Estate cars or station wagons are practical but not usually as pleasing on the eye as a sports car. A car with a comparatively long body containing a large carrying space, reached through a rear door: usually the back seats can be folded forward to increase the carrying space. My father had a few estate cars,to carry around the four of us children, we lived in a time when two of us could travel in the back before the legal requirements for rear seat belts, child carry seats etc… so I have some fond childhood memories of travelling in the back of an estate.
I don’t have many estate cars in my collection compared to saloons (sedans) or sports cars, but I like the few I have.
The VW 1600 Squareback from Bburago is one of the few models I have where the tailgate opens.
In America, Canada and Australia, Estate Cars are called Station Wagons. These Hot Wheels Chevy Wagons include a ’55 Nomad, ’64 Nova and ’70 Chevelle.
The Lada 2102 also has an opening tailgate, this model was made in the Soviet Union, the other two models of Soviet cars a GAZ Volga 24-02 and a Moskvitch 427 are made by DeAgostini in China. My father had a Moskvitch 427,for a brief time, my sister, Jenny, almost fell out when the rear door came open as we were driving along.My father soon sold the Moskvitch and bought a Ford Escort Estate. I don’t yet have any Ford Estates in my collection.