For 1958, Plymouth offered no fewer than four different models of Suburban station wagons, the rarest of which was the well-equipped Sport Model. 10,785 examples were built of the six-passenger wagon and 12,385 of the 9-passenger version. The base engine was an L-head, 230.2 cubic-inch six-cylinder engine rated at 132 horsepower. The top engine offering was the 'Golden Commando' engine, a $324 option, which displaced 350 cubic-inches and offered just over 300 horsepower.
The 1958 Plymouth Sport Suburban was similar in style and design as their 1957 counterpart, but with subtle changes like an under-bumper grille and a 'V' in the grille center. The rear vision mirror mounted on the dash top moved off-center towards the driver's side.
Pricing began at $2,720 for the six-passenger version and $2,860 for the 9-passenger version.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2014
Sold for $65,000 at 2014 Russo & Steele
The current owner of this Plymouth Sport Suburban station wagon is one its second caretaker and has owned the vehicle for 21 years. It came equipped from the factory with the Plymouth 350 Golden Commando dual-quad engine, and it is the only original wagon so equipped that the owner has been able to locate in his 45 years of collecting. The vehicle has a factory pushbutton Torqueflite automatic, dual exhaust, power steering, brakes, seat, and windows, plus sport-tone side trim, bumper wings, tinted glass all around, padded dash and sun visors, radio, heater, clock, and the factory 9-passenger, 3-seat wagon.
The car is finished in Arctic Turquoise with an iceberg White which is a correct 1958 Plymouth color. Its factory original color was Copper Glow. The interior is finished in correct white vinyl with black jacquard fabric.
The car wears an older restoration that still shows well in modern times.By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2014