• Ford Country Sedan

The Ford Station Wagon – series was a station wagon model of Ford, which was declared in the model years 1955 1968 for your own series. By 1955, and after 1968 these models were assigned to the respective sedan model lines.

In 1955 the station wagon models, which were previously assigned to the individual model series, first introduced as a separate series. Like its sedan counterparts had the car a trapezoidal shape, single spotlight on the wide radiator grille and clear rear fins with large, round taillights. The three-door Ranch Wagon were called (base model) and Custom Ranch Wagon (top model), the five-door were accordingly divided into Country Sedan and Country Squire. As motorization served with either six-cylinder in-line engine with 3654cc, which delivered 120hp (88 kW) at 4000 rpm or a V8 engine with 4457cc capacity, which at 4,500 rpm. 162hp (119 kW) made.

In model year 1956, there were no significant changes in the styling. The Custom Ranch Wagon became the middle trim level in the Dreitð²¥²n, while the top model now Park Lane Wagon said. The six-cylinder increased by 17hp to 137hp and now made (101 kW) at 4200 rpm Also, the V8 engine got a power boost and has now delivered 173hp (127 kW) at 4400 rpm.

1957 there was a completely new styling with even more pronounced trapezoidal shape. The headlights had received additional barges. The Custom Ranch Wagon and Park Lane Wagon has been replaced by the new Del Rio, now the top model of the three-door. The six-cylinder had risen again to power and brought it now to 144hp (106 kW) at 4200 rpm., While the V8 engine 190hp (140 kW) at 4500 rpm. gave.

In model year 1958, the next major revision was in order. Instead of each headlight, there were now adjacent double headlights and a narrower grille, which was framed by the rectangular indicators. The basic equipment of the five-door model was also called Ranch Wagon and Country Sedan placed the middle trim level dar. The Del Rio was omitted. The six-cylinder engine increased by 1hp, the V8 engine to an impressive 15hp on 205hp (151kW).

1959 were the stylistic changes from rather low: a slightly more angular front and even larger round taillights. The wheelbase was 116 to 118 enlarged and the V8 engine delivered 200hp only (147 kW), but even at 4400 rpm.

In the first five years of the series originated 1,177,066 Station Wagon.

In October 1959, a completely new styling. The dual headlights no longer stood above the grille, but were integrated into the side in him. In the middle of the hood was slightly pulled down, so that the radiator grille appeared there a few inches lower. The wheelbase was 119 increased. The performance of the V8 engine dropped to 185hp (136 kW) at 4200 rpm. The three-door it was only in the simplest equipment, as Ranch Wagon.

Also in 1961, the only one year old face of Ford models has been completely redesigned. The grille was now in constant height and had a wide horizontal chrome bar in the middle. The engine power decreased further from: The Six-cylinder to deliver only 135hp (99 kW) while the V8 brought it to 175hp (129 kW).

In 1962, the styling was just refreshed. The chrome bar in the grille accounted for again. Also accounted for the 3-door station wagon models completely. The performance of the six-cylinder unit rose again to 138hp (101 kW), the V8 in the fell further to 170hp (125 kW).

1963 was again a refresh of the styling. The chrome bumpers were still massive, the page designs and disappeared in the middle of the wide aluminum grille emblazoned a large Ford emblem. The 5-door Ranch Wagon were no longer offered, so that the Country Sedan now constituted the basic equipment and the Country Squire’s top model. The six-cylinder engine remained unchanged, while the new Challenger 289 V8 with 4735 cm Ó displacement and 195hp (143 kW) at 4400 rpm drove the eight-cylinder models.

In 1964, the bodies were again revised clearer. The tail fins were gone and had made the sober style of the 1960s space. What remained were the dual headlights and the huge, round taillights. The engines were also unchanged from the previous year as the range of equipment.

In 1965, a completely new styling. The dual headlights were now sitting on each other at the ends of the wide radiator grille with vertical chrome bars. There was again a 5-door Ranch Wagon as basic equipment. The new six-cylinder engine had 3933cc and 150hp made (110 kW) at 4000 rpm., The V8 engine had been enlarged to 4736cc and delivered 200hp (147 kW) at 4400 rpm.

Only small changes to the grille was seen in the 1966 models. Technically, everything remained the same. Also in 1967, it remained in small changes to the front of the vehicle.

In model year 1968 a major revision was due again: The front showed a broad grille in V shape with side by side double recessed spotlights. About the rear wheel arches had become a more elegant Pelvic thrust crept. The facilities were redistributed: The Ranch Wagon continued to provide the basic equipment represent about scrapped the new Custom Wagon. The top features of the six-cylinder model was the Country Sedan, which it also as Eight-cylinder was. The Country Squire was offered as a top model only when the eight-cylinder models. Technically there was little change; only the V8 engine was now powered by 5hp less (195hp/143 kW at 4600 rpm.).

In 1969, the combined models were again assigned to the individual series sedan. In the Custom/Custom 500 series there was a Ranch Wagon, in Galaxy 500 series a Country Sedan and Country Squire of the LTD series was reserved, while in combination the Fairlane series was simply called Station Wagon.

In the nine years of the 1960s emerged 1,473,281 suits of the station wagon series (without the suits of the small Falcon series which are counted separately for this).