Vintage mercedes 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
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
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
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.