Dire Wolf 2: 1973 Chrysler Town and Country 6-Passenger Station Wagon – NOW $7,500

Jul 2020 | Classifinds, Wagon Wednesday

July 15th Update: When we first featured this unique wood panel delete 1973 Chrysler Town & Country in January, the current caretaker offered their six passenger wagon for a very optimistic $13,000 which they quickly lowered one month later to $9,500.  Fast forward another five months and we just discovered this fresh listing with a completely different set of pictures and a lowered asking price of $7,500.  You’ll have to ask why there are what appear to be New York plates on this Maryland based car.  We’ve updated the links and the pictures below.

February 19th Update:  the 1973 Chrysler Town & Country station wagon we first featured on January 22 is still for sale however over the weekend the seller updated his posting with a $3,500 price reduction to where they are now asking a much more realistic $9,500.  Good luck with the purchase!

Dire Wolf: because its 4,900 pounds of sin. That’s what the children of this self-described “100% Mopar” family call this 1973 Chrysler Six Passenger Town & Country wagon still listed  here on Craigslist in northern Baltimore City (near Homeland and Roland Park), Maryland with the latest asking price of $7,500, which is down from the original ask of $13,000. Researching the NADA Guides Online Classic Car Valuation Tool confirms the revised asking price now falls within the “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range of $3,100, $5,000, and $9,700, respectively.  If you are serious about purchasing this relatively rare full-size Chrysler station wagon, you can start the conversation by e-mailing the seller here and when you do please remember to mention you saw their Dire Wolf featured here on GuysWithRides.com

1973 turned out to be the final year for Chrysler’s popular “fuselage design” styling first introduced for the 1969 model year on its full-size line-up.  As in the prior generation, all Chrysler Corporation full-sized wagons shared a common greenhouse on a unitized body and chassis with longitudinal front torsion bars, rear leaf springs and a 122 inch wheelbase. Similarly, the wagon’s shorter wheelbase was offset by additional rear overhang that brought the overall length in at just under 225 inches.  While still popular in 1972 for its powerful 440 cubic inch V8, the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo saw sales drop dramatically as these beasts barely managed 10 mpg on the highway.

We love the description this Mopar enthusiast’s description and while not rust-free (based on the lower rock panel pictures provided)  we believe an in-person inspection will confirm the seller’s assessment that his T&C is a solid example.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“This a rarely found solid, complete, running full size MOPAR station wagon. It is a Chrysler Town and Country 6 passenger station wagon in Forest Green Metallic, factory special-ordered with woodgrain-delete.

It is equipped with the 440 cubic inch V8 and now operates with a Holley Street Demon carburetor. Transmission is Torqueflite A-727, and has towing package for up to 7,000 pounds of trailer.

Since we used her as a daily driver, we had her tagged as a Class A passenger car (not historic). She passed Maryland State Inspection in December of 2017.

She has a new headliner via Acme of Long Beach, CA, new heater hoses, and almost all accessories work (power windows, locks, seats all ok; power antenna does not. Stereo with iPod attachment mounted under dash rather than in radio port. New tires. Rear suspension was rebuilt with an eighth leaf added for a slightly firmer than factory ride. A/C works, converted to R-12, but will likely need a recharge. Has roof rack. Sorry, no third seat. The kids call her the Dire Wolf, because she is “4,900 pounds of sin.”

We are a 100% Mopar family who have not owned a “normal” car in ages. We acquired the Wolf in 2017, and are putting her up for sale only because we unexpectedly acquired a 1974 Dodge B-200 project that for various reasons has to take precedence, and don’t really have room for a fourth car. That said, please no lowball offers — we’ll make room for her somehow if it comes down to it!

Do you have a Fuselage-Era Chrysler story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!

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