Ford Country Sedan Station Wagon
Although the two-door Ranch Wagon was the best-selling Ford station wagon at its introduction in 1952, within two years its four-door cousin, the Country Sedan, had become more popular. It sold even better in 1955, when both six- and nine-passenger versions became available. Sales were almost evenly split between the two configurations, at about 53,000 each.
By 1957, the six-passenger Country Sedan, part of a five-model Station Wagon series and wearing the side trim of the mid-level Custom 300, had taken a firm lead, with remarkable sales of 137,251 cars. That record would stand for a long time.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August 2009 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.
212 bhp, 292 cu. in. ohv V8 engine, three-speed manual transmission with overdrive, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 116".
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel