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George Schire
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These two Woody Wagons (Mercury and Ford respectively) are damn attractive. 

Regarding station wagons in general, I've always been intrigued how back in the 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's people didn't want to own them.  Seems it sent a message that you weren't cool if you had to drive/own a station wagon. 

The common theory was that once you got married, then came the kids, owning a convertible, hardtop or sports car was not feasible or possible.  BUT TODAY, about 8 out of every 10 cars on the road is a Mini-Van or an SUV.  Gone is the stigma of not being cool if you don't drive/own a traditional car.

Times, oh how they change.

 

56 MERCURY MONTEREY STATION WAGON
56 FORD FAIRLANE COUNTRY SQUIRE STATION WAGON

 

 

George Schire
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I was 16 when my folks bought a brand new 1969 Chrysler Town & Country 9-passenger wagon with every option including dual A/C…always had a soft spot for that car (the Fuselage look)…

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Pete Rovero
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Both of my parents drove station wagons, a 1959 Parkwood and a 1965 Bel Air.  I was always fond of them.  I have 1966 Caprice wagon, and they are definitely cool today.


   
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Posted by: @georgeschire

Gone is the stigma of not being cool if you don't drive/own a traditional car.

Times, oh how they change.

Times changed a long time ago because "cars"  no longer connote the same visceral feelings (not even close! ) strongly associated Baby-boomers. In short, cars are viewed today more as tech-filled transportation entities rather than rolling outward expressions of acceptance.

Luxury now is measured in terms of interior electronics and connectivity (and the amount of cup holders! ). Long gone are the days of "car culture"  as expressed in the 1950's -1970's.


   
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Station wagons were today's Minivans, the same stigma applies.  SUV's in their early days had that same stigma but it wore off and I guess you could say the SUV is the 4dr sedan of today.


   
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George Schire
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Posted by: @chris
Posted by: @georgeschire

Gone is the stigma of not being cool if you don't drive/own a traditional car.

Times, oh how they change.

Times changed a long time ago because "cars"  no longer connote the same visceral feelings (not even close! ) strongly associated Baby-boomers. In short, cars are viewed today more as tech-filled transportation entities rather than rolling outward expressions of acceptance.

Luxury now is measured in terms of interior electronics and connectivity (and the amount of cup holders! ). Long gone are the days of "car culture"  as expressed in the 1950's -1970's.

You nailed it better than I could have.  Cars are no longer cool.  They are just cars. 

George Schire
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We have owned station wagons and SUVs over the years for their versatility. I have chronic back trouble and I find that getting into and out of SUVs are much easier than climbing up or falling down into a sedan. I also find the seating position is much more comfortable.


   
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Posted by: @terryslekar

I was 16 when my folks bought a brand new 1969 Chrysler Town & Country 9-passenger wagon with every option including dual A/C…always had a soft spot for that car (the Fuselage look)…

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Now that's a cool 'n beautiful wagon !!! 

Very upscale !! 

Steve


   
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@pete-rovero Pete the vehicles that no one wanted a few years ago are now the hottest property in the collector market and they are rare because most were used up early in their lives.


   
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