Head to an FCA...err...Chrysler showroom today looking for a Town & Country and you will find a big monster sized minivan with MSRP starting at $29,995 that offers adequate safety and convenience for hauling around a large family, but the excitement and sex appeal of a bag of dead squid. If you want to guarantee that you won't get a call (or text or e-mail?) from a potential mate, just drive one of those on your first date; it is as good a mood killer as bringing along your mother. There was, however, a time when the Town and Country name wasn't a total buzzkill and was used on a wicked looking station wagon from Detroit. Find this 1961 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon here on eBay bidding for $12,200 reserve-not-met with 5 days to go, located in Old Bethpage, NY.
The third generation Town & Country was sold from 1960 through 1964 and was at the time one of the largest automobiles ever constructed on a unibody chassis. Styling was still stuck in the Virgil Exner tailfins and wonky headlamps world of the 1950s, but the 6-pillar hardtop design is really a feast for the eyes. Don't expect to maneuver this 18 foot long beast into a tight urban apartment complex garage -- you will need to rent space in a hangar at your local airport.