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Corbet
03-10-2010, 05:15 PM
Spotted this in the Walmart parking lot today. Collectors plates... really? on a Ford LTD wagon?

Magoo
03-10-2010, 05:17 PM
looks like the fella likes to collect poop.
very fitting to have the crow sniffin it out.

simps80
03-10-2010, 05:27 PM
hey,
its got mudflaps and wagon wheels
:D

AxleIke
03-10-2010, 05:30 PM
Agree with you there Corbet, but I must say, if I could get collector plates on my car, and have that much less emissions to pass, I'd probably go for it too.

DaveInDenver
03-10-2010, 05:50 PM
Nope, sorry, that thing is totally bitchin'. I had a '78 LTD and the thing was next to indestructible. Second gear on the interstate, the 302 would not throw a rod for all the abuse I could give it. Aircraft carrier length hood, good for surfing. Thick sheetmetal in the roof, ideal for directly bolting bike carrying devices on. Pass thru into the voluminous trunk, good for beer runs and road trips.

RockRunner
03-10-2010, 08:10 PM
I too had a LTD, 77 Gold with wood side stickers:eek:. Bought it from my parents for $1000 as my first car, they put a $1000 into tires, tune up, new windshield and some other stuff. It had the 400 in it and it moved pretty darn well for a big car full of partying teen agers on a Friday night:D. We counted once, 14 people in the car with a Keg on the way to Chatfield.:eek:

First two accidents were in that car, a Mercedes and a corvette;). Guess who had the damage??? All I damaged on my car was one of the trim bars on the right turn signal.:bowdown:

I had some "GREAT":D memories in that car.....................did I mention it was a station wagon:cool:

leiniesred
03-11-2010, 09:25 AM
I used to crew on a full fixed keel 22' sailboat. We towed it with a Ford LTD wagon with the 400. We had a 15' Trailer hitch extension to get the boat into deep enough water to float it off the trailer. Usually the LTD was backed in up to the taillights too.

I cannot think of a single time the LTD didn't get us to a race.

One night, the owner knocked over a gas pump in Oklahoma with the end of the very long mast. He just kept goin'! *laughs* Ah good times.

Corbet
03-11-2010, 09:28 AM
My best friend had a 78 LTD sedan in highschool. It was a fun car to pile people into. But I still would not make the effort to keep one on the road today.

DaveInDenver
03-11-2010, 09:39 AM
Everything's cool to someone...

coax
03-11-2010, 09:41 AM
I had my grandma get collectors plates for her early 80's buick station wagon just so she wouldnt have to wait in line twice each year; once for emissions and once for tags. Not exactly a collectors item...but hey, its a time saver!

simps80
03-11-2010, 10:15 AM
I too had a LTD, 77 Gold with wood side stickers:eek:.

see for me, if its gonna have wood sides, its gotta be the eagle...;)

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simps80
03-11-2010, 12:14 PM
a few years ago I got real serious about a classic wagon as a 'family' car.

I was WAY into something along the lines of a vintage country squire type ride ....

17591

or maybe the other direction with a hopped up 455 powered vista cruiser...

17592

but my wife wouldn't take me or it seriously.

I still think something like this would be waayy cool for an everyday-haul-the-kids around car, but she hated the idea.

am I crazy???
i dunno

simps80
03-11-2010, 12:20 PM
ohhhh snap!

google just found me the mother load

http://www.stationwagon.com/gallery/gallery.html

holy time-waster batman!!

PabloCruise
03-11-2010, 02:23 PM
I think if it is going to have Collector's Plates, it has to have wood siding!

My favorite wagon memory was my '78 Volvo 245 - The Battle Wagon!!!

I beat the living daylights out of that SOHC in-line 4 cylinder, and it would not die.

It was big pimpin' - 4 spd w/ overdrive, A/C, AM/FM w/ cassette (and auto-reverse), and cruise!

I did donuts on countless landscapes, and got that sucker airborne many, many times.

Also, the precious high school memories of having a wagon...

DaveInDenver
03-11-2010, 02:26 PM
NICE CLASSIC FORD WAGON - $3200 (englewood) (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/1631372641.html)

corsair23
03-11-2010, 02:40 PM
Folks had one of these, in chocolate brown:

http://www.stationwagon.com/gallery/pictures/1975_Oldsmobile_Vista_Cruiser.jpg

I remember travelling from Montebello to Golden to go look at it with my dad before buying, and driving by the big lit up 'M' on the side of the hill :hill:. Good summer trips, sleeping in the back in sleeping bags while dad drove through the night. Although the time it broke down and we had to spend several days in Concordia KS weren't much fun :rolleyes:

simps80
03-11-2010, 02:45 PM
1973 volvo 140 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/1594710825.html)

for the old import wagon lovers 3 large

17595

Jacket
03-11-2010, 04:08 PM
You guys are waaay off. This is where its at!

http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/1967_Toyota_Toyopet_FJ45LV_Wagon_Ranch_Find_FOr_Sale_Rear.jpg

jacdaw
03-11-2010, 04:26 PM
I love wagons. This thread is a hoot. I've owned more wagons than any other configuration. My first was a '71 Volvo 145 and hopefully my next will be an FJ55. And that stationwagon dot com site is a gem! Another great black hole is here (http://www.townwagon.com/sites/tw/years.htm).

wesintl
03-11-2010, 04:32 PM
Another great black hole is here (http://www.townwagon.com/sites/tw/years.htm).
power wagons = :drool:

Uncle Ben
03-11-2010, 04:45 PM
You guys missed posting the best dragin' wagon ever......

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_wb8bAl1P-N0/SyEJfnhCkVI/AAAAAAAALl4/SjkL61vgwJI/s400/National+Lampoon_s+Vacation+-+Dog+Tied+To+Bumper.jpg

jacdaw
03-11-2010, 08:20 PM
Poor little guy...probably kept up for the first mile...:lmao:

You guys missed posting the best dragin' wagon ever......

jacdaw
03-11-2010, 09:47 PM
Firewall caught a malware attempt from that site! Kill it!!!!I deleted mine but you quoted it...

Beater
03-12-2010, 07:26 AM
learned to drive a "road car" in my mom's LTD..4 door broughm I think. 400 with a c6. 5k lbs of pure boat...

Mendocino
03-12-2010, 08:12 AM
My DD is a Volvo V70R: 300 HP, active chasis, brakes that can stop time, nice looks, AWD, and is still utilitarian. Good stuff! I love wagons.

simps80
03-12-2010, 10:33 AM
and of course, my 'favorite station wagon' is:

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I was surprised when I first received my FSM and EWD in the mail from toyota to see it referred to as a station wagon. Call it what you will, even if it had fake wood on the sides, it'd be my favorite one.