February 12, 2012

Once You Have Black: OG 1964 Chrysler New Yorker Wagon



I mean, Friday morning, literally within minutes of finding a great-looking 2006 Scion xB, practically unused-- a parking garage find, if you will--DT reader and senior wagon correspondent jjdaddy-o sends me this craigslist ad from Menlo Park.


I rubbed my eyes in disbelief. I checked the Greek MOPAR chorus at bringatrailer.com to see if it was real. But it hadn't even turned up there yet.


I tried to figure out how I might go about changing my life, and my family's life, in order to be worthy of this car.


And then finally, it did show up on BaT, and it was not just me. 98 comments of such universal awesomeness and praise, I've never seen such a response.


A 1964 Chrysler New Yorker wagon, 109,000 documented miles, being sold by the original owner, who has kept it in utterly amazing original condition, from the unibody construction as solid as a battleship, to the carpets clean enough to eat off of. [OK, that might be a little gross, but still.] Pillarless window, third row seat, icy A/C, that headliner! That roofrack! Just incredible from stem to stern. And asking only $25,000. Those nameplates alone are worth that much.


I have decided that the absence of seat belts is going to be my feeble rationale for not buying it. What your excuse is, I really have no idea.

One owner 1964 Chrysler Wagon, $25,000 [sfbay.craigslist.org via dt wagon tormentor in chief, jjdaddy-o]
1-owner survivor: 1964 Chrysler New Yorker wagon [bringatrailer.com]

1 Comment

A friendly reminder that there was an era in our history when station wagons were the coolest thing around. Beautiful.

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