A Wagon Wednesday Rarity

When the esteemed Mr. Brennan initiated Wagon Wednesday here in the Hooniverse, I doubt he considered the far reaching implications of the popularity that Wagon Wednesday would become.
this olelongrooffan would totally hoon this one!

Celebrating Wagon Wednesday over at the uber-fantastic Hemmings Blog, Mr. McGean published a post referencing this Hooniworthy one-off Crown Vic longroof and this olelongrooffan thought my fellow Hoons might be interested in checking it out here.
And note the comment from the Blue Oval designer in the comments section!

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  1. Mad_Hungarian Avatar
    Mad_Hungarian

    An interesting glimpse into what might have been. The conversion uses a Taurus wagon roof, which is too short and too narrow, making for a VERY awkward rear end. And a designed-from-scratch wagon would have differently shaped upper rear doors. But I'm picking nits. Squint a little and you can easily see how a well designed Vic/Marquis wagon of this generation would have cleaned GM's clock. Damn the Explorer, which is almost surely the reason no wagon was designed for this body.

    1. K5ING Avatar
      K5ING

      The rear isn't as awkward as you might think. Take a look at the rear end of a '58 Ford wagon sometime. It has the same extended hump in the back.

    2. tonyola Avatar
      tonyola

      Yeah, the idea is interesting but it could have been executed better. The beltline shoulders around the rear fenders and tailgate do look pretty odd.

  2. CptSevere Avatar

    Nice looking wagon. If the car buying public truly had decent taste, these would have been commonplace back in the day and affordable by the likes of me by now.

  3. RichardKopf Avatar
    RichardKopf

    I wonder if the rear section of an Explorer would work better. Hmm. This should not take away from that fact that I want this.

  4. bboxy Avatar
    bboxy

    yeah, kinda stilted or awkward looking….pretty cool, though, you'd think they'd'a built them factory but i assume they didn't think it'd sell.
    my car-clueless mom drove a '97 taurus wagon for a few years, the unbelievably offensive concave-sides body style, and that thing was so awful to drive and so hideous i'd think any real driver needing a wagon would have picked the Vic if available.

    1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar
      FuzzyPlushroom

      My grandfather's '03 Sable wagon is fun to drive in its own right – sure, steering feel and suspension are a bit lacking, but it's far from the least capable thing I've ever driven, save for its large-FWD-car tendency to plow forward if you try to accelerate around a corner. It's also the most torque-steer-prone car I've ever driven – foot to the floor from 20-60, it'll move about a half-lane to the right if you let it. Sure, I wouldn't want to daily-drive it, necessarily – visibility's good, but I'd rather park either of my Volvos – but I don't hate it. Now, if it had the Vulcan instead of the Duratec, to Hell with it.

    2. Black Steelies Avatar

      That mid 90s Taurus styling was so bulbous and terrible looking. I would prefer not to be seen in one, much less own one.

  5. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar
    Age_of_Aerostar

    Found a couple more pics out there. The direct on rear shot doesn't look too bad, but the side view shot is a bit more disturbing. And I love Crown Vic Wagons (Country Squires even more).
    I have a picture of a photoshop image from long ago that looks pretty good, but it's at home. I'll post it later tonight for comparison.
    <img src="http://www.carguydad.com/wp-content/gallery/misc/95wagon2.jpg"&gt;
    <img src="http://www.carguydad.com/wp-content/gallery/misc/crown-vic-wagon.jpg"&gt;

    1. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar
      Age_of_Aerostar

      <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_EB3gKlxSmQA/SwNbdeAW8SI/AAAAAAAAAVY/0sAgBnoFZwE/s144/1998_Ford_Country_Squire.jpg&quot; height="44" width="144" /></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From Hooniverse</td></tr></table>

  6. Manic_King Avatar
    Manic_King

    Sorry, it is hideous. Looks like some strange concept model by some fifth tier hearse building company.
    Or it could be Sangyong's shot at American wagon. They have a bit similarly styled Kyron:
    <img src="http://www.zofona.com/images/ssangyong%20kyron%202.gif"&gt;

    1. Black Steelies Avatar

      Acadia knockoff.

    2. dr zero Avatar
      dr zero

      You can't really compare anything to the hideousness of the entire Ssangyong range. Well you can, but it is a rather damning insult.

    3. 2stroke4life Avatar
      2stroke4life

      I agree. SsangYong vehicles are hideous and would not go over well in the US, between people being overly fashion-conscious in terms of SUV buying and the name sounding an awful lot like "Pyongyang". This atrocity does remind me of a SsangYong.
      -Darnell's Auto Wrecking, formerly of Jalopnik

  7. Black Steelies Avatar

    Woodgrain would take away from those awkward lines nicely I think. Hell even if they didn't it would still be way cooler.

  8. Andrew Avatar
    Andrew

    Ugghh. Horrible. To cleanse the image from our seared retinas, may I present the high point of wagon design:
    <img src="http://www.audipic.com/audi/2010/11/audi-rs6-avant-3.jpg&quot;, width=500>

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