Buy this '64 Ford Country Squire and put a longroof in your life

The interior looks clean. The engine sounds fun. The body style is right. This is a 1964 Ford Country Squire and there’s a stonking big 390 sitting under the long hood. Per the seller, this wagon has been treated right in the past and it seems plenty ready to find a new home.
Here’s the text from the ad:

1964 Ford country squire wagon booger wagon!
390 big block
Fresh tune, wires/ coil/oil/ distributor/ fixed all wiring bugs 
4 speed on floor
Drum brakes just gone through new master cylinder 
Straight piped so it’s loud but fun
Air shocks in rear
Static drop all around 3″ in front 4″ in rear
Runs and drives great bought it about 2 years ago and had to do a lot of work to get it driving safe. It’s a driver and we use it to go to shows and down to the beach it gets attention everywhere and is a super fun driver. 
Built by Gambino Kustoms in 2004

I’m hemming and hawing on the asking price. The seller is asking for $8,800. That’s not unreasonable, especially if the car is running well and stopping great. Also, a sorted interior goes a long way. But for some reason $7,500 feels more appropriate. That’s not far from what the seller is asking of course, and maybe it’s enough to snag the keys to this one.
One of you should find out…
[Source: Craiglist]

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10 responses to “Buy this '64 Ford Country Squire and put a longroof in your life”

  1. Scoutdude Avatar

    Except that it is a Country Sedan and not a Country Squire. That or they did a good job of filling all the holes for the trim around the wood grain.

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      I was thinking they might’ve pulled the wood since it says worked on by a shop called Gambino Customs. So it *might* still be a Country Squire.

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        In that case someone also added the words Country Sedan to the tailgate, to both front fenders, and to the glove box lid. I’m the first to admit people can make unusual automotive choices, but if this isn’t a Country Sedan then someone went to a lot of trouble to make it look like one.
        In any case it’s certainly not a Galaxie, which the ad’s title also claims, so my guess is the seller just threw familiar words into the ad regardless of applicability.

        1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
          Jeff Glucker

          These are all… strong points.
          Maybe they don’t realize that a Country Sedan is a wagon?

          1. mdharrell Avatar

            I’d say it’s another example of the “every Mini is called a Mini Cooper” problem. Some people deliberately engage in name inflation (especially when selling…) while others just don’t know and/or care that there’s a difference.

          2. 0A5599 Avatar

            Sometimes sellers use a common variant to describe a more obscure model, to make it easier to search for on Craigslist. A GMC Sprint will be called an El Camino in an ad, or a Colony Park will be referenced as its Country Squire cousin. That’s not really name inflation, since GMC/Mercury have a higher perceived status than their Chevy/Ford counterparts.

          3. mdharrell Avatar

            I’ve seen that, too, as an incorrect but largely forgivable keyword for searches, but if the seller doesn’t ultimately identify the vehicle correctly in the ad or, as in this case even worse, doesn’t include the correct name at all, then I’m still going to say it falls into one of the above categories.

  2. Batshitbox Avatar

    Gambino Kustoms… Isn’t that the finish line of the Goombah Rally?

  3. outback_ute Avatar

    Needs a few things IMO. Some mufflers – have some respect for other people who may not want to share in your loud fun. Some wider tyres so it will have a chance to stop in a reasonable distance, preferably radials, I’d hate to wipe out the front end on some idiot assuming all cars stop like new ones.
    And since wagon = ideal for road trips I’d be thinking hard about better brakes for the highway. Probably raise it a little – both aspects depending on how it works as is.
    The lack of woodgrain is a plus for me

  4. 10mm socket Avatar
    10mm socket

    Dunno what happened to oldlongroofian but I was expecting him to be all over this!

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