Market Finds: Get Yourself an Oddball Station Wagon

Get Yourself an Oddball Station Wagon

By Petrolicious Productions
April 15, 2015

Get yourself an oddball station wagon

There are plenty of vintage Mercedes-Benz and big ol’ American wagons floating around the classifieds each week, so to stand out sellers have to be offering something pretty special. Though we regularly fantasize about buying a typical vintage wagon, there are certainly a number of unconventional models worthy of consideration.

It possible to buy an oddball station wagon at any price point?

The car: 1967 Citroën ID 19 Break

Price: €32,500

Location: Germany

Seller’s Info: Click here

If you’re a fan of pastel paint (as we are), incredible design (yup), and insanely interesting interiors (ditto), it’s difficult to do better than a canary yellow Citroën ID 19 Break. This restored1976 example of the ID is basically the less expensive version of the DS—so no swivelling headlights—but it retains trick load-levelling suspension and the funkiest interior this side of the Citroën Kar-A-Sutra. Ketchup & mustard!

The car: 1949 Bentley Mark VI Wagon

Price: Inquire

Location: Scotts Valley, California

Seller’s Info: Click here

Without a price, it’s easy to let your mind run rampant at how much a very purple 1949 Bentley Mark VI “Woodie” would sell for. With a recent full restoration and absolutely amazing woodwork, this example was originally constructed by the Rippon Brothers of Huddersfield—who were Britain’s oldest coachbuilders. Likely at a price high enough to bring a nice Ferrari home, we maintain that picnics with friends are often more fun than they may seem.

The car: 1961 Chrysler Town & Country Newport

Price: $37,500

Location: Old Bethpage, New York

Seller’s Info: Click here

With lines longer than the queue for Space Mountain, this finned and very Mad Men Chrysler Town & Country Newport is the perfect car to cruise in. Said to be from California, it’s one of just 1,832 for the model year and shows few blemishes and a decent amount of supporting documentation.




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Pete McLachlan
Pete McLachlan
7 years ago

Very nice clamshell doors though, in a horizontal Gullwing-esque sort of way. I like that. If my W187 220 had been this one, I would still own it

Pete McLachlan
Pete McLachlan
7 years ago

The Mercedes is actually a W187 wagon on a coupe chassis with sedan doors. Very interesting in that alone. It looks to be a budget hearse from when Europe was still recovering from WW2. Unless someone with the means and influence commissioned a shooting break?

7 years ago

That Pinto Cruising Wagon is bitchin! I’d be into that.. put it in the “so bad it’s good” category.

My daily driver is actually a late model BMW 3-series wagon. It’s no classic (yet) but it’s just about the best damn “do-everything” car I’ve ever had. AWD, drives like a car, plenty of cargo space. Plenty of power, but also under the radar. They’re almost ubiquitous in Europe, but rarely seen in the US, especially here on the West Coast.