Hooniverse Wagon Wednesday – An Original 1967 Ford Country Squire

Continuing on with Wagon Wednesday, I spotted this very original 1967 Ford Country Squire Wagon on Hemmings. This car is the perfect candidate for a cosmetic restoration, or you can drive it as is. What would you do with it?

This is being offered prior to the Carlyle PA shows, where it should go for pretty good money. It has a 390 V-8, Factory A/C, the Optional Front Disc Brake system, and spent most of its life in Utah. The interior is in excellent condition, including the rear cargo area. The only real problem with this car is the outside finish, where the seller states that the paint is “Sun Damaged”, whatever that means.

For a car that has only traveled 44,000 miles, the price is a real eye opener at only $3,950. For that price, you get a car with more personality than anything you could buy new today. I would drive it as is, install a trailer hitch, and use it as my occasional tow vehicle for LeMons, or the Boat. Here is the Hemmings Listing.

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  1. muthalovin Avatar

    Shit yes! This has rival personality to that of Charlie Sheen without the liver damage, and STDs.

    1. jjd241 Avatar

      Does it run on #tigersblood?

  2. Hopman Avatar

    I'd replace the seat covers, give it an oil change and do a road trip with it.

    1. Black Steelies Avatar

      I thought the seats looked to be in remarkable shape. Though vinyl would be less than ideal for road tripping.

  3. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    Damn, I wonder if this throws off the pricing of Mad Science's (soon-to-be-for-sale) Country Sedan

  4. Alff Avatar

    My wife has given tacit approval to replacing her modern minivan with something like this. I'd pull the trigger, except I know that just means I'd be looking for a new minivan once she experiences such a beast firsthand.

    1. muthalovin Avatar

      Or she would find it to be the awesomest, and you would never get to rock it.

  5. dukeisduke Avatar

    I'd need something a little newer, and one that doesn't need a respray. Like this:
    It's ten years newer, has only 44k on it, is fully loaded, and has hydra-boost power brakes.

    1. Black Steelies Avatar

      Respray? I figured finding sunburned patina this far NE was one of the selling points.

    2. facelvega Avatar

      Good Lord, it would be criminal to respray this car– the patina is the best thing about it.
      Also, you really prefer the eviscerated 70s version? Wait, are you jerking our chains?

      1. dukeisduke Avatar

        Actually, I'd take both. But like Jim-bob says, in anyplace but the desert this thing would rust like crazy without a repaint. When I was a kid, one of our neighbors had one similar to this one.

    3. tonyola Avatar

      The 1977 pigmobile also weighs 800 pounds more, has about half the power, and has chrome battering rams for bumpers. It will barely get out of its own way with a 351.

    4. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar

      I understand what you're saying, but these two wagons (the article, and your link), as much as they may appear similar, appeal to different groups.
      The wagon in this article has a very special (to borrow the word) patina. It's not a show car, it might be better. It's seen the last 45, lived through them, witnessed things I haven't, and it shows it's heritage proudly.
      The wagon you linked to, I'll admit to drooling over for way too long at work, and it's more along the type that I think I would purchase. I cannot explain the rational of my decision, there's just something there that makes me want it more.
      Bottom line, you can't lose with either one, hell, they're Country Squires!!!!

  6. Black Steelies Avatar

    Personality by the bushel and appropriately beat but not ratty condition.
    What a perfect neighborhood to drive it in as well. It should come in a package deal with one of those cookie-cutter houses. I mean the listing is located in Pleasantville, NY. How friggin' perfect is that!?!

    1. bill Lenihan Avatar
      bill Lenihan

      yep the car is cool; it was used in a few movies also this summer you will see it in Super 8

  7. ZomBee Racer Avatar

    Ok, this one is awesome. I'd take this over that dang Bobcat any day!
    Drive as-is, maybe add some fuzzy dice and a bacon air freshener. It's just too damn cool.

  8. OA5599 Avatar

    An air conditioned, FE-powered, disc-braked wagon for under four grand is certainly one of the better deals ever featured on Wagon Wednesday.

  9. muthalovin Avatar

    Just the right amount of face melting.

