Curbside Classic Outtake: The Family Truckster
I couldn’t get a front shot, but you all know how it looks.
These wagons always look too wide in the back compared to the length. One of the result’s of Ford’s downsizing, I assume, but without bringing them up by name, a certain competitor’s otherwise similar wagons seemed to have a more balanced proportions. Must be my prejudice again. And those wheel wells! Those 14″ life savers look so lost; at least those fine wire wheel covers give them a bit of stature.
Given the wagon’s location, the only interior shot is a rear view. Looks like the headliner is having its typical issues here too; it was a common ailment of cars of this era.
Our featured Truckster has had a better outcome than its more famous counterpart. Is this how most of them ended up? “Goddamn Ford!” Yes, they’re mighty hard to come by anymore.
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- Adamscotthi Thanks a lot for article!
- MaintenanceCosts This class of car competes hard with Chargers/Challengers and modded diesel pickups for the douchey-driving crown.
- 28-Cars-Later Corey - I think I am going to issue a fatwa demanding a cool kids car meetup in July somewhere in the Ohio region.
- Master Baiter Might as well light 50 $100 bills on fire.
- Mike1041 At $300K per copy they may secure as much as 2 or 3 deposits of $1,000
I rented an icebox white Country Sedan in '84 to move my girlfriend down from Reno to Las Vegas. It was cheaper as a round-trip rental, so I got it in Vegas, drove 450 miles to Reno, loaded up her stuff and drove 450 miles back. I expected to hate it. It was surprisingly okay. But then, a month before, I'd made the same trip with all my stuff in a Ryder rental truck with only an AM radio. So I may have been judging on a curve.
"If you think you hate it now, wait until you drive it". I used to abhor station wagons, til I bought a 1991 Caprice wagon off my parent's last year, I think I am hooked. There is a Country Squire lingering on the Houston Craigslist for about $2k, hmm.