Now THIS is how you do station wagon right! Hemi power, great
bodywork, room for the family, and a low-down stance all make this
1955 Dodge Sierra wagon the coolest thing at the next cruise-in.
The fact that it's also surprisingly affordable and ready to rock
is only icing on the cake.
Wagons are still hot and when you do them right, everyone sits up and notices. This fantastic dark green hauler isn't your mom's grocery-getter anymore, it's been truly made-over to become something more. The green paint keeps it simple, no graphics, stripes, or even fake wood here, just clean sheetmetal that probably costs fortune to restore since there are exactly zero replacement panels available for something like this. The doors fit well, the tailgate closes up tight, and the whole car has a tight, robust look that's hard to articulate but I bet you're getting it right now by looking at the photos. All the original trim is intact, which is remarkable all by itself, and makes this big Dodge look far more expensive than it is. The massive bumpers are mirrored by the split grille up front and we love the stainless side trim that terminates in "Sierra" badges on the rear quarters. And just check out the jet-inspired taillights! Plus you also get those way-cool long boards on the roof, which are secured to a teak rack that's the epitome of station wagon functionality.
The interior sticks largely to the original formula, with bench seats, striking two-tone green and tan vinyl upholstery, and lots of room for everyone. That trick steering wheel is custom made but sure looks like it was born in the 1950s, and it frames all the original gauges which remain fully functional with just a little fading on their faces. Beautiful matching door panels, dark green carpets, and plenty of chrome accents make this interior a great place to spend some time. Like the bodywork, there are signs of use, but can you blame a family for wanting to hit the road in this cool wagon? The only notable modification is the AM/FM/CD stereo system, which is ideal for cruising. As you'd expect, there's a giant cargo area that's nicely finished with matching green carpets, although the painted tailgate shows some wear and tear. After all, who wouldn't want to use this car as intended?
The engine is the hottest V8 on the road in the mid-1950s, Chrysler's 392 cubic inch HEMI V8. That alone transforms this Dodge from mundane to spectacular, but the fact that it's so smooth, torquey, and civilized means someone spent a lot of time tuning it and getting things right. There's a Holley 4-barrel on top of the original intake, along with a Mallory ignition system, so it fires easily and runs great. Bright chrome accents and some fresh engine enamel make the engine bay worth of showing off, although it was obviously built to drive, not sit in a parking lot. It's backed by a factory automatic transmission and rear end, so it'll cruise as well as it did back in the early days of the interstate and with a pair of glasspack mufflers, there's a fantastic V8 burble while you do it. Brakes, steering, and suspension are all stock, so don't think this is some cobbled-together hot rod, and it drives the way the factory intended. Only the flashy Torque Thrust wheels deviate from stock, but they look so good wearing 215/70/15 BFG radials that nobody's going to complain.
This awesome wagon is very easy to love. Comfortable, quick, and ready for just about anything, it's a great way to enjoy a road trip the old-fashioned way. Call today!