1956 Ford ‘Country Sedan’ Station Wagon

Don  (of Oak Park, Illinois) bought this 1956 Ford Country Sedan in Michigan in 1982. It has many (necessary) upgrades as he drives it a lot. In 2003 he found a Shasta Travel Trailer and restored it to match the the vehicle. Photo in the page header is courtesy of Don.

He belongs to the ‘Tin can Tourist’ travel trailer club and six years ago (2006) he drove in a caravan on Route 40 through 6 states from Cumbereland, Md. to Vadalia, Il. Upon his return, the 292 engine died, but he dropped in a 312 and has ‘been a happy camper’ ever since.

His Dad used to put Park and travel site decals on the car and trailer windows but most of the ones on the stickers on this wagon are ‘for show’.

3 Responses to 1956 Ford ‘Country Sedan’ Station Wagon

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  2. Boy! Does this ever take me back in time! : ) Wicked Cool! There was a posting on FB that showed a photo of an exact setup (Wagon + trailer). One commenter was saying the auto was a Merc. So I went ‘looking for verification’ .. Thank YOU! I posted a link to this page. So you might get a few ‘lookers’.

    I knew it was the Ford: we had one when I was growing up. Coolest car. We also had the matching Shasta camper for a couple of months. Ours looked just like this one! Oh, man – the memories that flood through the open windows of my mind! Wind tumbling through the windows as we drove down the highway. On our way to a destination to see my wondering heart. Didn’t last long though. Mom didn’t like the cramped quarters – so dad sold the camper/trailer. I was miffed for a long time. “. (

    Thanks for the ride. Great to see this photo. Cheap trip. Priceless memories!! “. )

  3. gsghert01 says:

    Way cool. Thanks for the mention.

    My dad was a GM man then and my first clear ‘family car’ memory was a black Oldsmobile 98 four-door my mom drove. The closest to that I’ve seen at shows is Jim’s terrific ’57 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire (there’s a link in the sidebar); mom didn’t have Tri-power!

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