Not Just Your Dad’s Wagon: 1/25 1957 Ford Del-Rio Wagon
I am 54 year old man who loves classic cars but as I write this keep in mind I am far from an expert. What I do know is that my Dad had a 57 Ford Wagon and he would talk a lot about it usually discussing it’s highlights, and how much he liked it. He would often be heard saying “They dont make them like that anymore!”. I am to young to remember it personally but I do recall his recollections very well. So when I saw this model at the local Hobby Lobby I needed to build it. One of my favorite auto subjects is classic Detroit muscle and I especially enjoy those cars that I called “sleepers”. That is those cars that would look at home being driven by a housewife to church and the grocery store but could also put up some respectable times at the local strip, or some back farm road.
So every-time I build one of these classics, like this 57 Ford, I need to add a few extras but not to much as to give up whats under the hood. I dont like to add a fancy hot-rod paint job, or racing stripes that give away the secret. This 57 Ford Wagon is a perfect example to illustrate this trend. Upon quick inspection from the outside it looks like your Dad’s old wagon but it really isn’t. When you look at it more closely you will notice that the motor is beefed up, the stock steel rims are wearing some high-performance, wider sport tires, and the suspension is a bit beefed up. Yea, its my version of a sleeper. Not much else to say. Hope you enjoy the photos.
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