Wagon Wednesday – How about a 1959 Ford Country Squire 4X4 on eBay

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It has been a very long time since I’ve had the pleasure to bring you a Wagon Wednesday posting, and here is one for the record books. This is a 1959 Ford Country Squire that now rides on top of a Ford 4X4 chassis of some sort. It takes the 50s or 60s Suburban Family Style, and combines the in your face outrageousness of a Monster 4X4 into one vehicle. Is it a vehicle that you would want to own?

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According to the listing:

UP FOR SALE MY 1959 SQUIRE WAGON CUSTOM 4X4 WAGON. BODY SAID TO BE FROM ARIZONA ABOUT 31,000 ORIGINAL MILES ON BODY. DRIVE TRAIN APEARS TO BE MAYBE BRONCO II OR RANGER, 351 MOTOR , 4SPD AUTO TRANNY, 4X4 IS MANUAL LOCKOUT HUBS, I DO NOT NO WHAT YEAR MOTOR IS , STOCK EXHAUST, CAR RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT ,TIRES 33X12.5X15 ON AMERICAN RACING WHEELS

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PAINT IS GOOD , THERE IS ONE AREA ON REAR FIN ON DRIVER SIDE UNDER WINDOW WHERE PAINT IS STARTING TO CRACK, PAINT JOB IS OLDER ,LOOKS GOOD, LOTS OF COMPLIMENTS ON CAR

INTERIOR IS MOSTLY STOCK, FRONT BUCKET SEAT MAYBE MUSTANG SEATS , REAR SEATS ORIGINAL AND ALSO LAY DOWN FLAT,SINGLE AM/FM CD PLAYER 4 SPEAKER SYSTEM SOUNDS GREAT, INTERIOR IS IN REALY GOOD CONDITION, DID NOTICE A SMALL TEAR ABOUT THE SIZE OF A DIME ON ONE OF THE BACK SEATS

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CAR IS A CUSTOM DONE RIGHT GETS LOTS OF COMPLIMENTS, DRIVES GOOD BUT BIG TIRES HAS IT WANDERING SLIGHTLY, SLIGHT VIBRATION IN FRONT WHEELS OVER 65 MPH , HAD REBALANCED DID NOT CORRECT ISSUE

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Yes, the guy who wrote the ad likes to use all caps, as if he’s shouting at you, but can you blame him? This thing is AWESOME… Well, it has the potential to be awesome. Top bid so far with less that a day and 1/2 to go is $3,383, with an unmet reserve. The Buy-it-Now price tag is $19,500, to which I say “CRACKPIPE”. However. I am wondering what you guys think about this Redneck Country Squire. See the listing here: [sc:ebay itemid=”290946810710″ linktext=”1959 Ford Country Squire 4X4″ ]

24 Comments

  1. Huh, Troy's not ultimately that far from me.
    If he knew more about it, or the asking price was solidly down in the four-figure range, this'd be sweet.

  2. Could this be in the running for the title of "Worlds First SUV"?
    I'm actually finding that i like this. a lot! mostly for the odd factor.

  3. Beyond awesome. If you could get this for around 6 or 7k, it would be too much fun.

  4. Incorrect fender ornaments, incorrect pattern on the fake wood insert, incorrect application of trim around the rear wheel arches, missing script on the fins, incorrect wiper motor, some incorrect interior pieces. Pass.

    1. He put it on a different chassis and you complain about missing trim? Forest for the trees dude.

      1. I came here to say that. You beat me to it. I left satisfied.
        /I (want to) believe, however, that the sarcasm was embedded in white on white text

      2. I think the frame swap is hilarious, so no problem there.
        I forgot to mention the incorrect front turn signals, however. That's just wrong.

        1. You are my reason to love hooniverse today.
          edit: I miss the joke, fuel the joke, I'll take that fall.

      1. That's also not the right voltage regulator. It's like they weren't even trying for originality.
        The hose clamps are actually an improvement over the stock single-wire and double-wire type. Still wrong, though.

  5. Normally, I'm something of a purist. Any modifications ought be understated or invisible, in my opinion. Anything lifted or lowered turns me off.
    This is the exception. It's not obscenely lifted, only in the range of factory-normal for a pickup or SUV, which helps its case. That said, this is awesome in the category of 'why didn't they offer it this way from the factory' awesome. If I had the money and the place to put it, I'd take it in a heartbeat.
    The only thing I'd change is the wheels. I'd try to replicate the appearance of the wagon's stock wheels. If that proves impractical, I'd try to match the appearance of contemporary for F-series wheels. Only a minor gripe, but that body'd look better with contemporary wheels.

    1. I'd leave the wheels, swap in some automatic hubs (lots of people selling them on e-bay when they put manuals on) and stick some stock hubcaps (if they could be found) on it.

  6. Drop the price to 5k, add a tow bar, go camping. The real question is how anemic the motor is, but the auto trans says "put a camper on it!" to me.

  7. I, too, will chime in that for how absurd this is…it seems very "doable".
    Bummer it's a Ranger/BroncoII chassis rather than a beefier BroncoBronco.

  8. Needs body-colored steelies with some narrow rubber to look correct.
    Normally, I prefer 4×4 Camaros, but this is cool, too.

  9. I just noticed the shift lever sticking nearly straight up. Is that normal or was that part of the shenanigans required to get the various pieces to mostly mate?

  10. I'd be horrified at what was done to this fine longroof if I didn't want it so badly. My commute would be a whole lot more fun with this bastard. Remove the fuzzy dash and I'm in… if not I'll get matching fuzzy dice, me likey.

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