O.K. so it has a transplanted Chevy engine but it that doesn’t bother you this is a very nice Chieftain wagon. Not an all out woodie, but it does have a nice amount of wood ornamentation without the maintenance. Found on Hemmings and priced at $22,500, the seller calls the car “absolutely mint” with a nice interior and no rust anywhere. The engine is a 305 Chevy and the car has been upgraded to 12 volts. He even says he will throw in a 60’s era surfboard and water skis.
The cousin of the Chevy Nomad and just as beautiful the Pontiac Safari was a shining example of of the all new GM fleet for 1955. This Pontiac Safari found on Collector Car Ads and priced at $45,999 was just the 27th built out of the 3,760 produced that year. Everything on this car has been rebuilt with high quality including the 287 engine.
Found on Ebay with a buy it now price of $39,900, this Chieftain wagon looks like a real head turner. Perfect for a trip to the beach or a country drive, the roomy wagon comes with an in-line 8 with plenty of torque and a 4 speed hydra-matic automatic transmission. Given the rarity of this car and the cost it would take to restore one if you could find one, the $39,900 asking price seems fair.