It’s no secret that I have a penchant for wagons, and this beast ticks all the right boxes: woodgrain that doesn’t dominate the styling and actually fits the body, super cool hidden headlights and a great grille treatment, pea green 9-passenger interior, goofy instrumentation, and single-digit MPG. These “fuselage” body Mopars were actually pretty advanced for their time, and handle pretty well despite their obvious girth. The styling is obviously of the time, but is actually still pretty modern looking. It would be preferable if this thing had a big-block V8, since fuel economy isn’t your concern if you’re driving this and the extra grunt would be helpful, but let’s face it – under $5K for a Brady Bunch time capsule like this is probably a steal if it looks as nice in person as it does in the pictures. Pack the cooler, load up the kids, and head West.
October 3, 2011
As Seen on Craigslist – 1972 Dodge Monaco Wagon