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mlfreeman
Hagerty Employee

Show us your Station Wagon

Congratulations to @DebevecLJ and their 1957 Buick Caballero Estate Wagon
for winning this weeks Station Wagon car show!

 

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Join our virtual car show with this week's theme: Station Wagons.

 

Reply to this post and include:

  • A few photos of your car
  • The car's year, make, and model
  • Your location (Optional)
  • A short write-up about the car’s history or significance to you

 

No car to submit? No problem. Have fun looking at the pictures and reading stories from others. And make sure you “like” your favorites!

 

The reply with the most likes by next Thursday 10 September will win this week’s show - earning unlimited bragging rights and some Hagerty social media love.

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DebevecLJ
New Driver

1957 Buick Caballero Estate Wagon

Summerville, SC

 

I fell in love with this body style after seeing a beautiful example at a national car show in 2009.  I've been looking for one since then, but got really serious after seeing another one at the NSRA Nationals in 2017.  I finally found one of my dream cars and purchased it in June of 2018.  It proved to be a rust free example built in California and found in a barn in eastern Ohio that made its way to Louisiana.  It's currently being transformed into my long distance cruizer that my wife and Iplan to enjoy crisscrossing the United States with.

 

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ecl_hhrss
New Driver

2009 Chevy HHR SS Half panel

Spring Creek NV


My wagon is a 2009 Chevy HHR SS half panel.  The half panel option was available only in 2009 for the SS trim and only 199 of them were built. I had bought a base model LS half panel new in 2008 before the SS was available but always wanted one, and after getting rid of my first one the search started in 2010 for the perfect one. I ended up finding my Aqua blue metallic half panel SS with the even harder to find manual and performance package in 2018 in San Diego, a little over 700 miles away. Told the guy I was flying down there to pick it up and then drove home, to north eastern Nevada, and have loved it since. It now sports a custom true flame paint job, lowered, and getting performance parts to up the horsepower and fun factor of the 4 cylinder turbo engine. 

this is the first picture I took of it on the day I picked it up, and how it sits now.

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Albert
New Driver

Attached are pictures of my 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Limited Station Wagon.  I purchased the car over 10 years ago from a small used car dealer in Seneca Falls, New York.  It had 89,000 miles at purchase and currently has 145,000 miles.  The car turns heads everywhere it goes.  The 260 horsepower LT1 V8 performs flawlessly getting up to 25 miles per gallon on road trips.  We have driven this car 3 times round trip from Buffalo, New York to Orlando, Florida.  It has automatic climate control, dual power leather reclining seats with lumbar, power windows, locks, antenna, AM/FM stereo with cassette player, tilt steering column, tailgate that swings open and drops down, aluminum wheels, power steering and front disc brakes, rear window defogger, gran touring suspension, and traction control.  All options still work as new.  The glass windows in the roof with the luggage rack combined with the vinyl wood exterior trim and white wall tires give the car an outstanding look.  It rides as good as my 4 Cadillac Fleetwood Broughams and is always a pleasure to drive.

It is the second Roadmaster Estate I've owned and this one is the best.  I plan on keeping this car as long as I can drive.

Albert Forster

 

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bobm
Pit Crew

 
Eurowagen
New Driver

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1985 Mercedes Benz 300TD Turbodiesel

 

Location: Baltimore, MD

 

Meet Helga the golden wagon!  Originally a Diplomats car, this W123 wagon is different from the U.S. versions of the same car imported for sale in the late ‘70s to mid ‘80s. Short bumpers, flush headlights, and a rear fog light set it visually different. Helga came with some interesting factory options such as a full underbody rock shield for the engine compartment and transmission, 15 inch wheels with hubcaps, ABS, orthopedic front seats, animal pet gate/privacy shelf, three point cargo anchors, and a rear heater for the two occupants in the third row jump seat.  Ready for the Autobahn or domestic road trips/daily driving, this wagon probably has close to 400K miles on the original drivetrain and is a blast to drive. 

