Ford Has Some Better Ideas; Or Not: Aurora II Country Squire And Magic Cruiser Wagon Concepts

You don’t stay number one in wagon sales by standing still. Ford’s Magic Tailgate was not the end of Ford’s magical thinking. Here’s their Magic Cruiser shown at car shows in 1966. How great is that? And in 1969, Ford had another better idea yet:

The Aurora II turned the Country Squire into the mobile version of the then-fashionable sunken living room conversation pit. Or something like that. I suspect families weren’t all that keen; they’d all just as soon have Mom face forward, where she didn’t have to really know every detail of what was going on behind her back.  Of course, should you be forced to take Mom’s wagon for a hot date…