Sold from 1958 to 1960 the 6 seat version of the Villager was the highest sales volume of this model with 5687 produced in the '59 model year. The Villager was offered in both 6 and 9 passenger versions. The Villager came with a two piece tailgate and a well equipped interior package. Engine power was a 332 express V8 with a two barrel carburetor. It had a 3-speed Mile-O-Matic transmission with four wheel drum brakes.
The car offered here was the subject of a frame off restoration in 2007:
Complete frame restoration including painting
Overhaul of front end suspension including shocks and springs and wheel bearings
Body to bare metal and respray in original colors
Total re-chrome of brightwork and polish stainless inside and out
Re-upholster and recover interior soft trim
Install new wiring harness
New carpeting, headliner
Transmission and brake system rebuilt
Steering box overhauled
Horseshoe collar grill replaced
Rear axle completely rebuilt
Since completion, the car has been driven 100 miles. The current vehicle mileage is 24,183. The car started life with a California title and is currently registered in Connecticut. This car rides and operates like a new car. It would be hard to find a better example of this rare car which is ready for the road after this major rebuild.