An iconic American station wagon that was characterized by it's large size, comfort, towing power, and signature faux-wood panels meant to emulate Woodies
from the 40s and 50s. It was the top-of-the line station wagon built by Ford
from 1951 to 1991. It was based on the Fairlane
, and LTD line over the course of its history. Country squires are highly collected, especially the classics that were made before the mid-70s. They are fairly hard to find today, despite being a common site in virtually every suburban town in America in the 60s and 70s.
The Country squire was always amongst the biggest, heaviest passenger cars of every model year. Their size reached a peak in the mid-70s. They were fitted with huge V8 engines ranging from a standard 351 windsor to a beastly 460 (7.5L) V8 that was the largest engine ever mass produced. The big engines were choked by emissions requirements starting in the early 70s and got atrocious gas milage.
(Disclaimer, I own a Country Squire, and I believe it to be the most badass car ever built.)
The Ford Country Squire is driven by the family in Harry and the Hendersons.
The O'Doyle Family from Billy Madison
own a Ford Country Squire and drive it off a cliff toward the end of the movie.
The "Family Truckster" from National Lampoons Vacation is a heavily modified Country Squire.