If you’re interested in old-school station wagons, you might be pleased to learn you can still find some very nice examples listed for sale on Autotrader in good condition. I’ve rounded up five of the nicest old-school station wagons currently listed for sale on the site — all relics from an era when station wagons were more widely accepted than they are now.
The full-size, station wagon version of the Mercury Grand Marquis is this Colony Park model, which is a massive, rear-wheel-drive, body-on-frame wagon with huge proportions. This particular example is finished in red with a red interior, and it’s traveled just 72,000 miles from new. It’s likely the nicest example of a Ford or Mercury wagon from this era that’s currently listed for sale on Autotrader. This wagon is offered by Jim Babish Auto Sales in Pennsylvania for $10,600, which I consider to be a bit of a bargain for a well-preserved relic like this. Find a Mercury Colony Park for sale
This Mercury Sable Wagon is an excellent, pristine example of the third-generation Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable. Painted red with a beige interior, this Sable wagon truly touts excellent condition, which is impressive because very few of these were preserved. This one was only driven sparingly, though, given the condition of the interior and exterior, and the odometer reading of around 58,000 miles. This Sable is offered by Century Motors of South Florida in Pompano Beach for just $3,900. Find a Mercury Sable for sale
The Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser is a full-size wagon that embodies the phrase, "they don’t make them like this anymore." It’s a huge, rear-wheel-drive brute with a massive interior and a thirsty V8 under the hood — nothing even close exists in the modern world. This particular Custom Cruiser is in surprisingly nice shape, and it’s finished in dark red with a red leather interior. It’s also traveled just 55,000 miles from new. The vehicle is currently offered by Select Auto in Omaha for just $8,499, which is a good price for a piece of station wagon history. Find a Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser for sale
The 1987 Toyota Tercel Wagon was a station wagon version of Toyota’s popular Tercel compact car. This particular Tercel Wagon is fitted with AWD, which makes it more desirable for drivers in mountainous areas or places with rough weather. This Tercel is also desirable because of its tremendously low mileage: It’s traveled just 47,300 miles from new, which is rare for a vehicle like this. It’s being offered by New Milford Motors in Connecticut for $11,990. Find a Toyota Tercel for sale
The Volkswagen Quantum is a midsize wagon that preceded the Passat in Volkswagen’s lineup back in the 1980s. Used Quantum models are tremendously uncommon today, as few were made and far fewer were ever saved, but this one is a survivor. It’s offered by a private seller in Ketchum, Idaho, and it’s traveled just 43,000 miles from new, which is a truly amazing number for a vehicle like this. It’s basically impossible to find a Quantum in any condition today, let alone one this nice. This particular Quantum is offered for just $7,500, which I consider a bargain for any Quantum enthusiast looking for a nice example — assuming such people exist. Find a Volkswagen Quantum for sale