Continuing on with British Week Wagon Wednesday, and let’s say you found a classic British Car in need of some restoration, and you have to tow it home, what are you going to do? You have three options:
1) You could call a tow truck, and if it less than 100 miles to your home, you could use AAA.
2) You could call a friend who owns one of those gigantic Ford, Ram, or Chevrolet Pickup Trucks with a trailer.
3) You could purchase a classically beautiful American Wood Paneled Wagon with trailer to tow your prize home.
Each has their advantages, but a classically beautiful British hulk deserves more than being thrown on a Tow Truck, or being manhandled by a bruising pickup truck. No, your rotting British Piece-O-Crap deserves to be towed home with some grace only befitting a lady in waiting, equally at home in the countryside, while still being able to run when it rains. Like one of these Affordable, and American Estates.
I want to start off with this 1987 Chevrolet Caprice
Classic Estate Wagon. According to the listing:
Owned, loved, and maintained by one responsible, older couple, this Caprice Estate wagon is truly a grand example of the station wagon most people remember from their past. Purchased from E-Z Davies Chevrolet in Redwood City, California, and operated in the Portola Valley in beautiful California, you can rest assured this car is rust free and in solid shape. The wagon for being 23 years old is in great shape. All of the power options function properly, the air conditioning cools nicely, brakes, tires, belts and hoses are all in good shape. The Oldsmobile 307 purrs smoothly at 123,000 miles and the ride quality is just outstanding. The transmission shifts smoothly. The interior is clean, odor free, and spacious.
The fender over the wheel opening on the front left side has some fading and the right rear lower quarter panel has a small dent. The rear bumper is slightly out of adjustment as well. The windshield has a small rock chip that has been sealed already. This car has been thoroughly inspected for safety and operation by a local repair facility and will come with a California Smog certificate if sold in California. Recent work done includes a new catalytic converter, new egr valve, new oxygen sensor, vacuum lines replaced, and a carburetor adjustment. This car comes with a custom high quality car cover as well.
A True California Survivor, and offered at $4,000. See the Hemmings Listing here.
To counter this West Coast Chevy, I want to point out a nearly identical one located on the East Coast. This is also a 1987 Chevrolet Caprice
Classic Estate Wagon, this time finished in Blue. Other than location, this Caprice is almost identical to the White one, but I will let the dealer do the description:
LOADED 59K one owner miles runs and drives excellent. This car is rust free. The interior is in good shape and everything works.
Optional Accessories: AM/FM, Air Conditioning, Cassette, Cloth, Cruise Control, Limited Slip Rear, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows, Tilt Wheel, Tinted Windows, Towing Package.
With less than 60,000 miles, this car has an asking price that is only $4,995! See the Hemmings Listing here.
Our last car is considerably older than these two Chevys, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t tow your Prized British Classic home. It is a 1974 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon, with only 26,640 miles on the clock. According to the listing:
1974 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon. 440 Auto, Cruise, Tilt, P/S, Power Disc Brakes, A/C, Power Windows, Power Seats etc.etc. Car Has 3 Fender Tags. Has window sticker, build sheet, dealer invoice etc. Everything works.
This car was on display at Owls Head Museum and that’s where it came from. This is a super clean car, inside and out. Rust Free. Black paint with wood grain sides. New inspection sticker and temporary plates are available. Drive anywhere.
With a Malaise Era 440, this Queen of the highways can tow your piece of British Royalty anywhere, and the asking price is only $7,495. See the Hemmings Listing here.
Mixed in with the Lead Image is a Hapless Triumph TR7. That image is from James TwoRow’s Flickr Set.