Which Wheels: 1955 Dodge Coronet Sierra Wagon – SOLD!
May 5, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “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.
Dodge redesigned its entire lineup for the 1955 model year and the top-of-the-line station wagon they offered was the V8-powered Sierra such as this driver-quality example we just came across in April 2021 on Craigslist in New Market, Alabama (Huntsville). Offered at $13,000 currently, comparing that price against the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the private seller has their vintage Dodge priced between this guide’s #4 “Fair” estimate of $9,200 and its #3 “Good” appraisal of $17,900. By contrast, the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a second data point confirms this private seller has their Sierra priced two dollars less than the #3 “Good” estimate of $13,200, assuming this car features the standard two-barrel version of the 270 cubic inch V8.
By 1954, Chrysler was on the ropes fighting for its post-war survival as the dowdy styling of its early fifties cars simply did not resonate with consumers, and consequently, sales suffered. Desperate for a turnaround, Chrysler borrowed $250 Million dollars from Prudential to finance expansion and updating of the outdated styling of their car lines. Chrysler’s designers leveraged this cash to develop an all-new lineup for 1955.
Dodge introduced its all-new-for 1955 Coronet line-up featuring a longer 120-inch wheelbase and 212.1-inch overall length. While the new cars shared their basic mechanicals with the DeSoto Custom, the Dodge’s styling was much more distinct. These turn-around cars lasted through the 1956 model year before being replaced by the all-new-for 1957 “Forward Look” line. While the Coronet and Suburban wagon were the base models, buyers could step to standard V8 power by choosing the Royal or its station wagon counterpart, the Sierra.
The Cars & Stripes YouTube Channel currently features this 1956 Dodge Sierra Wagon Commerical:
While some of the pictures provide feature aftermarket wheels, the seller indicates those are not included as part of the sale. The one question is which 270 cubic inch V8 this car features. Dodge offered three versions that year, so you’ll need to confirm that as well. While we love the rust-free Arizona body and the likely reupholstered interior (the cool patina of the desert-baked exterior likely did not treat the original interior very well), the wiring underneath the dash, said to be part of a 12-volt upgrade, has us a bit nervous as it looks like it’s in need of tidying and securing before seriously cruising begins with this ride.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“$13000 or trade
IF YOU SEE IT I STILL HAVE IT. WILL NOT ANSWER STILL AVAILABLE
Runs and drives
Rust free Arizona car
270 motor runs
Factory 2 speed transmission
All trim is there and looks great.
All glass is good except for the windshield and drivers side door glass
Will come with a new windshield and gasket
Has been converted to 12 volts with all new wiring
New front disc brake conversion
Interior has been redone
Will come on the factory steel wheels
Alabama does not issue titles for cars this old. Will come with a current tag registration in my name and a bill of sale.
Have the Arizona title
May trade for something I like.
DUE To SCAMMERS And SPAM YOU MAY Have To LEAVE A Message And I Will Call You BACK
Will not answer still available or emails.
YOU MUST CALL OR TEXT ME.
Which Wheels: Which wheels (factory or aftermarket) would you prefer keeping on this Dodge Sierra? Comment below and let us know!