Speed Shifter: 1957 Dodge Suburban Two-Door Wagon – Sold?

by | Apr 2022 | Classifinds, Wagon Wednesday

May 17, 2022, 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 an updated listing. 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.

April 8, 2022 Update The private seller just replaced their expiring Craigslist ad with a fresh listing. While the pictures and description continue to remain the same, the seller reduced their asking price by a substantial seven thousand dollars.  That price cut reduced the seller’s ask from $29,500 to $22,500.

March 20, 2022 Update – The private seller just replaced their expiring Craigslist ad with a fresh listing. In it, the asking price, pictures, and description continue to remain the same.

February 11, 2022 Update – The private seller replaced their expiring Craigslist ad with a fresh listing. In it, the asking price, pictures, and description all remain the same.

It’s no secret the “Suburban” brand name is synonymous with a certain Chevrolet truck-based wagon. Back in the 1950s, however, Chrysler used the term as a sub-brand on their station wagon models before the lawyers got involved. Enthusiasts who already knew that fact likely believes it only applied to Plymouth models, however, Chrysler also attached it to their 1957 Dodge Coronet two-door wagon like this one originally listed in January 2022 on Craigslist.

Currently offered for $29,500, comparing that price to the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $18,550 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $26,700.

Chrysler introduced Virgil Exner’s “forward look” design in 1955 that continued to feature improved design elements by 1957. The big news that year was the introduction of a new automatic transmission, three-speed TorqueFlite. Both PowerFlite and TorqueFlite were controlled by mechanical push-buttons located on the dashboard.  Other changes included the addition of the Torsion-Aire Ride (torsion bar) front suspension and a heavy-duty suspension with heavy-duty shock absorbers and a heavy-duty leaf-sprung rear. A padded dash was optional.

The US Auto Industry YouTube Channel features this 1957 Dodge Commercial:

We note that on this 1957 Dodge Coronet Suburban two-door wagon, this car’s mechanical dash buttons gave way to what appears to be a floor-mounted B&M QuickSilver aftermarket shifter. That combined with black velour reupholstered seats has us convinced this yellow and black California car received at least an interior refresh in either the 1980s or 1990s. While the body overall appears to be very rust-free, we do note some corrosion bubbling through on the tailgate.  You’ll need to confirm with the seller whether the faded yellow and black exterior paint is in fact the factory finish.

If you are serious about buying this 1957 Dodge Suburban, you can start the conversation by calling the seller at (714) 986-6225.  When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their Dodge Suburban featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1957 Dodge Suburban
2 door wagon
Original California car
very well taken care of solid car
Runs and drives great!
Very rare cool car
Ready for another loving home

Show or go: what would you do with this 1957 Dodge Suburban two-door station wagon?  Comment below and let us know!

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