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FOR SALE - 1956 Pontiac Station Wagon

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Listing our 1956 Pontiac Chieftain 4-Door Station Wagon for sale.

 

Purchased in Spring of 2013 from a dealer in Chicago who acquired it from an estate in Florida.  It is an older restoration which shows well but it is not perfect and we drive it often except over the winter.  The color combo is black over red which is a correct color combination but not the original color of gray over black.  Interior seats are black & white vinyl with a white dash and headliner.  Carpet is black.  The car has radial whitewall tires including the spare and we added a Vintage Air Mark IV under the center dash so it looks like an appropriate add-on and keeps things cool on those hot & humid summer days.  Car runs well, starts right up and will take you wherever you need to go.

 

When was the last time you saw a Pontiac 4-Door wagon especially in this color combo?  We gets lots of attention anywhere we go, it was a hit in 2016 when we did part of Route 66.  I can take additional pictures for those who are interested. 

 

Sadly we need to part ways with the car due to career changes occurring in our lives.

 

The car is located in Coralville, Iowa and the price is $33,000.

 

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What a great car. I'm a wagon guy and I fall in love with every single one. If our experience at the Woodward Dream Cruise this year was any indication, people love to see wagons out doing wagon things. Terrific car!

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Wagons are experiencing a resurgence of interest-

bring back thoughts of your childhood?

or of raising your family?

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Now that I think about it,

Dad had a 1951 Pontiac Tin-Woodie Station Wagon, flathead "6" and hydra-matic with the full-width 3rd seat and a narrower middle-row seat to allow rear access to the back back.

The short middle seat could be removed and the full-width seat moved to the middle row for 6 passengers and more room in the "back back" as the kids called it.

It had two tail light housings where the comparable Chevy only had a single, as I recall. At the same time, I had my 1949 red Pontiac convertible, Straight 8 and 3-on-the-tree.

 

Years later, raising my family, when our second child was born,

a dear and now late friend, Bruce Woodson introduced me to RIchmond (VA) AACA and sold (GAVE) me a 1966 Pontiac Catalina Station Wagon for $1. It was getting water into the oil and his gas station/repair shop couldn't find the issue. I replaced the waterpump and front engine housing since the very loose timing chain had worn awqay the metal at the top which was also the rear portion of the waterpump area - problem solved.

 

Later we had a 1968 Chrysler Town & Country wagon and drove it from Richmond, VA to visit in-laws in New Orleans with both kids and room for a playpen. While there, we sold the Chrysler and bought an extremely low mileage 1971 Citroen D-21 Safari (station wagon), having already owned two other 1967 Citroen DS-21s, a manual and a DS-21Pallas Citromatic. We later aquired another almost identical '

1971 Citroen wagon, manufactured one week later than our first, but with significant factory upgrades such as A/C intake through slots in the front bumper and A/C condensers exhausting their heated air into the wheelwells so as to not add heat to the radiator. A 1966 Citroen Safari also joined our stable for a time, but was passed on to an enthusiats in Mississippi. The two 1971 Citroens eventually went to a gentleman very active on this FORUM.

 

Wow ! Six wagons I hadn't thought about in a while,

and wife's family once had a Ford Country Squire(?) wagon to haul weekend and Fishing stuff back and forth between New Orleans and Grand Isle, Louisiana.

 

 

More recent replacements to the succession of station wagons include four (4) Chevy Suburbans and a Ford Excursion.

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Marty, I learned to drive in my dad's '55 Chev 'Wagon. Then came the'62 Chev  'wagon. Real fond memories of each. You just can't beat the "back seat" of a  'Wagon !    -   Carl 

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How are the ebay listings going?   There is no interest from this forum, so I assume you are marketing it in the old car marketplace, which would be ebay, possible dealers on consignment, craigs list (yecch) or other markets?  Maybe try an auction. 

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