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Mustang Station Wagons? Fact or Fiction

Posted October 06, 2008 11:09 AM by dstrohl

So in the November HCC Lost and Found, I presented a photo submitted by a reader of a 1966 (or thereabouts) Shelby G.T.350 station wagon, along with a claim that Ford actually built two Mustang station wagons around that time. Yeah, I wasn't too sure of that claim, but it's a neat concept, and I thought I'd throw it out there just to see what kind of responses - either backing up or disproving that claim - I'd get.

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10/06/2008 2:02 PM

My feeling is: these are custom jobs by individuals. They are really hatchbacks. If Ford had actually built a prototype, I don't think they would have left the rear quarter window in the wagon version.

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10/06/2008 3:05 PM

Far to pretty to be a Factory designed job .
Surely a factory version would be bulkier, squarer with tons of faux timber on it and maybe a pair of horns not to mention some chrome .

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10/07/2008 9:57 AM

You mean like this?

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10/07/2008 11:21 AM

Just in case you didn't recognize this vehicle, it is the "Family Truckster" from the 1983 film "Vacation" by National Lampoon starring Chevy Chase. It's a slap-stick comedy. It's a hoot if you've never seen it.

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10/07/2008 1:31 PM

Ahhh...that's it...! It did look vaugely familiar.
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10/07/2008 9:24 AM

Looks like someone put the back end of a pinto wagon on the rear deck of a mustang.

Nice custom job though.

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10/08/2008 2:48 PM

It's a custom job - looks too smooth/aerodynamic to be factory and the rear fender curves look just like those on the 2door. It is one heck of a job however. Ed

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