Wow! Haven't seen one of these sinceJr. Highschool! These cars were builtvery well and were powered by a 302 V-8 backed by either a C-4 or C-6 autotranny. This was also the first year for standard front disc brakes. The last one I saw was a Squire model with thefake wood trim. As I recall, it looked really sharp. Great find guys! What a way to start my day!
Nice to finally see an old wagon WITHOUT the gaudy woodgrain! My uncle had one of these, but a year or two earlier, when they had the vertical headlights...and in the nicest shade of green- man! I loved that wagon! Like the Cap'n says, very well-built. (And yet they weren't bloated/over-blown or full of flab, like what would come a few years down the road- just good ol' American iron!)
Yeah Don, I owned the Ranchero version of this car (Raunchero was more like it) even though the body was rusted and beat to hell, that little 302 never missed a beat. We drove it two years before the truck inspector told me it wouldn't pass that next year'sgo-round so we yanked the engine and tranny, pulling the rear axle at the wrecking yard. That driveline found its way into a '71 Maverick with no alterations needed. Just try doing that today! They don't build 'em like that anymore.
I saw this Jeep Comanche Pioneer today and it is a lot like the vehicles on this blog.http://s27.postimg.org/qfrdil6r7/ok0zidnh_1.jpg
that comanche is great. we'd definitely blog that.
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