Country Squire

Unrestored Woodie: 1964 Ford Country Squire

The Country Squire was Ford’s top-of-the-line station wagon for more than 40 years. Beginning with the “woodie” wagons in 1950, the name carried on after the company shifted to metal-bodied transports. The last time the name was used was… more»

Unrestored Treasure: 1972 Ford LTD Country Squire

Ford’s first factory-built station wagon hit the roads in 1929. With a body made mostly of wood from the company’s own forests, that early wagon started a trend catering to elite buyers that lasted for decades. Hotels used station… more»

390 V8 Woodie: 1968 Ford Country Squire

Ford used the Country Squire brand for its top-end station wagons from 1950 until 1992. It was borne during the transition from wood to steel-bodied wagons as the former was getting increasingly costly to build and maintain. The sixth… more»

Woodie Wagon! 1964 Ford Country Squire

For more than 40 years, the Country Squire was the full-size Ford’s top-of-the-line station wagon. Initially a wood-bodied (aka “Woodie”), the Squires were based on the Galaxie 500 in the early 1960s and the LTD after that. This 1964… more»

Fresh Interior: 1955 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon

The pictures tend to tell the story of this 1955 Ford Country Squire Wagon. It was a restoration project that stalled due to ill health, and this classic spent many years hidden in an aircraft hangar. It has emerged… more»

Woodie Wagon: 1969 Ford Torino Squire

Who remembers the “Woodie” wagons of the 1940s and 1950s, when they made station wagon bodies out of real wood? They got too expensive to produce and maintain, so cheaper steel-bodied wagons became the thing. But they kept their… more»

Big Brown Brontosaurus: 1977 Ford LTD Country Squire Wagon

In the business world, when you suddenly find yourself with a tangible advantage over your chief rival, you jump on it and milk it for all it is worth. That’s what happened to Ford in 1977. With the downsizing… more»

Pint-Size Woodie: 1979 Ford Pinto Country Squire

In 1970-71, three of the U.S. automakers introduced subcompact cars. That included the Chevy Vega, AMC Gremlin, and Ford Pinto. The latter would last the longest (1971-80) and sell the most cars (more than three million units). Interest in… more»

Family Hauler: 1972 Ford LTD Country Squire

How many beautiful Ford Squires will the month of June bring us? So far this month at Barn Finds, we have covered three of various flavors, and here is yet another on craigslist, a 1972 LTD Country Squire station… more»

Soccer Mom Wagon: 1988 Ford Country Squire

The Country Squire debuted toward the end of the wood-bodied station wagon era when they were referred to as “woodies”.  For more than 40 years (1950 to 1991), the Country Squire (with its real or fake wood siding) played… more»

No Reserve: 1977 Ford LTD Country Squire

Those familiar with “National Lampoon’s Vacation” will fondly remember Clark Griswold’s Wagon Queen Family Truckster. It was an unspeakably ugly station wagon that has developed cult status. It was based on a 1979 LTD Country Squire, and although our… more»

Yellow Submarine! 1978 Ford LTD Country Squire

After seven generations, Ford’s Country Squire station wagon reached its grandest proportions, and this 1978 Ford LTD Country Squire in Chula Vista, California represents the top-of-the-line wagon from the final year before a significant downsizing. Hidden headlights, simulated wood-grain… more»

Museum Piece: 1980 Ford Country Squire

It isn’t every day that someone has the chance to park a museum piece in their garage, but that is the opportunity provided by this 1980 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon. It is a highly-optioned classic with seating room… more»

10-Passenger Wagon: 1968 Ford Country Squire

The Country Squire was Ford’s top-of-the-line station wagon for more than 40 years. It began in 1950 as the age of the wood-bodied wagons was coming to an end, and then used wood-like paneling for the rest of the… more»

Woodie Wagon! 1975 Ford Pinto Squire

It took a while for American car manufacturers to get good at building subcompact cars. The Chevy Vegas (1971-77) had bad engines from the start and were prone to rust from the inside out. The Ford Pinto (1971-80) didn’t… more»

Calling Clark Griswold! 1973 Ford LTD Country Squire

The County Squire was born out of the shift from wood-bodied to steel-bodied wagons in the early 1950s. And would remain part of the Ford lineup for 40 years. None were bigger than the LTD Country Squires of the… more»

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