  10. topdeadcentre Avatar

    I don't like "patina" on most cars. I know, that puts me into the minority. I don't care, I want this wagon in shiny shiny beautiful original color paint fully restored inside, outside, and mechanically.

  11. tonyola Avatar

    Patina = old, crappy, and careless. Give this wagon a proper repaint and refresh of the "wood". It's deserving

    1. coupeZ600 Avatar

      In AZ, almost all the rust we ever see is the "patina"(surface rust), and a lot of people that love their cars get bummed that that's what you get when you live where the Sun hammers them relentlessly.

  12. walker Avatar

    This wagon is perfect for driving safely and cool drive.The seats looked to be in tremendous shape.I think if its exterior is modified it can be a good deal for car lovers.

  13. RichardKopf Avatar

    I'd rock it as is.

  14. Jim-bob Avatar

    I like the patina but wouldn't leave it if I bought it. Why? Well, anywhere with more humidity than the desert will cause all of that exposed steel to rust out in a few years and then you are left with nothing. I simply could not let a neat old wagon like that go to waste so I would rent a paint booth and spray it myself in the original color. I'd leave the wood grain as is as well as everything else but the driver's seat bottom. It's all about preservation and if the old paint is worn through to bare steel that isn't preservation-that's leaving it to rot which is a far greater crime than a coat of paint.

  15. mad_science Avatar

    Seriously, if anyone's interested in such a vehicle, I'm going to be selling mine.
    Nearly the same car. Mine's got no AC, no discs, incrementally better paint (still needs love), slightly worse interior. It's a 4-barrel 315hp 10.5:1 390, though. This one's a 2 barrel, 9.5:1 ~270hp version. Also, mine's 10 passenger, this is 6.
    Probably needs more love than this one, but I've got probably $1-1.5k in spares and replacement parts in boxes.
    Asking…less than this guy.
    Hit up the tips line and I can get in contact with you.

  16. longrooffan Avatar

    Ahhh…for the want of a spare 4 grand…that is a helluva deal on this classic…Alas, I would have to have it painted if it were mine as the salt air down here in the sunshine state would quickly reduce this sweet longroof to nothing…

  17. Mike_the_Dog Avatar

    My dad had a '67 Ranch Wagon in the same shade of blue. Believe it or not, it was faded even worse than this one by 1977. I think 1967 was a particularly bad year for blue Fords…

  18. CptSevere Avatar

    I wouldn't change a thing about this car if I bought it, other than maybe install some duals, and an Edelbrock carb and manifold. Then, fill it with camping gear and hit the road for a week or two.

  19. idiotking Avatar

    Jesus god, if I had the spare cash, I'd buy this thing today, change the fluids, drive it 300 miles to my father, hand him the keys, and watch the tears fall down his face. I spent many long-distance road trip miles in the back seat of one of these, a forest green model. He also used it to haul lawnmowers for his side landscaping business. He finally gave up on wagons with a 78 Ford LTD that was the size of a Great Lakes barge-the model linked above, actually. Good times. Don't show this to him, OK? Mom would kill him.

  20. Dutch Avatar

    A set of torque-thrust wheels and a Cal Custom wood rimmed steering wheel, ( I always hated those Ford padded centers ) and a surfboard for the roof. Other than that…perfect!

  21. bill Lenihan Avatar
    bill Lenihan

    This is our car in NY ; thank you for running the story…we love the car; it's always stored indoors.
    We bought from the 2nd owner in Utah.
    anybody interested can call us at 914-747-0248.

    1. Bret Avatar

      It's a wonderful car, good luck with the sale. This car's rust pattern is typical of west coast cars, they rust from the top down.

  22. Bill Le Avatar
    Bill Le

    This Country Squire was used this summer in Men In Black IIID
    retro scene in SOHO NY City…lot's of scenses & they paint some spots due to glare

  23. Bill L Avatar
    Bill L

    Car can be seen in October issue of Vogue Lost Highway

    1. Bill Lenihan Avatar
      Bill Lenihan

      Update this car will appear in new HBO series “Vinyl”, Spring 2016

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