You know what’s expensive? An Ecoboost®-equipped Ford Flex®. You’re almost halfway to six figures by the time you spec out a new one. Given their wagon-y lines, mediocre fuel economy and lack of room compared to a minivan, it’s not hard to see why they’re slow sellers. Still, more people should buy them, complete with the good motor. Why? Because it’s The One With The Good Motor that’s always worth buying, owning and fixing as the decades march on. Perhaps that’s why my early-80s eyes see a lot more potential for awesome in classic wagons than my dad does. Most longroofs you’ll find on eBay or Craigslist today are v8 equipped, and the full-sizers aren’t hard to find with big blocks. However when new, these muscle wagons were the exception. Most puttered about with straight sixes or bottom-spec V8s and lousy transmissions, and that’s what Baby Boomers remember.
Today’s example is the Ecoboost of its day: a Mercury Colony Park with a 428 “Super Marauder” (awesome name) V8. It’s got power everything, typical California-desiccated paint and…well, that’s all we can learn from the ad. Given the half-open hood, wheel blocks and adjacent project Mustang in the pictures, the condition’s probably not top-notch. Luckily the seller only wants “$4″ for it!
1967 Mercury Colony Park for sale – SF Bay Craigslist