SoupCoup
New Driver

Our wagon is a 1987 AMC Eagle, which was the last year for a true AMC. It was 1 of 612 wagons built  that year. We purchased it from the original owners family in North Bay  Ontario in July  2009. She had  bought it as a "demo" after being driven by the plant manager of Brampton Ont.  assembly plant( same plant that the Dodge Challanger is made now)  for the 1st 6 months & we have documentation to shows that. My wifes family had a 78 Concord when she was 10 that they traded in 82 , which caused her to cry when they left the lot that day without it. We have always liked the underdog or orphan cars or anything that wasn't mainstream, so when we came across the add for the Eagle we knew we had to become its new caretaker.  It had been stored for 10 years when the owner passed, but required very little  to make it road worthy again. Everytime we take it out we get comments such as "what is it?, they had a family member that had 1, wow- the original s.u.v./crossover,geez forgot about them, haven't seen 1 of those in years". It is also a very fun & economical car to drive.FB_IMG_1599324159421.jpgFB_IMG_1599324147761.jpgFB_IMG_1599324117068.jpg

JOEYSAN
New Driver

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I found my 1964 Chevelle Wagon at a Mecum Auction a few years ago. It had some work done to it, but needed more. (Are they ever finished ?).  I loved the Red on Black pallet and the 3rd row seat look, but the solid lifter 327 with the Muncie 4 speed is what makes me love to drive it. 

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JHawk
New Driver

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  • Jim H. Indian Wells CA
  • ‘91 Buick Roadmaster. Owned 16 years. Custom “shaved” two tone exterior, smooth bumpers, one off mesh grille, halo projection headlights, shaved door handles & tailgate, relocated gas filler, modified  Chrome & SS roof rack . Sea Frost Green  & White Pearl. Custom Tan Leather buckets, console with gauges, Custom Chrome  Accents, MBZ Carpet, custom interior thru-out, headliner, dash, billet steering wheel, cargo area, hidden IR audio, amp, subwoofer & digital antenna. AirBags, 16” Dayton Knockoff Wires With WW & Gold Vogues, front disc brakes. Power everything, Automatic, A/C. Finished pinstriped & chromed Engine compartment. Duel pipes. Just bought a Nomad and would like to sell my Wagon. 

mhodges
New Driver

The best ever!
JHawk
New Driver

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 Jim H Indian Wells CA 

‘56 Chevy Nomad. ZZ4 Crate engine w/Holley, Headers, 9” Ford Rearend  and 700r4 trans. Body off restoration, kept as “Stock”  Appearing as possible except running gear and lowered chassis. “Stock”  interior plus leather power seats and Vintage A/C, Classic Instruments -stock style. Custom Autosound Classic Radio w/ digital audio sound system. 

finelinemike
New Driver

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1978 Pacer wagon 6 cyl Auto , A/C 70,000 orig. miles

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New Driver

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Sajeev
Community Manager

VERY neat!  I'm a sucker for brown wagons. 

Robhervey
New Driver

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In 2017 when we first bought the 1956 Country Sedan, we thought we were going to do a mild restoration.  This car was similar to my first car, which was a '55 Ford wagon.  After digging in and finding tons of rust, Scott Bonowski of Hot Rods & Hobbies in Signal Hill, California helped us with a ground-up build to create this sleeper.   The foundation for this "restomod" is an Art Morrison chassis.  It is powered by a Roush 5.0L SR Coyote crate engine, Ford R70W transmission and Ford 9" rear-end.   Since it is intended to be a surf wagon, the headliner follows the tropical theme and the stainless custom racks are great for surfboards.  

FrankB
New Driver

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Here is my 1949 Ford Custom Station (Woodie) Wagon.

I bought it in 2007 and finished restoring it with a lot of help in 2014.

It has won Early Ford V8 Club’s Dearborn Award the two times it was entered.

