Slightly OT: super cool wagon found it in a storage locker in SoCal

Discussion in 'FS&W Forum' started by tdskip, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. tdskip

    tdskip True Classic

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    SoCal

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  2. Frank L. Di Gioia

    Frank L. Di Gioia Daily Driver

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    las vegas, nevada
    Neat! Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. tdskip

    tdskip True Classic

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    SoCal
    Someone here needs to buy this car.

    imagine cutting the lock off the storage locker, rolling the door up only to see this car staring at you
     
  4. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

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    Sin City
    My knowledge of older "124s" is limited, that appears to be the push-rod engine in it? But being a big wagon body with an automatic trans and that engine it should of had an easy life, it was never able to go more than 40-50 MPH I'd imagine. Good candidate for a drive-train swap from a 124 Spyder.
     
  5. JimD

    JimD Waiting for Godot... Moderator

    Location:
    Missouri, USA
    My 124 sedan with the OHV and auto trans will hit 70 on the highway. I am sure it could go somewhat faster, but I have never tried. I am sure the wagon is a bit heavier, but probably not too much heavier. :)
     
  6. sjmst

    sjmst True Classic

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    Long Island, NY
    If not in Cali I'd be serious about grabbing it.
     
  7. tdskip

    tdskip True Classic

    Location:
    SoCal
    If anyone here really wants it I'm not that far away and I could pick it up and park in the driveway-assuming it runs even if it helps anyone out.

    I would offer to go inspect it but my work schedule won't allow that right now unfortunately
     
  8. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
    No idea but I seriously doubt it runs/drives after sitting in storage. Actually it would be best not to try and start it until some basic checks and services are done. Unless you intend to do a complete drive-train swap.

    Jim, I should have put a smile face on my "limited speed" comment, I was being funny. But it would be on the slow side.
     
  9. olerascal

    olerascal True Classic

    Location:
    Damascus Oregon
    Perfect Fiat for geezer.
    Autotrans easier on bad knees, hips, & back.
    Room for mobility powered chair scoot.
    Enough power to get down to Senior Center for lunch & pinochle.

    I'm really tempted.
    Even have '72 4-dr Fiat title & VIN tags.
     
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  10. JimD

    JimD Waiting for Godot... Moderator

    Location:
    Missouri, USA
    You were the first person I thought of when I saw it. You need a Fiat shaggin' wagon Mike! :)
     
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  11. Fiataccompli

    Fiataccompli Chris Granju

    Location:
    Knoxville, TN
    I'm also tempted...my last dream car. I don't think the lack of paperwork would be a huge issue for TN.
     
  12. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

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    Sin City
    Good god, I thought you were talking about me. Because it all fits me well. o_O

    No idea why but I love wagons. Personally I prefer the 128 wagon. The 2-door style just seems cleaner. But this appears to be a fairly solid body, although you never know until you get under it. Anyone know if that is the original color? Something about it looks a little off from the green I remember.
     
  13. Fiataccompli

    Fiataccompli Chris Granju

    Location:
    Knoxville, TN
    You sort of can't beat the cool of a 128 wagon....especially mine! (Formerly Carl's)
     
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  14. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

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    Sin City
    Chris, buy the 124 and pass the 128 over to me.
     
  15. olerascal

    olerascal True Classic

    Location:
    Damascus Oregon
    Thx JiminyD! You musta read my whinings about can't drive stick much anymore due to bad knee, hips, & back. Shaggin' isn't on my dance card much either. Especially annoying since my ladyfriend is smokin' hot...former Miss Oregon. Even tho' that was 50 yrs & 60 lbs ago, she's still a hottie at 75....doesn't look a day over 60!
     
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  16. olerascal

    olerascal True Classic

    Location:
    Damascus Oregon
    50s-60s era kids have fond memories of youthful adventures in back of mom's wagon.
    I also prefer 128 2dr, & they are sportier drive than 124.
    But no practical way to have autotranny, so sadly just sold my last 128 wagon.
    Pretty sure the 124 listed is original color, based on color showing on door frames.
    Lotta different shades of '70s green were used, & that one does look off from Split Pea green used on 128s.

    At least I can still rock a wagon in style heading down to the Senior Center...
    2013-cadillac-cts-v-wagon_8.jpg

     
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  17. raillard

    raillard True Classic

    I've never seen a red Cadillac Hearse before. (sorry, couldn't resist.) :D
     
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  18. carl

    carl True Classic

    Location:
    Virginia
    CG, you should buy it, wrangle a real title for it (apparently not a problem in your backward state) and then send a private message to me that you want to sell it to me (Forward looking state of Virginia requires a title). Unlike you guys, I prefer the 124 sedan/wagon over the 128 although from a style point I prefer the later quad headlight 124 front end.
     
  19. Fiataccompli

    Fiataccompli Chris Granju

    Location:
    Knoxville, TN
    I'm working on it. I like my backwards state, it affords options. If you can't have people tossing out perfectly good classic sports cars because they have a flat tire (CA), at least you can have laid back registration!
     
  20. 128kid

    128kid Courtney Waters

    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    My previous '73 124 wagon with 1438 OHV and 4-speed would cruise at 70 no prob with margin for passing, and even maintained speed well on grades. Not sure what the auto gearing woud do but the wagons are still quite light.
     

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