I have always loved station wagons. Mainly because they are different; as a kid I could crawl over the seats. The second-row seat back could be folded to make a bed or a play area. I could make faces at people in cars behind. And most importantly you could escape a younger sibling by hanging out in the 3rd row. The first car I can remember and the first car I bought were station wagons. Use this link to view our Prime 5 Station Wagons video, https://www.youtube.com/@majorsmobiledetailing7923
1963 Corvair Lakewood station wagon
This is the first car I remember my parents owning. Built for just two model years 1961 to 1963, The Corvair wagon is the least common of all the Corvair body styles, accounting for less than two percent of the model's 10-year production run. The Corvair never came from the factory with Air conditioning, power steering or power brakes.
1973 Ford Pinto Squire Wagon
The first car I ever bought was a white Squire wagon. It was nine years old. It had, a four speed floor shifter, with a tachometer, bucket seats and Insurance was cheep. The suspension was shared with the European Ford Capri. So after a few junk yard visits I acquired the Capri wheels, sway bars, springs, which lowered the car half an inch and bolted on some stiffer shocks. The interior was excellent. With the addition of a Grant simulated wood steering wheel All I needed was a pair of leather driving gloves . For a twenty year old that liked sports cars but didn't want to spend every weekend under the hood of an MG or FIAT this was not a bad alternative. By the way the station wagons had a different gas tank and where not prone to the rear end collision fires of the
Cadillac Station Wagons
Between 1973 & 1977 Traditional Coach Works Ltd. and boutique car builder ASC. Converted full size Cadillac sedans into wagons. Elvis and Dean Martin each had one, as did comedian Bob Newhart.
1991 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon
The Chevrolet Caprice was redesigned in 1991. This was the last traditional body on frame Chevrolet sedan. It was also my next station wagon. Built before the '94 models with the LT1 engine. Reminiscent of my Pinto Squire. I up graded wheel & tire combinations and installed the 9C1 police car suspension pieces and added the full gage instrumentation from a Buick Roadmaster. Unlike the Pinto the Caprice didn't have the simulated wood paneling,
Lynx Engineering, started, by building Jaguar C- and D-Type replicas, i n 1973 in a converted barn in Sussex Great Britain. In 1983 Lynx debuted The Eventer. The English call two door wagons Shooting brake's. Being based on a Jaguar XJ-S coupe the Eventer was just as stylish as the coupe, with added utility and with the V-12 it had power to spare. The Eventer was a rare cat 67 were built in 16 production years.