I have driven it about 3,000 miles over the last six years on nice days including for my daughter’s wedding.

 

 

68GT350
New Driver

I bought this 1965 Olds F-85 4-dr wagon from the original owner of the wagon, my mother, soon after I returned from a tour in Vietnam in early 1971. I took the low mileage dark green beauty to North Carolina to complete my active duty and later return to "finish my education" at Chapel Hill. The wagon quickly saw the addition of Crager 5-spoke mag wheels, '66 GTO bucket seats to replace the original bench, bright 100 watt Halogen bulbs, and Hella dual air horns. Remember the Dual 8-track & Cassette Tape Decks, or the donuts to lower springs? Had'em!

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Photo: 1971 New River Marine Corps Air Station, NC

 

Had this great wagon for about three years and regrettably sold it as needs changed... for about the same $600 I'd paid Mom.😎

Ranchero
New Driver

Bought sight unseen as a phone bidder at an auction in Oklahoma City 7 years ago. I had been looking for a wagon for a couple of years and when a good one becomes available you have to move fast.  I have replaced the engine, rebuilt the power steering and new power front disc and drum rear brakes. It's fun to drive and it always gets a thumbs up.On a driving trip in the UP of Michigan.On a driving trip in the UP of Michigan.

 

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Ranchero
New Driver

 
MikeMerkury
New Driver

1966 Pontiac Laurentian Safari

Two Mountains, Quebec, Canada


We've all seen those classified old car ads. They are the ones with little or no description and terrible photos. If you are like me, you usually skip over them in search of cars for sale with better photos and more detailed descriptions. Andre Saulnier is not like me. He saw an ad for an old blue station wagon with a vague description and terrible photos. What he found is the treasure you see here. This fantastic 1966 Pontiac Laurentian Safari is a true survivor. It might be safe to say that this might be the nicest, most original example in existence. Andre tells us more about finding this beautiful Pontiac:

 

 

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Strangely, my 1966 Pontiac Laurentian story began the day I sold another remarkable car affectionately named “Olive” by my wife. Little did we know that we would miss this rare green 1972 Plymouth Surburban Sport wagon so much. Camaro, Jeep, Challenger, Camino, nothing in the driveway could replace the feeling of driving an old wagon on a deserted back country road with my wife beside me and my 90 years old mother sitting in the back.

 

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Nothing, until my eyes got sight of one ugly, pixelated, blurry picture accompanying a brief description on LesPac, a local classified advertising site.

 

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A few emails and many months later I was standing in a not too far away driveway beside this magnificently preserved 1966 blue beauty astonished to learn that I was the only person who took the time to come and see the car since the ad was up.

 

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This utilitarian wagon was being sold by the son of the one and only owner. Bought to be the “backup” vehicle of the family owned grocery delivery truck, this Pontiac Laurentian was seldomly used since the delivery truck almost never broke.

 

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Pampered and always kept in a gigantic heated garage, this 46,000 miles all original car was driven a few times every summer on sunny Sundays.

 

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Price negotiation was a breeze thanks to the gentleness of the owner and my composed absence of objectivity in the face of such a discovery.

 

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The rest is now history, flatbed car transport and dropping in my driveway, neighbour's jaws dropping, wife first sight eyes popping, mother smiling in my back mirror, Friday local car & coffee with smirking onlookers, and an apple orchard fall last drive.

 

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My Pontiac story is the hardened proof that even today with the millions of people scouring the internet, garage finds and barn finds are still possible to anyone paying attention to unexpired old car ads with ugly pictures and unorthodox description.

