Station wagons as classics
Image: CowCopTim 2010
While station wagons have always been designed to be practical family vehicles rather than desirable collector models, it seems that a sea change in the classic car market is putting more of an emphasis on these humble vehicles, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Experts are putting this down to the fact that a new generation of classic car buyers are entering the market and nostalgia is usually the driving factor behind the decisions made by potential owners.
Station wagons from the 1960s and 1970s are bringing back memories of childhood to those who are now in their 30s and 40s, and are at the point where they are able to support the hobby of owning a classic car.
While rare sports cars from European manufacturers and the typical American muscle cars are unlikely to fall out of favour due to this change, it is certainly interesting to note how the market ebbs and flows with changing times and tastes.
Phoney wood panelling on the outside and plenty of room on the inside means that classic station wagons, like the Mercury Colony Park, are becoming more and more collectible at the moment, presenting potential investment opportunities for those in the know.