Do you remember station wagons? Those “long-roofs” were once a symbol of suburban America and a favorite for family transport. That was before SUVs and crossovers took over and killed the station wagon class. However, station wagons may be wounded, but they are not dead yet. The first station wagons appeared in the ’50s as practical versions of regular sedans.
They had more room, bigger trunks and perfect for family use. Over the years, station wagons have become lifestyle vehicles, shooting brake coupes and even performance cars. So, here are the 30 most interesting. So, read on to learn lots more about this interesting car class.
Pontiac Bonneville Safari
One of the coolest American station wagons is the late 1950s Pontiac Bonneville Safari. Interestingly, Pontiac always named its long roof models “Safari” and made them special compared to similar GM products.
But what made the 1959 Bonneville Safari so desirable is the 389 V8 that produced 300 HP. It transformed this family cruiser into a proper station wagon muscle car.