Welcome to another edition of Hooniverse Wagon Wednesday. During the 50s and 60s, Mercury produced some of the most unique wagons offered by any Detroit based Auto Maker. They had other-worldly features, pillarless hardtop styling, and were among the best equipped wagons of their time. By 1965, Mercury shared their wagon body with Ford, and the styling wasn’t as outstanding as it once was, and they sold in greater number because of it. However, the seller of this particular wagon created something a bit different, and the result is… tropical? Say hello to the Big Kahuna…
According to the Hemmings Listing:
This car has been done in a “What-if” style. What if back in 1965 there were a “Big Kahuna” option. In fact, many people ask if the car came this way from the factory. Every effort has been made to give this wagon an authentic 1960’s look.
Built April 6, 1965 in St. Louis, this is a 100% Rust-Free survivor. Outside is stock, in original repaint color, except for the stainless steel laser-cut fender emblems, wheels, and tires. Inside has been redone in “Surf Wagon” theme, with weatherproof fabric panels, Thunderbird-inspired upholstery, mahogany surfboard armrests, and satin almond trim.
The original 390 4-valve “Z” code Super Marauder, with 4-barrel carb. has less than 100 miles on a total rebuild. Hardened sleeves and electronic ignition have been added, in addition to a period-appropriate air cleaner.
There has been a lot of work done to this wagon to justify the $20,000 asking price. It includes the build sheet, owners manual, and a dealership brochure. It is a very unique item, but is it worth the asking price? See the Hemmings Listing here.