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Alexander
10-08-2004, 09:16 AM
If anyone want to see a great article and pictures of the 1957 Ford Del Rio, pick up the November 2004 isssue of Hemmings Classic car magazine.

Alexander
1959 Hardtop
1960 Golde Top

SandyBoy
10-08-2004, 02:22 PM
The old memory is beginning to fade. Could that be a 2-Door Station Wagon ?? Like a Fairlane base model 2-door wagon....;-)

Alexander
10-08-2004, 02:35 PM
It was the equivalent of the Nomad in trim. Ford sold over 46,000. I think Ford made over 150,000 two-door wagons that year.

Unlike the Nomad, the survival rate of Del Rios is dismal. I have never seen one in a show. Nomads, of which they made many fewer, are a common site at car shows.

Good luck restoring a Del Rio, there are no repro trim parts made.

Alexander
1959 Hardtop
1960 Golde Top

Alexander
10-08-2004, 02:48 PM
This is a photo of a 1957 Ford Del Rio - same color as the magazine car.

http://www.stationwagon.com/gallery/pictures/1957_Ford_Del_Rio.jpg

Alexander
1959 Hardtop
1960 Golde Top

SandyBoy
10-08-2004, 06:48 PM
So,,,, I am correct, it WAS a 2-Door Wagon ! I do recall them, but not vividly. I only recall seeing like 2 or 3 my entire life. There was a black one in the town I grew up in. Used to see it around, often. Then, suddenly it was gone forever. Saw another one way down in deep south Jersey, round about 1960 or so. Farmer was selling fresh eggs out the back of it.... End of Del Rio saga for me.

Is it really something special ???

Alexander
10-08-2004, 09:27 PM
This was Ford's top of the line 2-door wagon in 1957. It trounced Chevrolet's top of the line offering in that year - the Nomad.

Ford 106,591 2 door wagons of which were
46,105 Del Rio wagons

Chevrolet 39,347 2 door wagons of which were
6103 Nomad wagons

Ford made many more wagons than Chevrolet in that year, but try to find a 1957 Ford wagon now!

Alexander
1959 Hardtop
1960 Golde Top

SandyBoy
10-08-2004, 09:36 PM
Have not seen one since 1960-ish. 1960 Edsels are commonplace, in comparasion!