Turquoise Creamsicle: 1957 Chevrolet Two Door Wagon Project – NOW $24,500

Feb 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Wagon Wednesday

February 26, 2021 Update – After several weeks assuming the expired listing without a replacement had sold, we just came across a fresh Craigslist ad here in Aiken, South Carolina for this 1957 Chevrolet Two Door Station Wagon project. With many spare parts included, the lower price makes the car a bit more attractive.  Good luck with the purchase!

February 2, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?”

How to value a running project car with many new parts included in the sale; that is the question.  To this day, it’s not hard to find a Tri-Five (1955-1957) Chevrolet project car in various states of build or restoration.  Our latest example is this 1957 Chevrolet Two-Door station wagon originally listed in December 2020 on Craigslist in Aiken, South Carolina with a claimed $10,000 in new parts and an asking price of $26,000.  Unfortunately, using the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool as a guide confirms the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s current #3 “Good” estimate of $24,125 and the #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $33,275.  Only the next potential buyer can determine whether the claimed rust-free car combined with the rebuilt power train and the $10K in parts included is worth the premium. As long as prices of these fifties Chevys remain stable, there is a lot of potential upside to this project.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1957 Chevy 2 Door Wagon, rust free, over $ 10,000.00 worth of new parts that go with the car, some of the new parts are: complete upholstery (orange and cream), disc brake kit, complete motor steering kit, orange and cream paint. This is just of the new parts there are to many to list. The motor, transmission and rear end have been rebuilt, car drive and runs excellent.

May consider a trade for 1955 – 1959 Chevy short bed pick up.

Restomod or Street Machine: what would you do with this ’57 Chevy project?  Comment below and let us know!


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