I think it has pretty well been documented here in the Hooniverse that this olelongrooffan likes me some wagons. Alot. I am lucky enough to live in an area that has a car show or race just about every week from the Daytona Dream Cruise in October through the Spring Fling in late March. I have attended pritnear every one of them and am lucky enough to be able to share them with my fellow Hoons. At nearly every one of those events, I spot some sweet olelongroofs and it is nice.
once in a while I spot a longroof that is not in pristine condition nor for sale at an outrageous price. The other weekend was one of those occasions.
This olelongrooffan spotted this thoroughly used long roof while working on a project at a local institute of higher learning. And it has seen some use. Although it is only a late 80’s era Mercury Colony Park, as TheGoodAttorney, a former pro football player, says, usually about himself, “It’s not the age, it’s the miles.”
Well, my fellow Hoons, the Florida sunshine has not been nice to this at one time luxurious long roof.
The woodgrain, the trim, hell, even the mirror are reflective of the overall lack of maintenance that should have been performed on this longroof.
And I’m going to venture this one needs a new set of ball joints up front along with a new set of tires, real soon. LilWillie, whatda you think?
Of course, it possesses the same metal floors and inward facing back-back seats featured in my dad’s 67 Country Squire.
And finally this olelongrooffan surmises this Mercury Colony Park must be a fair weather ride as
the windshield wipers were nowhere in sight.
But I still want it.
Hooniverse Wagon Wednesday: The Used Longroof Edition
sorry for off topic, but had to share– hemmings blog has the successor company to Frazer-Nash as the buyer of Bristol!
on topic addendum– is it just me, or does that wood grain actually look more like real wood now that it's coming apart, at least in the colony park logo pic and the one right below it?
I always imagine a diesel truck idling sound with a picture of one of these malaise-y wagons. If I had the resources and skill, I'd find a Cummins 5.9 for it. If left to my own devices one of these things will end up in my possession, and then I'll be "restoring it. Someday." I really want one!
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