The Chrysler Aspen SUV lasted only two years, was launched in 2007 before the Great Recession, and disappeared in the middle of it after the 2009 model year. It lived and died before we saw the big one. migration to high-rise vehicles, but model soldiers in the used market. A Hemi-powered model has found new life under the sheet metal of a 1968 International Travelall wagon, and the result is surprisingly consistent.
The Travelall is for sale on Facebook, published in the Obscure Cars for Sale group with an asking price of $ 20,000. It’s not cheap for incomplete build, but the Travelall body is just one of the few remaining stock parts. The wagon includes the Aspen’s chassis, suspension, drivetrain, wiring, firewall, and floor – look at the wheels. In 2008, the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 produced 335 horsepower (249 kilowatts) and 370 pound-feet (501 Newton-meters of torque).
Inside, the double-sided dashboard design remains, but it’s not original. The seller stretched the dashboard to accommodate the new electronics, replacing the instrument gauges from the International with those from the Aspen. The Chrysler steering wheel also makes its way to the 68. There’s still some work to be done inside, however. He has not yet finished the covers of the front seats and the rear wheels. The seller has a new headliner, but it is not installed. It “runs and drives as it should,” according to the listing.
While the seller has an asking price of $ 20,000, he is looking to trade in for a pickup truck, posting a few that he would be interested in trading for the Travelall. However, the price of $ 20,000 is an approximate price. The 1968 International Travelall looks surprisingly in stock until you open the door or the hood, learning its true identity. While it’s not over, it looks almost over and could be a fun and exciting walk for someone who wants something a little different.