 

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MikeMerkury
New Driver

1966 Pontiac Laurentian Safari

Two Mountains, Quebec, Canada

 

We've all seen those classified old car ads. They are the ones with little or no description and terrible photos. If you are like me, you usually skip over them in search of cars for sale with better photos and more detailed descriptions. Andre Saulnier is not like me. He saw an ad for an old blue station wagon with a vague description and terrible photos. What he found is the treasure you see here. This fantastic 1966 Pontiac Laurentian Safari is a true survivor. It might be safe to say that this might be the nicest, most original example in existence. Andre tells us more about finding this beautiful Pontiac :

 

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Strangely, my 1966 Pontiac Laurentian story began the day I sold another remarkable car affectionately named “Olive” by my wife. Little did we know that we would miss this rare green 1972 Plymouth Surburban Sport wagon so much. Camaro, Jeep, Challenger, Camino, nothing in the driveway could replace the feeling of driving an old wagon on a deserted back country road with my wife beside me and my 90 years old mother sitting in the back.

 

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Nothing, until my eyes got sight of one ugly, pixelated, blurry picture accompanying a brief description on LesPac, a local classified advertising site.

 

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A few emails and many months later I was standing in a not too far away driveway beside this magnificently preserved 1966 blue beauty astonished to learn that I was the only person who took the time to come and see the car since the ad was up.

 

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This utilitarian wagon was being sold by the son of the one and only owner. Bought to be the “backup” vehicle of the family owned grocery delivery truck, this Pontiac Laurentian was seldomly used since the delivery truck almost never broke.

 

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Pampered and always kept in a gigantic heated garage, this 46,000 miles all original car was driven a few times every summer on sunny Sundays.

 

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Price negotiation was a breeze thanks to the gentleness of the owner and my composed absence of objectivity in the face of such a discovery.

 

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The rest is now history, flatbed car transport and dropping in my driveway, neighbour's jaws dropping, wife first sight eyes popping, mother smiling in my back mirror, Friday local car & coffee with smirking onlookers, and an apple orchard fall last drive.

 

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My Poncho story is the hardened proof that even today with the millions of people scouring the internet, garage finds and barn finds are still possible to anyone paying attention to unexpired old car ads with ugly pictures and unorthodox description.

 

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JeffB
New Driver

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Chet
Pit Crew

Hi there,

 

I have a 1972 Plymouth Fury Custom Suburban 9 passenger station wagon.

I purchased it from a gentleman I randomly reached found through a old photo found on a internet search. This was a total long-shot but it worked. Turns out- even though I did not know this guy, he turned out to be a totally reliable gentleman from Tasmania who collects 1950's Dodges ( he moved to NM years ago ). After selling a ton of vintage concert T-shirts, records, posters ( all old heavy metal stuff from my childhood ), I PayPal-ed him but could not ship the car for my wife would kill me so it say for like 6 years. About two years ago I shipped it out and have since gotten it running ( hoses, plugs, brakes, new carb, transmission rebuild, fusebox cleaned up, new rear window motor, added some fun Weld wheels ( Black Drag Lites) , Flowmaster SUPER 44's , hedders, dual exhaust and well- it's not something my wife would ride in after many years in the SW climate in fact it's pretty crusty inside but it drives, looks cool and tell me the last time ya saw one- right?  I did have to do some searching and traveling for the rear tailgate window and motor as it was missing when I go the car but that's par for the course.     Trailer hitch was free ( laughing).

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Chet
Pit Crew

Yeap- I have two wagons ( the 72 Plymouth I posted) as well as this one and yes- my wife really was going to shoot me after I snuck this one home one afternoon and stashed it in the garage ( laughing). 

This 1970 Pontiac Catalina was headed for the crusher plus watching too much Roadkill set me into motion so I bought this from a gentleman in NJ for $800 ( that's crazy hugh ) and some would say that was too much but find another - complete for that price.

 

Yes- it does have some rust, needs a bit of frame work, a driver side floor pan, all new exhaust as it was a hurricane Sandy survivor but when one can't touch a 70 Judge- I look at this as the working mans Judge or Big Chief as folks call it.

