It’s a long standing tradition to refer to a station wagon as a “LongRoof”. The LongRoof alias has given wagons a bad rap with many drivers over the years. Folks seem to equate Station Wagons with massively long cars and don’t like the idea of driving and maneuvering them around the streets of their town. (Newsflash folks, massively long cars are a good thing to many of us).
Here’s a fellow selling his barn find. Apparently at some point in the ’60’s (say no more) a 1957 Ford Wagon was cut in half and put back together as a relatively cool custom. Presumably a wagon lover’s wife thought that it was too big and cumbersome so he modified it to suit her tastes.
The current owner now has the car up for sale for $12,000. I don’t imagine there’s any rush to snag it at that price.
From the seller’s description:
1957 ford station wagon that has been cut in half and shortened in california in the 60’s. its been in a barn for the last 20 years. its has a rebuilt 351 cleveland and a totally rebuilt C6 trans with heavy duty shift kit installed.brand new brakes all around and installed power brakes.needs a little tuning and clean up body solid and interior red velvet. aluminum gas tank. B N M shifter. 12000 0b0