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1979 Ford LTD Country Squire 'Wagon Queen Family Truckster'

1979 Ford LTD Country Squire in Vacation, Movie, 1983 IMDB

Class: Cars, Wagon — Model origin: US

1979 Ford LTD Country Squire 'Wagon Queen Family Truckster'

[*][*][*][*][*] The vehicle is part of the movie

Comments about this vehicle

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antp BE

2006-03-20 10:39

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stronghold EN

2006-03-20 10:45

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Shouldn't this be classed as a 'custom'.?

antp BE

2006-03-20 10:49

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It is not se heavily modified, I think. It still looks like a normal station wagon, except the grill & headlights.

Callahan VI

2006-03-27 23:51

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This '79 Ford Country Squire was modified by Customizer and Hot Rod builder Barris Kustoms. The people that also built the original batmobile. It is referred to as "the family truckster"

Crockettsonny84

2006-04-11 17:39

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i think that they made this car like this so that Ford wouldnt sue them for use of a model w/o permission

firebird86 US

2006-04-11 18:44

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all that... and in Pea Metallic too!! :wow:

Rocker B. J.

2006-04-29 01:32

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Actually 1979 Ford LTD Country Squire 'Wagon Queen Family Truckster'.

qwerty_86 US

2006-04-29 05:53

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Sure it could be a '79-'83 Ford, but it's an '83 Wagon Queen Family Truckster.

stpaulcarguy US

2006-11-04 06:07

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look at the grille piece between the head lights it apears to be from a chrysler product

cieraguy US

2006-12-07 07:22

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Crockettsonny84 wrote i think that they made this car like this so that Ford wouldnt sue them for use of a model w/o permission

Actually the idea was to create an absurd vehicle that went along with the rest of the plot. The uglier and more gaudy the better. You couldn't find too many production cars tht would have this much of an impact. If they used a normal car it probably wouldn't have much attention as the Truckster did. (i.e. The location of the gas filler or the airbag that went off at odd times).

modell US

2006-12-10 04:40

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Delayed garbage bag airbag :lol:
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And Aunt Edna's corpse! :lol:
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By the way, I think this could be important enough to have five stars. Comments?



-- Last edit: 2006-12-10 04:48:27

Snookie US

2006-12-10 04:48

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Yes. The car is basically part of the film.

ahight US

2006-12-10 04:50

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i'd agree that it's a 5 star car...just like Herbie, Kitt, etc. everyone knows the Family Truckster

stpaulcarguy US

2006-12-11 04:18

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it's so gaudy I want one. :p

Firebird86 US

2006-12-11 04:53

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"You may think you hate it now, just wait till you drive it!

Neptune US

2006-12-11 05:02

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I’m sorry to say, but I think it looks better after the front-end gets torn off… :lol:
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modell US

2006-12-11 05:06

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Clark orginally ordered an antarctic-blue "Super Sports Wagon" with optional family fun pack.

By the way, if they ever make another Vacation movie, I think the car should be a heavily modified Hummer by making fun of the vehicle's poor gas mileage and sheer size. :lol:

Neptune US

2006-12-11 06:02

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modell wrote By the way, if they ever make another Vacation movie, I think the car should be a heavily modified Hummer by making fun of the vehicle's poor gas mileage and sheer size. :lol:


You mean like this one…? :D

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I can actually picture in my mind, seeing Clark driving something like that… along with
all the crazy things he would do to it and with it. It would probably get totaled toward
the end of the film, if the Hummer made it that far with the way Clark drives. :lol:


-- Last edit: 2006-12-11 06:05:03

antp BE

2006-12-11 10:41

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modell wrote Clark orginally ordered an antarctic-blue "Super Sports Wagon" with optional family fun pack.

If I remember well, for the French version they stupidly translated that by the equivalent of "sports car", which was somewhat not logical for a family car... (but as I saw the movie long time ago, I am not sure)

-- Last edit: 2006-12-11 10:41:33

lastinpurple ES

2006-12-30 20:22

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Firebird86 wrote "You may think you hate it now, just wait till you drive it!

Did you drive it?

no1Uno US

2007-02-23 04:01

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I don't want to drive it, I just want my old car back

Firebird86 US

2007-03-15 10:19

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lastinpurple wrote
Did you drive it?

quoted line from the movie, :whistle:

nubby US

2007-05-09 23:14

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This is ONE UGLY CAR!! YUCK!!

Ddey65 US

2007-05-12 21:30

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Neptune wrote

You mean like this one…? :D

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Nah, the H2 isn't as ridiculous. It's too small, plus it can survive off-road conditions much better.

lastinpurple ES

2007-07-06 18:17

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Firebird86 wrote
quoted line from the movie, :whistle:

Sorry, but when I began to watch this movie I was so horrified with the Vista Cruiser's death that I turned it off

-- Last edit: 2007-07-06 18:17:57

truck man US

2007-08-24 01:46

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This car sucks as it is so ugly. :lol:

-- Last edit: 2007-10-03 02:08:17

Clark Griswold US

2007-10-06 09:04

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The Greatest Movie Ever!

