Could there be a better name for a 1950’s wagon than the Shopper? Suburban utopia at it’s finest. This rare beauty (271 produced) had an 8 year restoration that was completed in 2003. Found on Ebay, it comes with the original 383 with Torqueflite and dual 36″ glasspacks that should make any shopping trip enjoyable. It also has a few other modern upgrades that inlcude power front disc brakes, an early 1970’s Dodge rear axle, Radial wide whitewalls on 15″ wheels (14″ is stock.), Mopar performance electronic ignition, alternator to replace the original generator, Optima battery and an Edelbrock 4 bbl. carburetor.
The last few years of Packard were not good ones. By 1957 all production had been moved to the Studebaker plant in South Bend and there was no budget for design. Designers had to be creative in trying to turn a Studebaker into a Packard. The result was odd to say the least. The budget was so low that cars weren’t even named. This one is just Packard Station Wagon. These Packards are very rare with only 2,622 models manufactured but the wagon was the rarest model with only 159 produced and only 20 remaining examples. Found on Ebay this Packard comes with A/C (not working) and a hideaway seat. A last gasp of air from the luxury car maker that only 30 years earlier was the best selling luxury make in America.
Tail lights were from the 56 Clipper parts bin. Not to be out-finned, Packard designers grafted a second fin on top of the first.
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We all know the proverbial barn find, well this 58 Cross Country is a prison find. The story goes that the original owner of this beauty ended up in a North Carolina prison for bootlegging. While in prison the owner passed away and the car sat in storage for years. It’s so hard to find pristine original wagons but this one is the real deal. Only 9,000 miles from new this pink and black Nash comes with 3 speed overdrive and a matching teardrop trailer stocked with fishing and camping equipment. Found over at Hemmings, the car and trailer are offered at $42,900