November 13th update – we came across a fresh post for what we think is a very cool older but nicely done ’59 Nash Restomod we first featured on September 4th. While the current caretaker still has the same $25, 000 asking price, oddly he did not add any pictures to his current post, so you can rely on what we still have from the original post. The interior is what really sets this Restomod apart and we feel there is a lot of custom here for $25,000. Good luck with the purchase!
We love this bright red 1959 Rambler American Two Door Wagon Restomod we found here on Craigslist in Skillman, New Jersey earlier this week where the caretaker for the past nine years currently has it listed for $25,000. The NADA Classic, Collectible, Exotic, and Muscle Car Appraisal Guide currently lists the “Low”, “Average”, and “High” value range for stock “Super”-Trimmed examples as $14,050, $23,100, and $42,200, respectively, so it would appear a lot is being offered for the price requested.
The current caretaker reports that his restomod is combination of a rust-free wagon body professional installed on a low mileage 1997 Chevrolet S10 truck chassis completed in 2002. More interesting is the fact this example relies on the S10’s stock 4.3 liter GM Vortec V6 connected to a four-speed 4L60E automatic transmission sending power to a 3.08-equipped rear end. We like that this restomod was built for reliable and economical cruising rather than blunt power.
Even more fascinating is the custom distressed leather interior based on components from a 1999 donor Buick. The seller states that everything was redone during the build, so this interior features a loud modern Alpine stereo as well as a Vintage Air controlled heating and air conditioning system.
While the billet wheels and steering wheel are beginning to look a bit dated, those are easy updates on a vehicle you simply cannot replicate today for $25,000. Despite being completed in 2002, the current owner states there is no rust and the body has only suffered a few minor paint chips over that time. The next caretaker will have a blast driving this to any cruise-in or even just using it as their daily driver. Either way, good luck with the purchase!