Ford Country Squire Third generation
|1955 to 1959|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door station wagon|
|Related||Ford Fairlane Edsel Bermuda Edsel Villager|
For the 1955 model year, Ford station wagons became a separate model range from the sedans, coupes, and convertibles. The woodgrained Country Squire was the top-of-the-line model, trimmed similar to the Fairlane. For the first time, all wood trim was simulated with vinyl decals.
In 1957, the chassis of all full-size Fords underwent a major redesign with an all-new frame to allow for lower bodies. While not shared with Mercury, much of the Country Squire wagon body would be used for the Edsel Villager and Bermuda station wagons.