Big-engined and custom-bodied station wagons, both in the U.S. and Europe, have always had a unique appeal to enthusiasts and collectors.
Four-wheeled beasts of burden, known as station wagons in the U.S. and Estates and Shooting Brakes in the U.K and Europe, have become very collectible. Many are bespoke bodied and quite pricy, while others are simply low volume production vehicles. One of the best examples of a low-volume production vehicle is Chevrolet’s 1955-1957 Nomad, ('57 Nomad, above & below, Woodstock, VT). They bridged the gap between sexy two-door sport sedan and traditional and highly functional four-door station wagon.
Our good friend on the Left Coast, Mike Gulett, blogs about some of these unique vehicles, http://mycarquest.com/2012/04/station-wagons-estate-cars-and-shooting-brakes.html