Thursday, September 5, 2013

Ford Country Squire Camper

Back in the late 50’s Ford were keen to find out what campers wanted out of a station wagon. The result was this unassuming Country Squire in 1958. To the uninitiated it looks like a normal car with a boat on it, but Ford had been playing with fitting everything a potential camper could want while transporting the whole family day to day.

With a push off a button the boat would flip over and hang over the side of the car ready to be lowered into the water for a spot of father son fishing. From under the boat would then spring up a tent that would sleep two. Lower the back and pull out the kitchen complete with electric fridge and running water, and with another push of a button a fold out roof covers the rear. What an awesome concept that can still be seen available today with roof top tents.


1 comment:

  1. Surely many changes and improvements in RVs and Camper vans has come along the way. But looking at this old looking ford country squire camper, I think the purpose of campers didn't change a bit. They still help us, as campers and/or travelers, to have a better camping experience. The very reason why, I think buying an rv will definitely be helpful and useful, even if it's already used. - Demi B.