The Classic Station Wagons were a craze that sort of turned into the SUV and Crossover Vehicle’s today.
These photos take you back to the day when your dad was looking for the family wagon – car.
There are 5, according to this article, that are really nice cars. Oh well, whatever your taste is… that is what counts.
Richard Nixon was president when the last really cool one was built in America.
These certainly weren’t all “mom mobiles” for the pre-minivan generation!
1) 1955-57 Chevrolet Nomad
The iconic Tri-Five Chevy, built from 1955-1957, was likely the post-war high-water mark for Chevrolet.
2) 1959 Pontiac Safari
This is the model year in which tail fins reached their absurd apex. The ’59 Safari actually had two sets of fins.
3) 1964-65 Chevrolet Chevelle
Two-door wagons are totally impractical to the point of defeating the purpose of having a wagon in the first place, but they look cool.
4) 1968-72 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser
The Olds gets the nod in terms of cool, simply because we love the glass roof and GM’s spot-on styling work.
5) 1971-73 Volvo 1800ES
The P1800 coupe was gorgeous, and for a few brief model years, it was available as a very pretty two-door sports wagon.
Enjoy the article and pictures. (Blog post photo courtesy Hagerty)
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