 

1970 Catalina, 400-v-8, automatic transmission ( I had it rebuilt ), no third seat yet but I am looking. Given that the remainder of the exhaust fell off as I unloaded it after transport to the tranny shop, driving it home was fun to say the least. I don't know IMG_0092.JPGIMG_0086.JPGIMG_0385.JPGIMG_0302.JPGIMG_20180418_180457553_HDR.jpgif people were shocked by the shear size, the look ( this is one of those years that you either love it or hate it ) or the fact that it was so loud driving it home with no exhaust. Either or- I thought it was cool and for $800- how could I say no.  As with my Plymouth- no charge for the trailer hitch ( laughing).

jallen67
New Driver

1967 Ford Country Sedan Station Wagon, with a 390 cubic inch engine. This is the non-wood paneled version of the Country Squire. 

 

This station wagon holds a special place in my heart, as it is the actual vehicle that my parents purchased brand new in 1967 (for $3,500, along with a new $3,000 Oasis camper trailer). Having three children, my parents paid extra to have vinyl seats, which actually cost more than cloth seats at the time. My childhood was spent in this vehicle, traveling around the country pulling the Oasis, and taking yearly summer trips to see relatives in Iowa (keeping in mind this car does not have air conditioning, those were some hot rides!). Long before seat belts were much of a concern, my brother, sister and I would fill our time by playing in the back deck area of the car with the family dog.

 

When my parents bought a new Ford LTD station wagon in 1980, this old '67 was used for years by us three teenagers to drive ourselves and as many of our friends as we could cram into it to school, and away from school! 

 

In 1991, my parents passed the old '67 on to me. It still ran like a champ and the body was perfect, but time, parking outside, and my brother's wild ways had taken a toll. I spent about 10 years and four times the original purchase price slowly restoring the chrome, paint, and vinyl seats and door panels. The picture with my Father, Mother and Sister was taken last year when I took the vehicle to a car show. My Dad had not seen it in years and with the restoration complete, he was in awe at how it looked just like it did when he purchased it 52 years prior (in the interior picture below, you can even see the original floormats!)

 

I hope to someday pass this car on to one of my sons, nieces or nephews, so that it can always remain a one-family owned car!

 

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PKSafari
New Driver

1961 Pontiac Catalina Safari

 

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With a growing family, wanted to find a a good cruiser that would be a good fit for us.  Searched for a Safari for a few years before finding this one.  Original interior, glass, chrome, and motor and one repaint during its lifetime about 25 yrs ago.  Instant hit to say the least. 

 

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Day we brought it home

 

 

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Other than adding new carpet, retains original interior and carpet

 

 

Safety upgrades immediately including disc brakes and belts.  Dog dish caps modified to fit new 15" Wheelsmith wheels to give stock look while clearing the new brakes.  About 7 years into ownership and have continued to enjoy and care for our Safari.  Eventually went through the 389, added a 4 bbl and new cam, and upgraded to a TH400 to be able to reliably tow our '64 Aloha travel trailer.

 

 

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Love the way it puts smiles on people's faces anytime we take it out . . . but the biggest thing for me is how my daughter has called it her wagon for years now.  Think it will always be a keeper.

MichaelG1967
Pit Crew

Here are my 3 stationwagons, 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate, 1973 Ford Country Sedan and a 1985 Dodge Aries Wagon.Here are my 3 stationwagons, 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate, 1973 Ford Country Sedan and a 1985 Dodge Aries Wagon.I’ve had the 85 Dodge since 2014, it’s a factory 4 speed car. The 73 Ford, I’ve had it since 2008. The 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate, I’ve had since 2011.I’ve had the 85 Dodge since 2014, it’s a factory 4 speed car. The 73 Ford, I’ve had it since 2008. The 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate, I’ve had since 2011.Here are my 3 wagons, 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Limited, 1973 Ford Country Sedan and a 1985 Dodge Aries Wagon. I’ve owned the Buick since 2011, the Ford since 2008 and the Dodge since 2014. 

bobm
Pit Crew

You don't have to have the fake woodgrain contact paper on a '96 Roadmaster. This is much better.

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