1978 Dodge Diplomat Chrysler Woody Family Truckster Estate Wagon survivor Az V8
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chrysler
- Model: Town & Country
- SubModel: Wood Panel wagon
- Type: Wagon
- Trim: Diplomat Wagon
- Year: 1978
- Mileage: 126,000
- VIN: GH45G9G104844
- Color: Brown & Faux Wood
- Engine size: 318 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic 3 spd
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1978 Chrysler Town & Country Wood Panel wagon1978 Dodge Diplomat
4dr Estate Wagon
(aka the family truckster)
A real part of Americana, 70s station wagon w/ faux wood
this is one car I really hate to sell. But if we do we do.
Chances of finding another one for around this price.. slim to none.
a buddy of mine has been taking care of this car for his older
customer for about 20 yrs. Until about a yr ago they decide to
park it because she couldnt drive well at her age. Gas in the tank
doesnt smell bad, or for now Im running the car off a small
container of fresh gas under the hood. I may actually connect it back
on Monday and see if all the fuel pump etc is still functional from
the pump back to the tank. After getting fuel to the carb, ithin a
few cranks the car fired right up and idles fine. Ive driven it around
our large parking lot a few times too. Trans and brakes feel okay too.
PS works, C blows and actually feels cold too considering the temps
here have been around 70 during the day.
DONT BID UNLESS YOU HAVE THE FUNDS IN HAND, pparently some people
who use ebay arent smart enough to understand the rules.
So if you have under 10 feedbacks, ll be emailing you if you bid to
make sure you are legit, f we do please reply or we will cancel your bid.
Up for Auction: LOW FAIR RESERVE !!!
These cars are getting harder to find esp in this condition
that are still affordable to most buyers.
DRIVETRAIN: this car has its factory V8 318 and bone stock basically
Under the hood. Was maintained very well for the last 20 yrs (until it
had sat for about a yr now) Motor has no weird smoke or noises coming
from it., uto trans goes into gear fine and brakes work well too.
The car has decent power for its 70s lean burn technology, urprised
me. I expected less power. I think once the fuel system gets sorted out
and its running off the main tank again, ll will be okay for whatever you
decide to do to it. It did get a pack rat under the hood too for a while.
We repaired a few wires to get it up and running again. It wasnt near as
bad as we expected.
INTERIOR: take a look at the pics, his probably has the most wear
and tear on the car, ut keep in mind its 30+ yrs old in Az. But luckily
the car has been garaged most of its life too, o even the dash pad is
good. WHILE IN HIBERNATION the car DID get a few pack rats living inside.
The carpet is old and worn anyways, ut my first suggestion would be to
replace or really clean the floor carpets. Headliner finally started coming
apart too. Front seat has a tear in one of the seams too. Other then all
that, heck out the pics, ost of the interior is very presentable.
I cant get ANY of the PW to move, ut my guess its a power wire or maybe
relay or fuse. Ill try to look into that this week. Ive looked UNDER the front
dash for pack rat wiring damage and could see none, hich was a surprise.
Most of the pack rat smell is gone, ut we put Carpet fresh deodorizer on
the carpets to help alleviate the smell, nd its helped alot.
EXTERIOR:the body is pretty clean on a car this old. Very straight for
the most part from front to back, ut both front fenders do have minor damage.
There really is NO rust to speak of on the body or floors at all, xcept for one
small area behind the PS rear wheel. Other then that, t is your typical low rust
and rot Az southwest survivor vehicle. Glass is all good too. The faux wood is in
really nice shape too, ut in person you can see some of the flaws better from age.
Chrome on the bumpers and trim in very nice shape too.
SUSPENSION:the suspension feels nice and normal .
and the tires are in decent shape too, e just put a brand new tire on the
RF of the car due to a non repairable puncture. No weird noises coming
from the car while gliding down the road, ut Im sure its going to need some
bushings replaced in the future because its not restored and of its age but keep
in mind, he older last owner, lways fixed stuff when it needed to be done
like clockwork before it was parked.
At least for now once some things are fixed it may be okay enough the way it
is to ride around town, dont see any reason why not.
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Az gets maybe 12" a yr of rain and Az and NM are very dry climate.
more infoAFTER the pics etc. There are 100 large pics.
There you have it, robably The BEST represented Wagons on Ebay.
Shows you all the good as well as any bad, ope you appreciate them.
We put a lot of time and effort in marketing our cars and it shows.
I honestly see some other ads with crappy pics in them and cant
believe people even are bidding on their cars... with our ads, ou
get the best pics possible ~!
People wait months for a car this solid to come up for sale
and even if you have to pay shipping to your area, t still beats
paying a body shop to hopefully fix a rusty car for weeks on end.
Having as much as the original steel on a restored car these days
speaks volumes. This is one of the MOST RUST FREE CARs we have
sold over the years, ts still better then most out there for sale
or bondo-ed up to look restored.
I can tell you though, f you look down the sides of this car on both
Sides, dont see tons of waves running down the body like some cars
Its still so clean, f the car doesnt sell, m okay with that too
because Id love to keep it its that nice.
Also, f you buy a car thats been "restored", ho knows what sort
of surprises are hidden under new paint or thick undercoating.
People are flipping cars all the time when most of the jobs are
fast, or a quick buck and quality suffers.
Email us with ANY questions before you bid please
Our Impeccable FEEDBACK speaks for itself. We show you as
much feasibly possible via pics.
Dont let auctions withlittle to no pics try to fool you.
If they cant take the time to take pics of areas under the car they
are selling, aybe its not the best car to buy long distance.
With other auctions, nbsp;you really dont know what to expect
until you take the car apart. While we go over our cars ALL OVER
with great pics to help making your decision easier.
Along with ANY other questions you may have.
Email me for a quote for shipping.
CLEAR TITLE IN HAND
Keep in mind, his is not a restored car !!
CAR MUST BE PICKED UP WITHIN 14 daysof auctions
END ! we can no longer store cars for anyone !!
Unless other arrangements have been made before auction ends.
Can help with shipping outside the USA too if you need help.
But keep in mind, he car cant ship until you get your title
from us in hand.
This car, oucan seeclearly whatto expect with no surprises
and our Feedback speaks for itself !
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Car will obviously ship as an operational, nd easily drive onto
a hauler and off for transport.
IF you need a shipping quote, ust email us with your city/state
and Ill find out our best quote for you !!
No problem helping it to the docks if you are shipping overseas .
Once car is paid for, he title and bill of sale will be sent with
the car to the docks.
If there is a winner, lease email me when the auction ends
and say Hi and we can take it from there.
Bank Wires need to be prompt if you are out of the country
because they always seem to take longer then expected.
I bank with B of A which makes things easy for many out of
state for payment. direct depositor Cashier checks
If you wire the funds we must add a $50 fee that our bank charges us.
must clear before car can move. Its a sign of the times, orry.
IF RESERVES NOT MET, mail us anyway maybe we can work
out a deal after it ends.
PREFER NO PAYPAL unless its just a $500 deposit only
IF YOU ONLY WANT TO USE PAYPAL, MAIL ME BEFORE YOU BID
AND LET ME KNOW FIRST PLEASE
- rest direct bank deposit or wire
Must be paid within 5 days of auction