You think you hate it now? Wait until you hear what someone paid for it.
Yes, this fastidiously built movie car replica just sold for $100,100 at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction this past weekend. It’s based on a 1981 Ford LTD wagon, but has had extra lighting added front and rear along with some essential wood paneling on the sides. The engine is the usual 5.0-liter V8. Movie re-creations come in all shapes and forms, but the small details here make the build worth the effort, like the Wagon Queen emblems and the Beverly D’Angelo signature on a spare glovebox lid. One of the Barrett-Jackson photos even shows the car with the roof rack full of movie-correct props, even though the dog leash has (perhaps wisely) been omitted from the rear bumper.
From all the various ’80s movie car re-creations that have been seen in the recent years, the Family Truckster is probably one of the most useable. We wouldn’t necessarily want to do a grocery run in the BTTF DeLorean, for example. But $100K is a strong price for something Clark Griswold didn’t originally even want.