Karpe Detritus: 1981 Dodge Aries Wagon

I believe it was the unflappable Theodore “T.R.” Roosevelt was said: “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is buy a K-car.” He was, of course, ahead of his time in many things since he died in 1919, a good 60 years before Chrysler introduced their K-platform. And he was probably unfairly harsh on the platform that was responsible for a huge turnaround of Chrysler’s profit and sales…but woof, I wouldn’t want to step on a Dodge Aries that was on fire in a paper bag on my porch. Find this 1981 Dodge Aries Wagon bidding for $1,231 reserve-not-met with 2 days to go, located in Hamburg, PA via ebay.

From the seller:


This is one of four farm finds to come out. The first one is a 1981 Dodge Aries K wagon. Bought new by my grandparents, only 1 owner. This Aries was built on the first month of the first year of the Dodge Aries K. It has 29843 original miles. The car does have some minor scratches and dents to be expected on anything this age. The car has mostly spent its life inside, however the past two years due to space it has been sitting outside. The last time the car was registered was 1999, it has sat ever since. The Aries engine does turn over however I do not believe you can drive it home due to it most likely needing some TLC to get it running. The car is sold as is. The car is located on the family farm in Hamburg, PA, and I always recommend anyone to please come look if your are able. Any questions please reach out on eBay and I can help answer. Thank you and good luck!
On Jul-11-23 at 10:27:33 PDT, seller added the following information:
My uncle says that it is a true 29,000 miles with the odometer not going over 100,000 miles. Uncle Jimmy says he put a new fuel pump and water pump on the car 5 years ago and it ran.

On Jul-15-23 at 06:31:28 PDT, seller added the following information:
If anyone has any requests for more or other pictures please reach out on messenger and I can help. Thanks

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