Surf wagons have been around almost as long as surfers themselves. Surf boards were often over ten feet long and very heavy so a day at the beach required a special vehicle for hauling your boards and what’s better than a station wagon to do the job? You could strap them on the roof or easily throw them in the cargo area. A good surf wagon can really be whatever you make of it, they can be rat rods with plenty of patina or they can be high end street rod wagons. This Monterey Commuter wagon is a gleaming restoration that is mostly stock but with just enough surf touches to make it the envy of any beach outing. Found on Hemmings in Charleston, South Carolina the seller is asking $35,500 OBO.
This really looks like a quality restoration throughout and although the seller doesn’t give any details about the work done it doesn’t look like any corners were cut.
Pour yourself a pina colada and take a look at this interior. The seat covers are a perfect compliment to the color scheme of the car. I’d love to see more photos of the interior to see how far the theme was carried but form what I can see it’s definitely working for me!
The engine bay looks to be nicely detailed as well. There is no mention of the drive train other than this is a manual shift car. I would venture to guess that we are looking at the 352 V8 that was available for the big Mercs in 1962. Again, everything looks to be well detailed under the hood just like the rest of the car.
Winter is closing in as I write this so thoughts of Summer are a long ways away but this wagon sure has me thinking about a nice ocean drive on a hot day and what better car to do it in than in this beautiful and tastefully done Mercury surf wagon.