Suburban Slayer: 1965 Dodge Town Wagon – SOLD!
July 6, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this rare Dodge Town Wagon “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 us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
By the late 1950s, American cars continued to be built lower and wider. Consequently, outdoor enthusiasts needed higher-riding vehicles to go onto more primitive roads. Dodge introduced its Town Wagon in 1956 as a passenger version of the Town Panel Sedan Delivery with rear passenger windows as a competitor to Chevrolet’s Suburban. It had two bench seats and upholstery for a passenger vehicle. We came across a rare example originally listed in June 2021 on Craigslist in Cumberland, Rhode Island that based on its orange-yellow paint may have seen duty as a local school bus when new, but you’ll need to confirm whether that’s true with the seller. Comparing the price of $7,500 against Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #4 “Fair” estimate of $6,425 and its #3 “Good” appraisal of $12,100.
We don’t come across Town Wagons very often and while the school bus yellow paint may not be everyone’s favorite, the finish appears to be present very well. After a complete interior refurbishment and a set of wheels, all the next caretaker needs to do is decide whether to leave the current slant six and three-speed power train in place or put something more powerful in its place.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Selling my 1965 dodge town wagon. 2wd slant 6. 3 on the tree. Been sitting in storage for a long time. Needs a good going through to get back on the road. Carb cleaning, brake master cylinder, and clutch master, but rolls free and body look good. Don’t come across these too often. Had big plans for it but had a couple of other vehicles come arums that are going to occupy my time and won’t have time to tackle this one right now. No trades. Need the room. $7500.“
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