This 1976 Dodge Aspen Wagon is the grocery-getter that you always wished would have been released from the Mopar stable. It has a sleeper-like style but the kind of V8 swagger that could almost earn it an R/T badge. Plus, it's a truly useful cruiser with plenty of space and cold-blowing A/C.
The Dodge Aspen had some of the best design details of the era. So today, we appreciate the contours of the hood and a touch of flair in the fenders. The factory-correct Big Sky Blue looks complete .....
while also being a mix of updated and matured. You could take the value price and invest in the paint and body to have more of a swagger wagon, but we kind of like how this one already is. After all, there's a bit more authenticity in a wagon that looks like it has pulled rear daily duty. Plus, there's a fundamental appeal here with clean lines, good-looking trim, nice glass, and bright chrome bumpers. There are also the right touches that give this a more sporting attitude, including upgraded alloys and a rear spoiler behind the luggage rack. So there's just a nice classic sense of cool.
The sea of blue continues inside. This car is coming off of about a dozen years of long-term care, and so there has been good care and investments here. It includes newer carpeting, dying the door panels, and making sure the upholstery looks good with ribbed seatbacks and a button-top cushion in the rear. There's room for everyone, and there are great cruising features like cup holders, an AM/FM/CD stereo with USB, and cold-blowing R134a air conditioning. And this also was built to be a true driver. After all, when was the last time you saw a wagon with front bucket seats? Plus, there's the sports steering wheel and auxiliary readouts.
Under the hood is a Mopar muscle favorite. The 340 cubic-inch V8 has a legionary status in the power car community, and this one even has a Demon four-barrel carburetor on top. The three-speed automatic transmission was also upgraded with a TCI Saturday Night Special stall converter. Right now, the full setup is more about being a nice cruiser with some added power and rumble. So it's more about being a solid driver, which is likely what you want. There have been newer investments in areas like an engine overhaul, a front-end rebuild, KYB rear shocks, and a terrific X-pipe dual exhaust. But don't forget, this is also the right foundation if you want to tune it to be a full-on sleeper. And no matter how you choose to enjoy this Aspen wagon, the power steering, power brakes, and front discs make for a better driver.
This is powerful, versatile, unique, and a ton of driving fun. There's even room in the budget to give it your own personal touches. That's why you want to take it home. Call today!!!