Classic History Capsule: 1956 Rambler Cross Country – The First Hardtop Station Wagon – A Radical New Concept Indeed With All That “Wood”!

CEO George Romney’s decision to focus AMC strictly on Ramblers was mainly about smaller more practical alternatives to the Big Three. But even then, Rambler did some pioneering, though sometimes it was a bit questionable. The 1956 Cross Country Hardtop Wagon was an industry first, and that wood grain is just too wild for words. Now that’s a Rambler I’d love to own. Wonder if any still exist?