Perhaps the most ominous sign of the death of station wagons in the U.S. was Volvo’s announcement last year that they would no longer be selling station wagons in the States. Volvo wagons were the ubiquitous symbol of suburban practicality during the 1980’s only to be slowly overtaken by today’s suburban symbol: the minivan.
Found on Ebay with no reserve, This 1983 Volvo 250 DL station wagon has just 46,125 original miles. A look at the history report shows that it was driven just 18,667 miles from 1983 through 2006. A base level wagon, the Volvo comes with a 4 cylinder, 4-speed powerplant that is described as smooth and powerful. The seller states that the exterior is in excellent original condition with no major dents or dings. The interior also looks excellent with no visible wear seen in the photos.
Update: 1/18/2012: Car sold for $5,905.