The Motorious beta is now available to all users.  Learn more about what this means.

Take A Family Vacation In This Wagon

By Max Holder Mar 28, 2019
news
Shop
By Max Holder Mar 28, 2019
This Ford LTD Country Squire is a replica of the star car from the movie National Lampoon’s Vacation

In 1983, the National Lampoon’s Vacation hit the big screen, and with it, one of Hollywood’s weirder star cars. Despite the amusing fictional model, this Wagon Queen Family Truckster is a replica of the original movie car that was manned by Chevy Chase through several hijinks. Now it is one its way to Florida next for the Barrett-Jackson auction on April 11-13.

1981 Ford LTD Country Squire
View in gallery

Based on the 1979 Ford LTD Country Squire, this classic Panther body saw some upgrades to remove any subtlety associated with the model. Whilst based on the ‘79 model shown in the movie, the car available here is a 1981 model and the only inaccuracy described is the slightly lighter interior.

View in gallery
View 8+
["1981 Ford LTD Country Squire"]
View
["1981 Ford LTD Country Squire"]
View
["1981 Ford LTD Country Squire"]
View
["1981 Ford LTD Country Squire"]
View
["1981 Ford LTD Country Squire"]
View
["1981 Ford LTD Country Squire"]
View
["1981 Ford LTD Country Squire"]
View
["1981 Ford LTD Country Squire"]
View
["1981 Ford LTD Country Squire"]
View 8+

The pea exterior is well renowned as the shining feature of the Truckster, along with some particularly obnoxious wood panelling that makes even OEM counterparts look positively modern by comparison.

Gold crown hubcaps complete the bizarre exterior look, along with the dazzling quad light setup that adds a further set of headlights below the originals.

1981 Ford LTD Country Squire
View in gallery

Naturally, the Ford Windsor V8 is nestled under the hood as per the movie car, along with a four speed automatic transmission. Despite there being five movie cars, each was supposedly modified in different ways to accommodate the hilarity from many of the movies scenes.

Although this is a replica, values are uncertain - but it is certain that this is about as close to the original as you're going to find for sale anytime soon. One of the actual movie cars fell under the hammer in 2013 for $39,000, so perhaps this could be something of a bargain to someone to live out their exuberant family lifestyle.

More replica content


Twister Replica Dodge Ram Sure To Kick Up A Storm At Auction
Ferrari F40 LM Replica Packs A Biturbo Lexus V8

Related articles

This Near Delivery Mileage GT Is Perfect For Your Collection

With prices now nearly treble the original MSRP, this 2005 Ford GT sports just 500 miles from new. Back in 1966 Ford...
By Max Holder Apr 22, 2019

Rare Oxford White Ford F-150 Lightning Has Ultra Low Miles

This stunning F-150 SVT looks factory fresh with only 928 produced in Oxford White for the year 2000 With values con...
By Max Holder Apr 22, 2019

Is The 300ZX The Perfect Introduction To Iconic JDM Ownership?

Can’t afford a full fat 90’s JDM icon? Look no further than this original Z31 3 liter V6 During the 1960s, Nissan ve...
By Max Holder Apr 21, 2019

How To Get Two Amphicars For The Price Of One!

A solid 1960s Amphicar can command over $125k. Here's two healthy examples coming in at far less. Hybrids are all th...
By Calum Brown Apr 19, 2019
Show Me More

URL copied to clipboard