Better Brakes: 1959 Dodge Custom Sierra 64K Survivor – SOLD!

by | May 2023 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Wagon Wednesday

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June 15, 2023, 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 us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

When does a low-mileage original classic car cross the line between “Survivor” and “Preserved?”  Often times we ourselves get caught up on whether to label a car as a true survivor or a classic that has been thoughtfully preserved with minor upgrades here and there.  This yellow 1959 Dodge Custom Sierra Wagon, last seen for sale in May 2023 in North Saanich, Washington (Seattle), is a prime example.  While the car features only 64,000 original miles, the seller notes how they upgraded the front brakes from the original drum style to discs. Additionally, they replaced the carpet on what is otherwise an all-original interior.

Last offered for $29,000, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is slightly below the one-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for Dodge Royals of all body styles between 1954 and 1959.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the Custom Sierra featured here:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $21,200 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $30,400 before making adjustments for powertrain and other options.

The 1959 Dodge Sierra station wagon was a true representation of the stylish and extravagant designs that defined the late 1950s. With its sleek and elongated body, the Sierra stood out among other station wagons of its time. Its prominent tailfins and chrome accents added a touch of sophistication, while the panoramic windshield gave it a modern and futuristic look. The Sierra was a spacious and comfortable vehicle, capable of accommodating a large family and their luggage, making it an ideal choice for long road trips.

Under the hood, the 1959 Dodge Sierra offered powerful engine options, including a V8 engine that delivered impressive performance and a smooth driving experience. Its advanced suspension system provided a comfortable ride, even on uneven road surfaces. The Sierra featured a distinctive grille design, showcasing the iconic Dodge emblem and emphasizing the car’s strong presence on the road. Inside, the wagon boasted a spacious cabin with comfortable seating and luxurious finishes, making it a comfortable and stylish choice for both driver and passengers.

The 1959 Dodge Sierra station wagon was a true symbol of the automotive industry’s obsession with style and innovation during the late 1950s. It embodied the spirit of the era, with its bold and eye-catching design elements that set it apart from other vehicles on the road. Even today, the Sierra remains a sought-after classic car for enthusiasts and collectors, a testament to its timeless appeal and the impact it made in the automotive world.

The US Auto Industry YouTube Channel features this 1959 Dodge Commercial:

With only 63,000 original miles, this 1958 Dodge Sierra wagon for sale presents nicely and appears well preserved. If you plan on driving this classic, you’ll appreciate the front disc conversion over the original drum units.

If you are serious about buying this Sierra wagon, you can start the conversation by contacting the seller using the instructions provided in their Craigslist ad.  When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their rare Dodge featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1959 Dodge wagon. 63,000 original miles, 361 4bbl, Sure-Grip posi, push-button trans, PS, PB(converted to disc). The car was in a private collection in Nevada for several decades. Excellent chrome(mostly original), very straight, 7/10 paint, original headliner, door panels, new carpet, and seat covers.

Show or go: What would you do with this 1959 Dodge Sierra wagon for sale?  Please comment below and let us know!

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