The intermediate level 4 door, 6 passenger Country Sedan was the most popular station wagon of the five models available for the 1957 model year. Ford managed to sell a total of 135,251 of them that year with a grand total of 319,170 station wagons.
Ford outsold Chevrolet this year and produced more than twice as many station wagons.
Station wagons were longer and lower for ’57 and used their own special chassis. There was increased cargo space too – enough to sleep in if you wanted without having to open the rear doors.
This beautiful wagon is finished in the factory correct Flame Red (code V).
Inside, the red and white all-vinyl interior has been reupholstered and really compliments the exterior.
Under the hood sits the Thunderbird Special 312 V8 that outputs 245 horsepower. It was an option that would have cost the original owner $323 paired with the optional Ford-O-Matic Drive transmission.
Had you have ordered a 1957 Country Sedan (6-passenger) back when they were new it would have cost you $2,451 for the six cylinder version and $2,551 for one equipped with a 292 V8.
This 1957 Country Sedan is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for lots more photos)