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Nickname for a wood-paneled, station-wagon-style automobile, originally made by Ford, with versions introduced in the 1930s and '40s by every major American automaker; popular with American surfers in the '50s and early '60s because they were roomy and inexpensive; later restored, displayed, and sold for exorbitant prices by car collectors and a handful of wealthy nostalgia-struck surfers. "From b...

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