I’m a huge fan of Fords Squire wagons. Maybe more than any other station wagon they evoke the idea the American vacation where Dad wakes up the kids at the crack of dawn, loads up the crew in the freshly washed and waxed wagon and heads to the Grand Canyon complete with all the hokey roadside attractions only to find that Missy doesn’t do so well without her Dramamine- should’ve opted for the expensive air conditioning!
This 1962 Ford Country Squire is out of long term storage and ready to see the light of day once again. The seller has owned the car for 30 years and had purchased it from the original owner where it had been garaged its whole life. After his purchase it was used as a daily driver for a few years before going into long term storage. The Country Squire is listed on Ebay and located in Bangor, Pennsylvania.
Still in its original black paint, the car has a nice patina and a solid straight body. Some rust is reported in the dog legs and body mounts. The frame and floors are said to be solid. The faux wood siding is faded and there is a broken rail near the right rear door that the seller says he has a replacement for.
Except for the front seat tears and the carpet that looks like it could stand to be replaced, the interior looks pretty solid. The seller says it’s a 6 passenger car but also says it was ordered as a 9 passenger so I’m not quite sure what to make of his description but it sure looks like a 9 passenger to me.
The 352 V8 is said to run well with the brakes working as well but with the car sitting so long a good going over would be needed before returning this to the turnpike. All in all this Country Squire would make a great weekend driver with a little bit of work or it is a great project to bring it back to its original glory