NEW Award 61: 1977 Dodge Aspen Wagon – Sold?
February 23, 2021 Update – while this “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet. For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for updated listings. In the interim, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
No, you read that right: the seller of this nicely optioned, V8-powered, 1977 Dodge Aspen wagon had it originally listed in January 2021 on Craigslist in Charleston, South Carolina for the asking price of $16,500. Candidly, $6,500 would be right in line with the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $4,700 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $7,500. Even the NADA Guides Online Valuation Tool, doesn’t support this private seller’s price as the current ask falls well above this guide’s “High” retail estimate of $12,720. A check of Mecum’s results confirmed the highest amount paid at one of their events was $9,900 and keep in mind that inflated price is padded by the buyer’s premium of ten percent ($900 in this case). With Dodge Aspen’s still not on either Bring A Trailer’s or Hagerty’s Classic Car pricing, we have no choice but to give the seller our latest “NEW!” (short for “No Effin Way!”) Award for asking an overly optimistic price with no data facts to back it up.
While we love the color combination, overall survivor quality, and the fact it’s a nicely optioned V8-powered example, its simply too much money for a Malaise Era Aspen.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1977 Dodge Aspen Wagon
ORIGINAL PAINT like new (no door dings on body on any of the moldings)
Factory V-8, automatic transmission
Power steering, Power disc brakes, factory air-conditioning, ice cold
Cruise control, tinted glass
2 remote control mirrors, rear window defroster, am/fm radio, 60/40 seats with arm rests, new mag wheels and tires, original window sticker and original bill of sale, also a copy of the Georgia title
63,000 original miles, spare tire has never been used, no rust no where.“
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