eBay Find of the Day: A 1954 Ford Ranch Wagon “Radio Flyer”

Many of us have fond memories of station wagons. Mom, dad, and our siblings all cramming into the long-roof people transporter, setting off for destinations unknown while the dog and cat get into fights in the massive back trunk area. There was even room for Grandpa and Grandma in the big red wagons. These days, crossovers have all but replaced station wagons as the preferred mode of family transportation, but some people still prefer wagons…especially the old school wagons that drip with style.

Up on eBay is what we would argue as the ultimate people mover, a 1954 Ford Ranch Wagon restomod that looks both comfortable and fast, yet practical and stylish. It is without a doubt the ultimate road trip car. This ‘54 Ranch wagon is a heavy dose of nostalgia, especially with the bright red paint job and “Radio Flyer” banner applied to the side. While the ‘54 Ranch Wagon isn’t as popular as say, the Chevy Nomad, this two-door wagon has plenty noteworthy features in our eyes.

Fold down back seats? Check. Massive cargo area? Check. Fuel-injected 5.0 liter V8 engine and a column-mounted shifter? Check and check! This restomod was done right, and as an extra bonus a pretty lady is willing to show you the ins-and-outs of this awesome ride.

This Ranch Wagon was built right, foregoing garish, over-the-top designs and looks for a subdued look that is classy, cool, and appealing to most everyone. Who here would rather drive a modern cross versus this classic Ford wagon? Not many people we’d wager. How much would you shell out for this well-done wagon?

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Chris Demorro

Christopher DeMorro is a freelance writer and journalist from Connecticut with two passions in life; writing and anything with an engine.
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