All to often I see a car that has had significant amount of work completed only to cringe at the result. Sometimes it’s a matter of taste; I generally like cars that are for the most part stock, other times it’s a lack of restoration quality and sometimes its just the colors that make me look the other way. This Ebay find 1964 Mercury Colony Park is none of these things. The ‘Silver Blue’ finish is absolutely striking combined with the ‘wood’ applique. A set of period wheels complete with ‘gold lady’ centers give this California wagon that surfer wagon touch and the quality paint job on what was an already solid body means no bodywork surprises should surface.
Being a Colony Park the wagon is optioned as you would expect with a 390 V8, automatic transmission. power steering, power brakes and a power antenna. A notable omission is a roof rack which you would typically see on a Colony Park.
The interior was redone in black textured vinyl with original button pattern seats and new ACC loop carpet. Door panels are original and in excellent condition with the exception of some degradation of the foil trim.
Buying a car long distance is always a tricky proposition and often it starts with a poor description and lack of clear photos but this Ebay ad describes and shows the car very nicely and I’m convinced that this is a quality car for any wagon lover. The work that has been completed is quality and the issues that remain are minor.