As evidenced by today’s earlier LTD Crown Victoria sedan, in the 1980s, there were still those who desired a full-size, no frills Ford sedan. For like-minded people who needed a bit more passenger and cargo space, they needn’t have worried.
The Di-Noc-sided Country Squires tend to get all the attention, but during the Panther years Ford did offer a non-woodgrained plain LTD Crown Victoria wagon, for those who preferred a cleaner, simpler look. Going woodless didn’t mean forgoing power, as like all civilian LTD Crown Victorias, this wagon got the 5.0L V8 with electronic fuel injection.
This one still looks rather elegant with its wire wheels, chrome trim, and paint stripes. The dark red vinyl interior contrasts nicely with the dark gray exterior. Its lack of Di-Noc siding has also helped it hold up much better with age, as most Panther-era Country Squires that are left these days have woodgrain that’s worn, faded, and peeling.