Thursday, August 25, 2016

Great Shape: 1972 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon


The classic American body-on-frame family station wagon might not be a fixture at your local auto dealer since the Buick Roadmaster was put to bed after the 1996 model year...but it is a regular feature at car shows and on the mean streets of main street USA.  Find this 1972 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon here on eBay bidding for $6,300 with 2 days to go, located in Princeton Junction, NJ.


 The Chrysler Town & Country was released for the 1940 model year as the world's first wood sided wagon with an all steel roof.  Fast forward a few decades and this fifth generation Town & Country features a sweet fuselage style shape that was typical of Chrysler cars of the era.  Power comes from a 440 cubic inch V8 fed via a 4-barrel carburetor to make 215 (SAE net) horsepower and 310 ft-lbs of torque.



The part that is shocking about this particular car isn't that it is a big wagon, but that it is in impeccable shape for its age and current bidding price.  If the price is anywhere near the current bid when the e-hammer hits the e-gavel, it will be well purchased.


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7 comments:

  1. I get sea-sick just looking at this thing. Seriously, my muscle memory cuts in and I can feel the seems-like-a-full-second delay between steering input and vehicle reaction. None the less, if this is original as claimed, my hat is off to anyone who owned and cared for it over the years.

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  2. I know it is not polite to ask but how much do you weigh?
    Really clean though.

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  3. Not to nit pick, but these cars were not body on frame but "unbody".

    Our family owned a 1972 Dodge Monaco wagon back in the day. With good dampers and tires they drove quite nicely. If you bought it, where would you park it?

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  4. As the predecessor of the Chrysler "stow-and-go" compartments in their mini-vans, this wagon appears to have the optional grab-n-go handles on the back, perfect for the family with two too many kids, or those with their own secret service detail following in a second car.

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  5. This exact car sold on bat last summer for 7600.

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    1. Yep, I was the 2nd highest bidder & even went to see it. He's also got it on Hemmings for $16K. I call BS on the $5K spent on replacing the expendable items. Had I known he was gonna flip it so fast I may have bid higher.

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