Restored and Modified: 1979 Dodge Aspen Wagon

I’m a big fan of classic American station wagons…but pouring all of your money, time, and soul into a Dodge Aspen from the malaise era seems like a strange choice. There is a reason you don’t see an Aspens on the road today, but the builder of this next custom has replaced every single part that would have been a reason your dad would have taught you some new words as the car was stalled on the side the road. The price might be well above what you’d expect an Aspen to ever be worth, but the end result looks good and is probably fun to drive around town. Find this 1979 Dodge Aspen offered for $14,000 in Ardmore, OK via craigslist. Tip from Kevin.

From the seller:

1979 Dodge Aspen
fuel: gas
odometer: 55480
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
1979 Aspen Wagon, senior owned, 100% zero rust free Texas car. Mild built 318 with 46-RH torque flight overdrive transmission, cold factory a/c, P.S., P.D.B.

Body- As stated, 100% rust free body, the floor pans and under-carriage are in excellent condition. The paint would best be described as good driver condition . Looks great at 5 ‘but still gets a lot of looks. All of the glass is in excellent condition (tinted) with a nice clear windshield, all of the windows operate with ease. It has dual outside mirrors and nice roof top luggage rack. All of the weatherstrip is in good condition with “NO” water or wind leaks.

Interior- Nice factory bucket seat/console interior in very nice condition as seen in the pics. The headliner, cargo area, carpet, seats and door panels are all great shape. The factory A/C blows cold (new style compressor with R-34) and no overheating problems. It has factory lap belts and shoulder restraints. All of the lights, signals, horn, wipers, and radio all function.

Engine- 318 (30 over)mild cam, Wieand alum intake, 600 Edlebrock carb, MSD billet dist, 6AL box and coil. New plug wires and plugs. Shorty headers and newer exhaust. Approx. 8000 miles on the rebuild. The engine has 50lbs oil pressure at idle, zero oil consumption, no smoke leaks or any issues. It is not a tire-burner just a great little highway cruiser, very dependable.

New parts:

New American Racing Torque Thrust wheels with new BFG TA Radials (25 miles)
New Monroe-matic gas shocks
New Aluminum radiator (runs super cool).
New front end inspection and alignment.
Fresh oil change and lube, serviced and packed wheel bearings.

Transmission- converted to late model 46-RH Torque Flight O.D. (31% speed reduction at cruise speeds) New drive shaft and U-joints. This Wagon is right at home running 75 on the Hwy.

Two door and convertible cars are getting impossible to find unless you mortgage your home to buy one. This little wagon gets just as much attention as anything I have ever owned, and believe me that is a bunch .

$14,000. No checks or money orders. Cash in person or wire transfer. ”” I will not respond to texts.””