A classic car with some history and a story behind it always helps fill in the pieces of who the caretakers were so many years ago as does this 1967 Country Squire purchased by a couple named Joe and Ethel on a cold day in Michigan on January 14, 1967. One can only imagine the times they had in this wagon during their long ownership. Just the names ‘Joe and Ethel’ conjure up images of an elderly couple where Ethel spends Saturday mornings at the beauty parlor while Joe tinkers on his machines in the garage. Found on Ebay, Joe and Ethel’s wagon has a BIN of $8,950 or you can make an offer.
In any case Joe and Ethel were able to drive away in a nicely optioned brand spankin new 10 passenger top of the line Country Squire that they enjoyed for the next 20 plus years when it was put away in storage where it remained until being recently uncovered.
With just 62,900 miles, everything looks original on the Country Squire but the long storage has resulted in some rust developing in the quarters, drivers side rockers and rear bumper. Paint is faded and the faux wood looks to be ok but aside from the rust issues the body does look to be very straight.
The highlight of the wagon is clearly the interior with the vinyl seats and door panels looking nearly flawless.
The rare ‘Stereosonic Tape System’ added a whopping $128 to the price tag but with 8 track tapes readily available and cheap the next owner has an opportunity to start a nice collection of vintage tapes worthy of wagon cruising.
A couple of more seats in the wayback and you’ve got the room to take the entire team to the game.
A lot of work has been completed to get the wagon back to good driving condition after it’s 30 year slumber including an extensive tune up, new tires and a new radiator but there is still a good amount of work to be done, most notably bodywork, new paint and new ‘wood’ siding to really make this Country Squire shine but at the $8,950 BIN price and with a really nice example worth around $20K this could be a great project for any wagon lover.