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... that once the toys are gone I want an interesting wagon right away. Has to be clean and V8 powered and RWD. A/C is also a must and it has to have some sort of "cool factor" going for it. I have been all over the web in the last few hours and there isn't much out there right now. So, keep your eyes open - I'm looking for some help and all leads are appreciated.

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Late-model LT1 Caprice wagons are cool and inexpensive, and it should be easy to turn it into an Impala SS wagon if you're so inclined.

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Ermm....would it be out of line yet to ask why you are selling everything?  :unsure:

No, not out of line at all. The short answer is that I'm doing it for a host of personal reasons: some financial, some not, some immediate, some future concerns. I just have this strong feeling that being debt free with some cash on hand will be important in the near future.

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Late-model LT1 Caprice wagons are cool and inexpensive, and it should be easy to turn it into an Impala SS wagon if you're so inclined.

This is a real possibility. It would have to be a low mileage car without that nasty woodgrain.

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I think of doing that sometimes... right now I have my eye on a sanitary '87 Monte Carlo CL, charcoal gray, 305, no vinyl top, blackwalls, wire wheel covers. It's at a local used car dealer with "$2950" posted on the windshield.

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I think of doing that sometimes... right now I have my eye on a sanitary '87 Monte Carlo CL, charcoal gray, 305, no vinyl top, blackwalls, wire wheel covers.  It's at a local used car dealer with "$2950" posted on the windshield.

I am always looking even when I have no intention of buying anything. I'm going to enjoy looking knowing I'll be able to buy-in cash. I can have just as much fun with a car that costs $1,500 - $10,000 as one that cost 30k or more.

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IIRC, you've already written off the Magnum and there are only so many V8 RWD wagons I can think of:

BMW 540i wagon

MB E500 wagon

Buick Roadmaster Estate

Chevy Caprice wagon

Not really a wide selection...

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I think of doing that sometimes... right now I have my eye on a sanitary '87 Monte Carlo CL, charcoal gray, 305, no vinyl top, blackwalls, wire wheel covers.  It's at a local used car dealer with "$2950" posted on the windshield.

Was that still of the vintage that had the effed up Chevy small block 305/350 cams? Exercise caution. You still have the 'rado? Does this mean you will be doubling up? That can be costly. I have found that, havind done it twice (Cutlass/Camaro and Cutlass/Regal), it can be an expensive proposition.

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A 540i wagon with the sport package would be very cool - but pricey. I would really love to find an old survivor from the 60's or 70's. and any LT1 B-body wagon without woodgrain is a possible choice.

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Well, the plan would be to buy it, get it sorted if necessary, then sell the truck and use the MC as a daily driver.

Camino, I see one once in a while for sale around here (Caprice). I think they're goodlooking wagons, and very roddable.

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I am always looking even when I have no intention of buying anything.

This is my life. You know, its funny that I look more now that I own a car of my own than I did when I didn't and was looking for my first car. I saw a primo 1995 Buick Regal black/on black with leather and sunroof and 42k miles for sale for $2950 and I want to have it just to have it.

Automobiles are like drugs and I need my fix.

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We're all a little bit like Harry in that regard... yes, I am a car junkie too.

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If you don't get a Roadmaster Estate it had beter be because you've decided on a nice International Harvester Travelall!

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How about an old Vega panel express? This morning I saw an early 70s example (the one with the Camaro style front) and I was surprised at how much I liked it.

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Yeahbut, wildman, who wants to grind off all those rivets from the moldings that edge the woodgrain?

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Camino: That thing's gorgeous! Just one thing, though; how do they figure it's a LeSabre Estate Wagon? I thought Buick had two wagons in 1970: The smaller Skylark Sport Wagon with a 350 and the big one with the 455 would be an Electra Estate Wagon. I could be wrong, though. Was the 455 even offered in the LeSabre in 1970?

Also, if you want a classic wagon, you can't go wrong with a '70-'72 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser! A co-worker of mine also has a neat '65 Chevrolet Bel Air station wagon, but good luck trying to find one for yourself!

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Damn... whoa, that is one nice wagon, Camino! I love that thing! I also love the little white '65 Corsa on the same page... sigh.

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In 1970 I think you could get a 455 in just about any Buick. A Vista Cruiser would be ok as well or a Caprice of the same vintage. The Holy Grail for me would be the right Chevelle wagon - but it has to be the right one as I'm really picky with Chevelles.

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Would you consider the handy-sized '78-'83 Malibu wagon? Those can be made very nice as well.

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