Continuing on with the Weekend Edition here on the Redusernab, and I was doing a little poking around on eBay recently, and spotted these three Little Red Wagons. All three are getting rare, and they represent a style that current cars are not even offered in, the small wagon. So, does any of these import wagons make you want to own one?
Let’s start out with this 1969 Opel Kadette 2-Door Wagon. the car only has 24,000 original miles according to the seller, and the listing goes on to say:
Great little car , 1969 Opel Kadett 2dr wagon , 24,000 orig miles , a real barn find , time capsule, very very rare, 1.1, 4 cylinder motor , 4 speed trans, duel exhaust, Runs excellent , fun car to drive , new tires, brakes, points, plugs, wires ,cap ,rotor, duel exhaust with turbo mufflers , excellent floors, frame, very little rust , interior has one little rip on drivers seat , other wise in very good shape needs body work and a good buffing.
The starting bid is $2,500, and the Buy-it-Now price is $6,000, which I think is a bit over the top. Yes it may be very rare, but is it even remotely collectible or even all that desirable? Let us know what you think after looking at the listing here: [sc:ebay itemid=”251440573145″ linktext=”1969 Opel Kadett 2-Door Wagon” ]
Here is a 1973 Mazda RX-3 Rotary Engine Wagon, with almost 72,000 miles on the clock. This was a rare car when imported into the states in 1973, so try and find one now… According to the listing:
Very rare 1973 Mazda RX3 Station Wagon. I unfortunately have to sell my cars due to financial and time constraints. The car is registered in CA, and has a clean title. I prefer local buyers, but will ship anywhere – you must arrange for the shipper. The car runs fine – only needs a new set of tires to drive it. Please ask questions BEFORE bidding. I also have additional photos/videos if necessary.
The listing goes on to state that there has been a lot of work done to the car including the installation of a 1979 4-speed transmission from an RX-7, a Fuel Cell and a racing fuel pump. The wheels also look like they were liberated from an early RX-7 as well. With a little over a day to go until the auction ends, the top bid so far is $4,650, with an unmet reserve. So, is this wagon the one that will get your heart humming? See the listing here: [sc:ebay itemid=”251436196484″ linktext=”1973 Mazda RX-3 Rotary Wagon” ]
Before Subaru became the darling of the tuner car set with their Imprezza WRX models, they rivaled Volvo and Ford here in the states for the Wagon Sales Crown, like this 1988 Subaru GL 4WD Wagon. This was the mid level wagon during this period, between the low level DL, and the high level Turbo GL-10, but they were all basically the same body style, with basically the same interior, utilizing the same 1.8L Flat Four. The Wagon has 114,000 miles and according to the listing:
This One Owner 4X4 Beauty comes to us from Arizona, it has Automatic Transmission, Power Brakes, Power Mirrors, Power windows, Power door locks,AM / FM and Air Conditioning.
The exterior is in Excellent shape for a 1988. There is absolutely no rust anywhere on the car.
Cloth Seats, Carpet Floor and Glass are all in Great shape
Interior of this car is Nice and Clean
This Beauty has 4 matching New Tires that are mounted on Good straight rims.
Our Mechanics have replaced Engine Oil and Filter, Air Filter, Differential Oil as well as Transfer Case Oil. They have also replaced Front Axles, Ball Joints as well as Brake Pads.
Asking price for this 4X4 Subaru is $4,400, and that is the Buy-It-Now price. Yes, it may be well cared for, and there was a lot of work done to the car, but is it really worth that much? You be the judge after looking at the listing here: [sc:ebay itemid=”131106525156″ linktext=”1988 Subaru GL 4WD Wagon” ]