Thanksgiving Weekend seems to always be bookmarked by two of the most heavily traveled days of the year. The Wednesday before Turkey Day seems to have the most travelers on the rails, in the air, and yes, on the roads than any other day of the year. The only other day that comes close is the Sunday following both the Holiday, and what is referred to as “Black Friday” signaling the start to the Christmas shopping season. If you belonged to a family who has relatives that were withing driving distances, generally you were shuttled in a family type conveyance (Wagon, Minivan, SUV) depending on the time frame. If you were born in the 50s, that conveyance was a Station Wagon like this Mercury Colony Park.
According to the listing on eBay:
1963 Mercury Monterey Colony Park Station Wagon. Very rare car. It has a 390 V8 and automatic transmission with 66,000 miles believed to be accurate. Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Windows and Power Front Seat. Car runs and drives great with new tires, new exhaust system, new paint and refreshed interior. Car is ready to hit the road now and enjoy.
Mercuries of the early 60s were restrained and well styled. There is a hint of a tailfin at the rear, along with a smaller version of the concave grill you see out front. This is the type of visual detail that has long since past, yet refreshing to see today. Personally, I would get rid of the 5-spoke rims, but they are suited with the California Retro vibe of this car (even though the car is in the heart of Dixie!). Top bid so far is $9,100, with an unmet reserve. See the listing here: 1963 Mercury Monterey Colony Park, and tell me what you think.