||Here are some pics of a 1956 Powell Sport Wagon Station
Wagon. The Powell Brothers of Compton, CA produced scooters in the 30's
and 40's and made quite a name for themselves in that arena. In the 50's
they wanted to produce a lower cost pickup truck for sportsmen and tradesmen.
Less than 1000 pickups were produced between 1955 - 1957 with a camper top
||and one or two fishing rod holders being some of the only
options. Around 70 are known to exist according to the Powell Registry.
They also produced less than 100 station wagons in which dual fishing rod
holders and a single bait box were standard fare. Only five wagons are known
to exist with three of them in poor/incomplete condition. The Powell Brothers
gathered all the pre-war Plymouth cars they could find and stripped them
down to the bare chassis and rebuilt the engine/transmission/rear-end and
dropped on the steel body of their own design.
||Rumor has it that they ran out of used Plymouth chassis in the area and
production ceased. The brothers started building scooters again (off-road
types this time) and gave up on their dreams of automakers.