My brother had one just like this. We cut school and went to Malibu instead. But we waved at our school as we drove by so we could honestly answer our mom when she said how was school and we could say fine!
Old timers inspect 1956 Plymouth Suburban customized by Beach Boy grandson into swinging sixties surf wagon with yellow paint and racing stripe and roof rack holding red surfboard. Corner of grandpa's 1959 Oldsmobile visible at left. 1960s vernacular photo snapshot--http://reservatory.net