Back in 1966, Ford produced about 47,000 Country Squire station wagons. These were aspirational cars for American families climbing the social ladder. Why? Between the wood grain, the options, and the sheer size and girth of these monsters, when you rolled into your driveway cruising a Country Squire, you’d be the talk of suburbia. Believe it or not, the same thing can be said in 2021 because if you buy this car and bring it home everyone will be talking, and begging for a ride!
As we always have to mention about cars like this, it’s lighter than a Hellcat. The wagon carried a factory weight of 4,062lbs and because the big iron lump of an FE engine has been swapped out for a classic 5.0L HO engine that came out of a Lincoln it is even lighter still.
The interior of this car is mint, the front end is all 1980s Lincoln which is cool, the stance is perfect, and while we’re normally not crazy about the wheels this car wears, they are sized right and look perfect for how the car sits in our judgement. There’s an AOD transmission backing up the tried and true little 302 so this thing is just made to burble its way down the road.
Yes, it would be cool to stick a big block and a stick in it, but being able to jump into the front seat, hit the key, and drive this thing anywhere is the strongest attribute speaking to us. What about you?