Continuing on with Wagon Wednesday, these two Craigslist postings landed in out in-box here at Hooniverse HQ. Since we devote at least one day of the week for odd-ball wagons, they were perfectly timed to showcase. One is a 1966 Dodge Dart Wagon, the last year you could get a wagon body on a Dart. The other is a 1957 Chevy 2-Door Wagon with issues. So, what would you do with them?
The Dart Wagon is equipped with the Slant Six, and a three-speed manual with a column shift. That alone should get your attention, but there is a problem:
A prospective buyer pointed out that there is quite a lot of gas in the engine oil, and in addition to the obvious rust problems, the floor pans are also in trouble. This is a major project and may not be safe to drive without some work on the engine at least. I don’t want to hide anything, you should know what you’re getting, I just need to get rid of this car, maybe it is just good for parts??? $750 takes it home, including all the extra stuff. If still no interest after a few weeks it will go to the salvage yard!
This is within LeMons budgetary limitations, and it would make a glorious IOE contender, if the engine doesn’t blow up first. Since this is the last year for a Dart Wagon, is it worth fixing and using as a daily driver? See the listing here.
The next wagon is a 1957 Chevrolet 150 2-Door Wagon, equipped with a six-cylinder and a three-speed manual. They didn’t get more basic than this in 1957, but it has some rust issues:
I have a 57 Chevy Handyman Wagon. NO— It is NOT a Nomad. This was Chevy’s basic model. Mine is a 6 cylinder with 3-speed trans. An original unrestored car that sat a long time.. It runs very well, has great floors and rockers EXCEPT the right rear 1/4 in front of the wheel opening and up along the bottom of the right rear side windows. The car sat next to a hedge and had debris that caused problems in this area. Interior is totally complete and original. I have all FIVE original 57 Chev wheels and dog-dish hub caps. Glass is all good, spare tire well is solid, very good tail gate. Can be driven right now.. BUT registration is in non-op status.
The asking price for this car is $6,500, which seems a bit steep. The seller also displayed a bit of frustration in selling this car using Craigslist:
I get so much scam email– hard to decide who gets a reply…. WOW!!! Not Good At All! — But one guy called and left voicemail for me to call back– I called back and his mailbox was full—— GEEZ, If you want a call, ya gotta have space for a message.. So, best you just email me with your questions, I will reply by email so no phone tag! Due to internet scams, PLEASE include your name and contact info with email. If the add is gone, the car is gone……
Preach it Brother…. See the listing here.