When you bought a new car in 1960, you were making a statement. Excessive chrome, wild tail fins and space age interiors were the norm. Pulling that shiny new car into your driveway was sure to be a beacon for jealous neighbors eager to congratulate you on your latest automotive conquest. But what about the guy who came home in a new Rambler American? Now that’s a statement purchase- a boring no frills beige station wagon was the epitome of practicality in a time of excess. You can find this functional little 2 door wagon on Collector Car Ads when the seller is asking $5,000.
When you think of an LTD, you think of one large luxurious boat but did you know that there was an LTD II that was marketed as an intermediate? Only built from 1977-79 the LTD II was the evolution of the discontinued Torino/Gran Torino. Coming in at 219.5 inches it sure doesn’t look like an intermediate but it’s still a full 7.5 inches shorter than the full size LTD. Found on Collector Car Ads this driver quality LTD wagon is listed for $4,600.
How often do you see an Impala wagon loaded with factory options? And how often do you see one both loaded AND original? This 53,000 mile 1962 Impala wagon comes with just about every factory option and while the engine is a modest 283V8 the list of options is impressive making this wagon one comfortable cruiser. Out of Fullerton, California you can see the wagon on Craigslist where it’s listed at $28,000.
Custom painted in University of Montana colors and seemingly as big as the state of Montana itself, this massive Grand Marquis is ready for your next Montana Grizzly tailgate party. Found on Craigslist in Stevensville, Montana you can get your Grizzly party going for just $1,495.
Ordered through ‘AMC’s Diplomatic and Select Customer Program’ on January 10, 1966 this AMC Ambassador 990 is fully documented from day one and all original except for the paint on the tailgate. Located in Spokane, Washington and listed on Cars.com for $16,300 this is one rare and beautiful AMC wagon!
All to often I see a car that has had significant amount of work completed only to cringe at the result. Sometimes it’s a matter of taste; I generally like cars that are for the most part stock, other times it’s a lack of restoration quality and sometimes its just the colors that make me look the other way. This Ebay find 1964 Mercury Colony Park is none of these things. The ‘Silver Blue’ finish is absolutely striking combined with the ‘wood’ applique. A set of period wheels complete with ‘gold lady’ centers give this California wagon that surfer wagon touch and the quality paint job on what was an already solid body means no bodywork surprises should surface.