I have "The Ultimate Family Truckster" a 1985 LTD Country Squire Woody Wagon. See it here if you wish http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2861016

Holiday Road Forever!

truck man US

2007-12-09 21:21

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Clark Griswold wrote I have "The Ultimate Family Truckster" a 1985 LTD Country Squire Woody Wagon


Dude,I saw your car on CarDomain and it doesn't look anything like the Ultimate Family Truckster,it's just a regular ford LTD country squire wagon,I don't mean to criticize the car on this page but dude,I like your car better is than this one on this page because this one on this page is so ugly man,DISPICABLE,abslutly DISPICABLE.

-- Last edit: 2008-01-30 14:25:59

taxiguy US

2007-12-10 04:06

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I like the giant crown on the c-pillar! :lol:

-- Last edit: 2007-12-10 04:06:58

58Roadmaster US

2007-12-10 04:22

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There's a lot of retro-America in the look and name of this car. Wagon Queen is similar to Speed Queen, the maker of washing machines, and that crown emblem makes me think of Frigadaire.
http://www.speedqueen.com/home/aboutsq/SQ_success.htm
http://www.frigidaire.com/products/products.asp and Link to "www.monitortop.com"

-- Last edit: 2007-12-10 04:24:13

truck man US

2007-12-10 23:01

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58Roadmaster,I said that Clark Griswold's 1985 LTD country squire is better then the "Ultimate Family Truckster,and yes it is beautiful too,and the car on this page(not cardomain)is both ugly and funny looking all at the same time.

58Roadmaster US

2007-12-10 23:25

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Sorry, comment removed. I didn't catch any humor, so I reacted improperly. Of course this car is purposely built to be as ugly as possible! :D

truck man US

2007-12-11 03:56

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It's ok man,it's not your fault,and I agree that this car was purposely built to be as ugly as possible,so I agree with you.

-- Last edit: 2007-12-12 01:36:51

nickman912 US

2008-05-25 07:13

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"By the way, if they ever make another Vacation movie, I think the car should be a heavily modified Hummer by making fun of the vehicle's poor gas mileage and sheer size."

In one of the sequals, Vegas Vacation, Rusty wins a Hummer and Clark drives it home...

Wampa-One US

2008-05-31 21:59

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another just like it on the dealer's lot behind Clark
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the video game version of the truckster
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fantastic crown emblems on the hubcaps and c-pillar
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Supposedly in a bad part of St. Louis, Missouri
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and after
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G-MANN UK

2008-06-03 15:47

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The first time I saw this film I was about 14 (and wasn't as familiar with American cars), and I nearly thought this was actually a real production car!

blk95ta US

2008-06-27 19:16

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there is a guy on ls1tech.com that built a clone of this car with a 5.3 liter Chevy v8, it runs 14s in the 1/4, lol
here is a video of his replica on a SOLO autocross course
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMU2Ld0QgZc

lol @ the video game truckster, one of the funniest scenes in the movie

"rusty, please do not eat the truckster!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3mvQ8V6evY

-- Last edit: 2008-07-01 04:01:32

stpaulcarguy US

2008-07-18 03:31

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This is listed as an 83 but take a close look at the sideview mirrors and the front bumper. Iv got my money on 79.
antp wrote [Image: file1287ok4kc.th.jpg]

ford_guy US

2008-07-18 07:18

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You bring up a good point. 1979-1980 was the only year for the slotted front bumper. But is it something we can really go on given how heavily modified this vehicle is?

trinity MT

2008-07-30 12:56

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even me i was born in `93 nd watched it when i wa 8 and i thought what the hell is that because my father was raised in syria in turn familiar with american cars he told me it may be a buick or olds but he thougt it looked like a shop

-- Last edit: 2008-07-30 13:01:41

lemonhead

2008-08-17 00:43

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I remember as a kid mulling over that car, trying to figure out what it was! I knew that it was primarily a Ford. I finally resolved to think that it was something from Ford of Europe---until I knew better, of course.

Murf32 CA

2008-09-06 22:12

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Please, 79, 80, 81 whatever, the Ford LTD Country Squire Wagon was ugly no matter what year it was produced. Sure, it could carry alot of gear, drove fairly well, but, when Barris got a hold of it, and made the "the family truckster", they turned something already awful into something alot worse. Better still, didn't anyone find it odd that the second set of headlights/tailights never worked? :)

1990dodgeWS150 US

2009-03-21 20:20

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LOL Only one word comes to my mind when I see this vehicle.....HIDEOUS. I do like the wagon but not what they did to it. I do agree however that its a perfect fit for the griswalds.

matty US

2009-09-20 04:51

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I went to a Route 66 car show and there was a replica of this Ford LTD Country Squire. It even had the luggage strapped to the top and a doll with a blanket over its head signifying Aunt Edna.

