Market Finds: Get Yourself an Oddball Station Wagon

Get Yourself an Oddball Station Wagon

Petrolicious Productions 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

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

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?


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.