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Buy a Vintage Radio Flyer Wagon and Bring Back Memories

Updated on March 17, 2013

The Radio Flyer is a Collectible Classic

Why would anyone want to buy a vintage Radio Flyer wagon? Well, maybe they are like countless folks who have special childhood memories of this sleek little chariot built just for kids. They might also enjoy collecting classic pieces of Americana. When Antonio Pasin came to the United States in 1914, he brought little more than his dreams, and some carpentry skills with him. Over the next several years, he worked and saved. He built the first Radio Flyer wagons and sold them at prices that people could afford. Kids loved these wagons back then, and they still do today. The designs may have changed a bit over the years, but you can still find these wagons being sold today. It's a wagon. It's basic, but sometimes that's good. Sometimes, "basic" leads to the creation of a "classic" Who says that simple doesn't work anymore? Over the years, the makers of Radio Flyer wagons tweaked things occasionally and gave a nod to what was popular at the time. They also did what was needed to keep kids safe, but the basic design of these wagons is a shining example of a great idea standing the test of time.

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Vintage Radio Flyer Wagons for Sale

The old Radio Flyer wagons you find here will vary in condition quite a bit. Some people have gone to great lengths to maintain their wagons since they were young. Others enjoy the challenge of restoring wagons that are in rough shape. If you see a wagon that you like for sale on eBay, just click on the image for more details. I've sold a lot of things on eBay over the years, and I can tell you that I never minded getting questions about what I was selling. If you have a question, it's always better to ask before buying. Most sellers are more than happy to give you all of the details you could ever want!

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Radio Flyer Wagon Car! - You've got to watch this!

I'll be honest with you, I'd still rather have a 1968 Camaro, but this car has now made my top ten of cool cars I'd like to own. How cool is this thing? This couple did an incredible job at making themselves what might be the ultimate conversation piece on wheels.

Modern Radio Flyer Wagons - Radio Flyers for the 21st Century

I love the charm of vintage Radio Flyers, but if you're looking for a newer model for your kids or grandkids, these are some top choices that you might like.

Rebuilding a Vintage Radio Flyer Wagon

If you've got the talent and the resources, you can probably find an old wagon just waiting to be fixed up. Here is a video of a man who rebuilt a trash picked Radio Flyer wagon.

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Custom Radio Flyer Wagons - Something else for wagon collectors to check out!

There are all sorts of variations nowadays on the traditional Radio Flyer wagon. There are miniature wagons, and occasionally, someone will offer a customized full size wagon for sale. If you're a collector, check here for some out of the ordinary, and sometimes unique, Radio Flyer wagons.

A great reason to restore a wagon

It is hard to explain how attached we get to the things of our youth. It's easy however, to understand why we would want to share our childhood memories with our children. I was looking around for information about how to restore an old Radio Flyer, when I happened across a really cool thread in a forum about tractors (of all things). In this fascinating little thread, you can actually watch as a dad goes through the process of restoring an old wagon for his little boy's second birthday. He had a really great idea to make the restored wagon match his own very well restored Ford Mustang (nice car). Anyway, check it out if you like to watch step by step restorations or if you just want to read about someone doing something special for his little boy's birthday. It's a nice thing to see.

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I never really gave wagons a second thought when I was little. It just seemed like someone always had one around when it came time to haul things somewhere. Sometimes we were hauling supplies for our latest clubhouse, and sometimes we were hauling around someone's little brother or sister who was tagging along. The funny thing is, looking back, those wagons show up in an awful lot of my memories. If I ever see any of my old friends from the neighborhood where I grew up, I'm going to ask them what they remember too.

Radio Flyer Memories - Do you have memories of a Radio Flyer? Please Share Them!

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      SecondSally 5 years ago

      @GardenerDon: Thanks! That car is incredible, isn't it?

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      Gardener Don 5 years ago

      Never owned one, but had to stop & say I loved the 1st video you have here - quite the head turner.