refurbishing will add up quickly.

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  2. david giotta

    I owned this model when i was a senior in college.(1966). My parent’s friend owned it and sold it to me for$100. It had matching dents in both sides in the doors where the previous owner drove into his garage and hit snow shovels. Yes, both sides. The starter button acted up after a while. In order to start it I had to push all the buttons first. We had a load of fun with that car. Since we were close to NY I would pile a bunch of frat bros in and head into the city for some nickel beers. I kept that car until i traded it in on my first new car- a 66 LeMans.

  3. packrat

    Bakersfield is where I got my ’57 Plymouth lo these many years ago. These things are still high and dry out in the Bakersfield desert. You might see if there is some wiggle room on the price, but having one of these rust (through) free will save you a bit of trouble.

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  4. packrat

    Bakersfield is where I got my ’57 Plymouth lo these many years ago. These things are still high and dry out in the Bakersfield desert. You might see if there is some wiggle room on the price, but having one of these rust (through) free will save you a bit of trouble.

  5. Whippeteer

    I hope they still have the panel for the spare. That would be one tough piece to find. Here’s a picture of what the spare looks like. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/36/25/9c/36259c99b6644996ba623f5930104fd3–mexicans-sierra.jpg

    • Kevin McCabe

      Absolutely right. Not having the spare tire cover is a major reality check, at least for me. But somebody’s bought it, the listing is down already.

  6. Dick Johnson

    The spare panel could hold all kinds of surprises. A park ranger at RMNP at Morain Basin told the attendees at the ampitheater that the Rockies had reported several sightings of rattle snakes at the campground.

    Seems that they hitched a ride in a 58 Plymouth’s spare tire panel. Gotta love those wagons. We had several. At least our 59 had a tire well.

  7. Mountainwoodie

    Admittedly a now rarely seen wagon. By the looks of it, it’s been ignored and left to bake. Now its magically worth 6500 bucks! Alchemy I tell you

  8. stillrunners LAWRENCE Member

    Should be – a 361 ? What reference books are you reading ? Maybe a poly 318 or for the first year B-motor….a 350 for 1958…..361’s would appear later.

    • KKW

      That’s right. The 361, 383, and 413 all arrived in 1959.

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    • EdP

      The 350 & 361 was available at Dodge & Desoto for ‘58. Only the 350 was available at Plymouth.

      • KarlS

        Correct. Dodge was always one year ahead of Plymouth in the “B” block competition. In ’59, Dodge went to a 383 while Plymouth went to the 361 that Dodge had in ’58.

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      • KKW

        I stand corrected on the 361. Don’t really understand B blocks and poly motors and all that confusion, I’ll stick with my old Fords, much simpler.

  9. Davey

    Too much for a car in this cond.

    • Brian

      I disagree. That car was in pretty good shape.

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