The name "Land Yacht" did not only apply to station wagon
s, but sedan
) and coupe
s as well.
Many of the land yachts did have style and flair, many of the 1950's Buicks and Cadillacs for example. I have never really liked most of the 1960's land yachts, with one exception, the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe convertible (fire engine red). To this day it holds the record for the largest tail fins of any production vehicle.
Although the day of the land yacht is past they are all that remains of a lost art, car design. The 1940's, 50's and 60's were the height of automobile design. These cars are rolling sculpture. Oh sure, they are inefficient, gas-guzzling monsters with poor performance and squishy suspensions; but damn they look good!