NEW! Award 64: 1961 Dodge Pioneer Wagon – Sold?

Mar 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, NEW Award, Wagon Wednesday

March 23, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Never get your heart set on Craigslist ads where the seller writes “Just testing the waters” or “Considering selling.” It often means they aren’t really serious and more than likely they won’t take anything less than what they asking.  That’s what we have in the case of this 1961 Dodge Pioneer six-passenger wagon originally listed in February 2021 on Craigslist in White Mills, Massachusetts (Worcester) for $12,500. With no details, only two exterior pictures, and a natural patina finish, we’re calling this one a Condition #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) and nothing more. Unfortunately, the seller’s current ask is actually $300 higher than the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool’s current #2 “Excellent” estimate of $12,300.  Similarly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the asking price is $3,500 above this guide’s #4 “Fair” estimate of $9,025.  A restored nine-passenger example fetch a high bid of $26,250 last year on Bring A Trailer; today’s example will need a lot more than twelve large to get into a similar condition.  Consequently, this unmotivated seller earns our latest “NEW!” (short for “No Effin Way!) Award for an asking price not aligned with current fact-based market data.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Considering selling my 1961 Dodge Pioneer wagon.

Restore or drive as-is: what would you do with this vintage Dodge Wagon?  Comment below and let us know!


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