Diego’s Friday AutoHunter Picks | ClassicCars.com Journal

This week’s Friday AutoHunter Picks are utilitarian in nature. There was a time in many individuals’s lives when a station wagon was like a scarlet letter. Immediately, a wave of nostalgia erupts with wagons, not as a result of they have been higher than we thought however as a result of they’re higher than the minivans and SUVs which have taken over. Not each wagon deserves adoration, however this set is persistently stable. Do you have got a favourite? Inform us!

1956 Chevrolet Nomad
Is there somebody who doesn’t love the Nomad? It was the primary wagon with hardtop styling, however the Nomad was a lot extra in comparison with the hardtop wagons that adopted from the Large Three plus AMC. I actually choose the ’55 because of its radiused rear wheel wells.

However this 1956 Nomad can stand tall because of its strengths, one of the best probably being its monotone paint scheme — in a world of two- and three-toning, formal black and nothing else is a superb look. Plus, this one is powered by a Energy Pack 265, so you have got horsepower to enhance its appears.

1979 Cadillac Wagon
Any Cadillac wagon is fascinating in my ebook as a result of I get pleasure from coachbuilt automobiles. I’m not speaking about hearses or ambulances right here — that is the unique utilitarian Caddy, many years earlier than the Escalade got here to be. Nevertheless, I don’t assume unique homeowners of a lot of these creations had utility in thoughts.

Nonetheless, this 1979 Sedan de Ville d’Magnificence is reportedly considered one of a handful constructed by R.S. Harper Customized Coachbuilders. It’s powered by an enormous 425 V8, the final of the Cadillac torque-monsters. This one wants some TLC however reeks of fashion that the Escalade can’t contact.

1957 Rambler Customized Nation Membership
Ever see a automotive that completely doesn’t curiosity you however the way in which it’s trimmed grabs ya? That’s how I really feel about this Rambler. The colours are fabulous, and the matching inside is icing on the cake. Whereas it’s no finned rocket ship, it represents the Fifties with aplomb.

This Customized Cross Nation is the top-of-the-line wagon (save the hardtop), in order that helps with the attraction. Even the straight-six doesn’t hassle me. However classic wagons can get dear and, though this can be a Rambler, I wager this one will go for many as a result of it’s really a honey.

1959 Pontiac Catalina Safari
The 1959 Pontiac is a powerful contender for one of the best model of the yr because of being Bunkie’s child: superb styling, Extensive-Observe chassis and the introduction of the 389. If you consider the heights Pontiac achieved within the Nineteen Sixties, you may take a look at 1959 and see the place it began.

So, the 347 (a 1957 engine) on this barely modified Catalina Safari wagon is considerably curious to me. If I purchased this, I might drop in a Tri-Energy 389 constructed as much as 420A specs, and my son could be the best child at college once I drop him off.

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