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Wheels in the Grass

'57 Ford Country Sedan, Lewiston, N.Y.

Pity this 1957 Ford Country Sedan. One day, a while back, it was a shiny new car being shown off to its new owner’s neighbors. Now… well, just look at this poor thing, sitting outside a barn in Lewiston. Yeah, it looks like it’s missing a few bits and pieces here and there, but (from the outside anyway) doesn’t yet look like a total write-off. The Country Sedan was in the middle of Ford’s ’57 wagon line, between the lower-priced Ranch Wagon and the pricier wood-grained Country Squire. Ford wagons once again in 1957 handily outsold their Chevy counterparts — as a matter of fact, the entire Ford line outsold the (now much more popular) ’57 Chevy for one of the few times since their rivalry began. The Country Sedan came in two forms: six-passenger ($2,451) and nine-passenger ($2,556). They sold a combined total of 186,889 for the year.

for sale online — 39 grand!

Not too shabby.

shiny and new; brochure art

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know