Ford Country Squire Fourth generation
|1960 to 1964|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door station wagon|
|Related||Ford Galaxie Ford Country Sedan Mercury Commuter Mercury Colony Park Mercury Meteor Mercury Monterey Lincoln Continental|
Prior to 1961, all Ford wagons used a two-piece tailgate assembly that required the operator to lift the rear window up and locking it into place via a mechanical support, and then drop the tail gate down to fully access the rear compartment.
1960 Ford Country Squire Fourth generation side
For the 1961 Ford adopted a tailgate assembly that used a self-storing window feature which could either be rolled down into the gate via crank on the outside of the gate, or by an electrical motor actuated by the key or an interior switch.
1964 Ford Country Squire Fourth generation side
A safety lockout measure required that the rear window had to be fully retracted into the tailgate before the tailgate could be lowered.
1964 Ford Country Squire Fourth generation rear view