Welcome to another edition of Wagon Wednesday, and I thought I would shake things up just a bit by doing a Wagon Wednesday Showdown. These three Ford Motor Company Wagons are currently running on eBay. So which one would you park in your driveway?
Up first is the most expensive of our three contestants, a 1957 Mercury Colony Park Hardtop Station Wagon. It pushes all the right buttons, from fake woodgrain, to pillar-less styling, even a very period paint color. From the listing:
VERY RARE 1957 MERCURY COLONY PARK WAGON. THIS WAGON HAS BEEN COMPLETELY RESTORED TO FACTORY NEW. A CALIFORNIA CAR SINCE NEW, THERE IS NO RUST WITH ALL ORIGINAL SHEET METAL AND FLOORS. REPAINTED IN IT’S ORIGINAL ROSEWOOD COLOR, ALL CHROME AND STAINLESS RESTORED, ALL NEW OUTSIDE CLIPS FOR MOLDINGS, RESTORED WOOD TRIM, N.O.S. TURNPIKE CRUISED ENGINE EMBLEMS, NOSE OR HOOD EMBLEM AND ALL NEW LENS INCLUDING TAIL LAMPS, BACK UP AND TURN SIGNAL LENSES.
OPTIONS INCLUDE THE 368 TURNPIKE CRUISER ENGINE, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, POWER STEERING, BRAKES, WINDOWS, SEAT, TOWN AND COUNTRY RADIO, TINTED GLASS AND ROOF RACK. EVERYTHING WORKS INCLUDING THE CLOCK.
THERE ARE LESS THAN 10 KNOWN ON THE ROAD AND THIS IS BELIEVED TO BE THE ONLY ROSEWOOD COLONY PARK PRODUCED.
The seller has priced this car at the top of the value scale with a buy it now price of $65,000. The question is this: Will he get it? See the eBay listing here.
Our next contestant is from the Daniel Schmitt & Co. Motorcar Collection, located in St. Louis. It is a 1959 Edsel Villager Wagon, with a stunning Black & White finish, powered by a 361 CID V-8, and a 3-speed Manual gearbox. How is that for unusual? From the listing:
Finished in classic Black and White with beautifully kept Red and White interior. This incredible motorcar has only 72,000 original miles and has been beautifully maintained. Under the hood was a 361 cubic-inch V8 engine mated to a three-speed manual gearbox. A three-speed automatic gearbox was offered as optional equipment.
Despite overall declining Edsel sales in 1959, sales of the 1959 Villager (7,820 units, 5,687 of which were the 6 passenger model) outpaced the combined three-model ranges of station wagon production in 1958 (6,470 units) by well over 1,000 vehicles.
This beauty is price somewhat lower than the Mercury above, with a buy it now price of $22,900. Again, the question is this: Is this Edsel worth the asking price? See the eBay listing here.
The last contestant is from San Jose, California. It is a 1964 Ford Country Sedan, and is not a show car like the other two. This one is driven regularly, and is equipped with the 352 FE Big Block V-8, three speed Cruise-O-Matic, Upgraded Brakes, Tires and Wheels, and shows a little over 50,000 miles. The upholstery has been re-done, along with a new carpet, new carpet-pad, and has been extensively worked over. According to the listing:
We drive this car regularly to the grocery store, local car shows and back and forth to work. We never fail to get thumbs up, people smiling and complimenting the car when we drive it. It always gets the nostalgia response at car shows and out in public. This is a great nostalgia car that will make you feel good when you drive it. It reminds people of drive in movies and a simpler times.
This modified Ford Wagon has a buy it now price of $15,000. Only you guys know if its worth that much. Take a look at the eBay listing here.