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.

$4500 seems like a steal for such a big old slab of Americana, whether it needs brakes & muffler work or not.

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