For all of us who grew up watching the world pass by (many times backwards) from the rear of a station wagon, this tribute touches a special chord. Long used as a family mover unworthy of respect, the vintage style and quirky functionality of old wagons is now finding favor with automotive enthusiasts. Their unique shapes and long flowing lines separate wagons from more typical vintage cruisers, and in the updated form, resto-mod wagons then take on an entirely different personality. It has become fashionably cool to have an old station wagon covered in patina powered by a chest pounding LS motor coupled with all the modern amenities of a new BMW.
Here are a few of my favorite wagons from the 1950’s through the 1970’s:
By: Mike Tarquinio