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23K-Mile One Family 1977 Plymouth Volare Wagon

If you’re of a certain age, you can’t help but have the “Volare” song in your head every time we see a Plymouth Volare here on Barn Finds. “Volare, oh oh –
Cantare, oh oh oh oh…” This time capsule California car, one-owner, 23,990-mile 1978 Plymouth Volare Premier Wagon is listed here on eBay in Port Charlotte, Florida and the seller has a $13,999 buy-it-now price listed. 

“Nel blu, dipinto di blu” (“In the blue painted blue”), popularly known as Volare, was written and performed by Domenico Modugno and was a hit single in 1958. The song won the first Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1959 at the very first Grammy Awards. Just some Barn Finds breakroom trivia for you. The song is fitting as this beautiful Volare wagon is Starlight Blue Sunfire Metallic so it goes well with the song title’s English translation. The seller points out a crack in the lower section of the grille and says that there are minor blemishes to the exterior and interior.

If a person were looking for the nicest Plymouth Volare woody wagon on the globe, this could be it. With under 24,000 miles, having spent its entire life in dry northern California until a month ago when it moved to Florida, and having been owned by the same family since new, this is one amazingly preserved car. The Plymouth Volare was made along with the Dodge Aspen from 1976 to 1980 and it’s hard to believe how famous (infamous?) they are after only having been in production for a handful of years. More trivia? The Volare was Canada’s top-selling car in 1977.

I expected to see a nice plaid fabric fabric on the seats, but this vinyl looks like new and the driver’s seat has power controls. A fully loaded car with power windows and locks added to the list would have really been amazing, but the interior of this car looks as nice as the exterior does. The seller says that the interior is original. The back seat area looks almost like new as does the posh rear cargo area.

I expected to see a 318 V8 here, but this is the rock-solid 225-cu.in. OHV Slant-Six. Either engine was standard while a 360 V8 was optional. The slant-six in wagons had a standard two-barrel carb called the “Super Six” and had 110 horsepower. It starts, runs, and shifts great and everything works, although the AC could use a recharge. Any thoughts on this preserved Volare wagon?

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