55 Futura US

2009-11-27 08:40

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matty wrote I went to a Route 66 car show and there was a replica of this Ford LTD Country Squire. It even had the luggage strapped to the top and a doll with a blanket over its head signifying Aunt Edna.
I, too have seen this car in person. Did you see the shredded dog leash on the rear bumper?

Skywatcher68 US

2010-02-08 06:13

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The Truckster's back!
http://vacation.homeaway.com/vacation/?icid=IL_Sparky_PR_T_Hero_Hero_Micro#

1979lincolntowncoupe CA

2010-02-08 23:39

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that must have been one of the first cars ever with airbags. Its like a crown vic wagon times about 8

thestig8 US

2010-03-06 05:02

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wagon queen family truckster Pictures, Images and Photos :lol:

antp BE

2010-03-06 17:47

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nice :D

thestig8 US

2010-03-21 04:19

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Clark Griswold wrote The Greatest Movie Ever!

I have "The Ultimate Family Truckster" a 1985 LTD Country Squire Woody Wagon. See it here if you wish http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2861016

Holiday Road Forever!

shame yo0u sold it :(

Dj Finn US

2010-05-31 16:21

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Holy sh*t! Great truckster. I thought that the Kia Soul would've been the next truckster, but the flex works just as well. The only things I noticed that could be improved were the wood panels. But other than that, kudos!

 http://www.egmcartech.com/2008/09/25/kia-soul-hybrid-concept-coming-to-paris-next-week/

fleetwood75

2010-07-11 21:46

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That is an OUT AND OUT LIE!!! How the HELL can you call the LTD Country Squire BUTT-UGLY no matter what year it was produced!!?? I have a 1972 and MY opinion, It's probably best looking, most well built wagon ever manufactured!!! I inherited mine from my parents who bought it new in '72 shortly after I was born and after 38 years, It's still goin' strong!!!

walter sobchak US

2010-10-05 04:51

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58Roadmaster wrote There's a lot of retro-America in the look and name of this car. Wagon Queen is similar to Speed Queen, the maker of washing machines, and that crown emblem makes me think of Frigadaire.


I was always reminded of the Westinghouse "W" crown when I saw this car. In an amazing coincidence, American Motors once owned Kelvinator refrigerator company, which later joined a company (White Consolidated) that also owned Westinghouse appliances, and later on bought Frigidaire, which was owned by General Motors. I'd like to think John Hughes and Harold Ramis put in an early joke about automobiles becoming boring appliances, but I think it's too much of a stretch.

cl82 DE

2010-10-05 04:56

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Hey Walter, you're on the page of the wrong movie. Better try this one /vehicle_5214-Chevrolet-Chevy-Van-G-20-1985.html

jettalover US

2010-10-05 05:11

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Gotta love the greenwalls.

walter sobchak US

2010-10-06 03:28

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cl82 wrote Hey Walter, you're on the page of the wrong movie. Better try this one /vehicle_5214-Chevrolet-Chevy-Van-G-20-1985.html


lol

echoboy US

2012-05-21 00:13

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If you look closely at the beginning of the movie, the dealership they went to said "Lou Glutz Motors" and it had the wagon's crown logo on it, so I suppose Lou Glutz Motors is supposed to be the fictional automaker and the Wagon Queen Family Truckster is the model. I'm guessing 1983 was the only year it was made haha.

maxman CA

2012-12-18 08:39

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Wampa-One wrote Supposedly in a bad part of St. Louis, Missouri
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and after
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Nothing odd about that. They're in East St. Louis, Illinois.

-- Last edit: 2013-01-17 22:33:05

maxman CA

2013-01-17 22:34

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It's an error that they don't have license plates. In Illinois, either the old plates must be transferred to the new vehicle, or a License Applied sticker must be put in the window. The old plates aren't transferred, and there is no sticker. They would have been pulled over as soon as they left the dealership.

mercury man 01 US

2013-05-09 09:32

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"If you're thinking about taking the whole tribe cross country this is you're automobile" :king:

Gamer DE

2014-03-25 20:11

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I have to say it would look right at home next to Johnny Cash's Cadillac "One Piece At A Time". :D

fontheking5 SE

2014-05-21 17:33

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1979lincolntowncoupe wrote that must have been one of the first cars ever with airbags. Its like a crown vic wagon times about 8

Chevrolet did have an airbag in 1973 , but it was removed a year later , since the customers did not want to have it , at least that is what i have heard .

miki man

2014-07-13 10:57

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I love to call that car: 1983 Family Truckster.

jettalover US

2014-07-14 02:54

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'79 or '80 only side mirrors.

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