Welcome to another edition of Hooniverse Wagon Wednesday. The 2-Door Wagon seems to be popular with the Hoons here at Hooniverse, so I thought I would do a Wagon Wednesday Showdown between three different 2-Door wagons of 1949-1953 vintage. So which one will prove to be the one that tugs on your want-o-meter? The 1949 Plymouth DeLuxe Suburban, or the 1949 Mercury 2-Door Woodie, or the Resto-Mod 1953 Chevrolet 2-Door Longroof.
Lets start out with the Plymouth Suburban, and according to the Listing:
2 Door Wagon Second Series, New paint, Tan cloth interior–all new, Flathead 6 cylinder, 3 speed manual transmission, VERY LOW PRODUCTION!!! A frame up restoration of a rust free western car approximately 2 years ago (no we do not have the receipts–you just have to look at the car and see all that was done). Engine and transmission rebuilt, new brakes, new paint, new interior, chrome and stainless redone. The windshield canopy is stainless steel.
As of this writing, the top bid for this Wagon is $14,001, and the bidding will be done by the time you read this post. So, how much should this car command? Read to eBay listing here.
The Plymouth is beautiful, but this Mercury is absolutely mind blowing. There is something special about these Ford 2-Door Woodies that make them so lustworthy. According to the listing:
WE ARE PROUD TO OFFER THIS RARE 1949 MERCURY WOODIE WAGON. IT RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL FLATHEAD V-8 AND A THREE SPEED ON THE COLUM WITH OVERDRIVE. THE BODY WAS BEAD BLASTED DOWN TO BARE METAL, PRIMED, BASE COAT CLEAR COAT 2 STAGE BLACK PAINT. A NEW INTERIOR WAS INSTALLED AS WELL, ALL NEW CHROME. THIS WOODIE WAS CONVERTED TO A 12 VOLT SYSTEM. A LARGE CUSOM RADIATOR WAS ADDED. THIS IS AN INVESTMENT QUALITY 49 IT WOULD MAKE A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTION OR IT IS SET UP TO DRIVE AND ENJOY.
The Buy-it-Now price for this investment grade Wagon is a heart-stopping $71,400!!!!! Is this Mercury worth the asking price? See the eBay listing here.
The third wagon of this posting is the youngest of the three, though any vehicle that is 58 years old is anything but young. This is a 1953 Chevrolet 2-Door Steel Top (Wood Look) Wagon that has been modified. I will be the first to tell you that “Resto-Mods” are really not my thing, though this one is rather well done. According to the listing:
This custom built 1953 Chevrolet wagon has been equipped with a Heidt’s independent front end with power disc brakes and power rack and pinion steering. The engine is a 350 V8 backed by a turbo 350 automatic transmission and the rear axle is a chevy 10 bolt. The body is nice and straight and the paint looks beautiful. All chrome and stainless look new and all glass and weatherstripping have been replaced with new. The interior has been finished in a very nice white vinyl with yellow piping. The dash looks great with new VDO gauges, alpine CD player and all new chrome. This car also features tilt wheel, air conditioning, cruise control, electric wipers, and new white wall radial tires.
The current bid for this wagon is $25,000, with an unmet reserve. What do you think it will take to mark this car sold? See the eBay listing here.