17. Chrysler Town and Country Wagon
By the late ’50s, almost all the American manufacturers started producing station wagons across the range. With the rising popularity of this body style, car companies offered innovative details, equipment, and features to attract customers. So, those full-size models gained more luxury to add to the appeal. But one of the most interesting models from the period is the 1959 Chrysler Town and Country Wagon.
They built it on a full-size platform and powered it with an optional 413 Golden Lion V8 engine. Also, the Town and Country Wagon had an interesting seating configuration with third-row seats facing the tailgate. Chrysler called the rear-facing seats the “Observation Deck” and it had power sliding rear glass as an option. Features like this suggested that wagons were not only for family transport but for road trips to discover America’s newly built highways.