UnWooden Whale: 1968 Chrysler Town & Country
(by CFlo) There are those who would say an old full-size American wagon just ain’t right unless it has acres of Di-Noc simulated wood applied to its sides. If it’s faded fake wood, you get bonus points for patina. At the DT offices we had a wood-delete all blue 1994 Buick Roadmaster that bucked this trend, but in general we tend to appreciate the dichotomy of an honestly disingenuous faux-wood woodie. Find this 1968 Chrysler Town & Country for $4,500 via craigslist in Oakhurst, CA.
From the seller:
“1968 Chrysler town and country station wagon runs good. need new brakes & muffler work. all original interior have pink. Good car to restore.”
The full size Town & Country wagons came with one of three big-block Mopar V8s… either a 383, a 413, or a 440 cubic inch plant. We’re not sure which one we are looking at here, but regardless you can expect it to be thirsty, torquey, and burbly. That v-twin York air conditioning compressor looks big enough to cool a small apartment, which the land yacht Town & Country essentially is.
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Cheap with a lot of potential. Based on some of the photos, it looks like they started stripping the original interior (headliner and carpet), probably to replace and then gave up. Even sympathetic resto work on this car could end up costing more than the asking price. You’d be fine going custom with this one because not many people are going to care about originality of a ’68 T&C.