Forgotten in a basement garage of a rural Virginian orphanage for 40 years this Mercury Commuter was discovered only after the house that served as the orphanage was scheduled for demolition in 2015. A full restoration is needed but the car looks to be complete and being a hardtop this is one desirable wagon! The original “Wash Lawn” orphanage graphics are still on the tailgate- it sure would be a cool homage to the orphanage if they were kept when this big Merc gets restored! You can find this Mercury Commuter on Ebay in Richburg, South Carolina witha BIN of $5,500
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.
If you grew up in the 70’s like I did you can probably relate to experience of driving around in a big station wagon, the 8 track player rolling endlessly or your favorite top 40 station on the airwaves while you fought with your sisters in the backseat. It was a time when the youth culture was expressing their freedom and at the same time confusing their elders in a clash of the generations. What better way to express yourself than a statement bumper sticker on your car, which brings us to this very original 1971 Mercury Monterey- original right down to the bumper and window stickers. Found on Craigslist near San Jose, California with an asking price of $8,500 this wagon is sure to make a statement.
When you look at the hierarchy of station wagon styles, obviously the 4 door post wagon is overwhelmingly the most common followed by 2 door post wagons and 4 door hardtops but what about the 2 door hardtop wagon? The 2 door Chevy Nomad wagons were technically hardtops but the B pillar is just behind the door so the visibility from the back seat is somewhat obstructed. So besides the Nomad the only other 2 door hardtop American wagons I can think of is the Mercury Voyager that was manufactured for only 2 years in the late 1950’s. You can find this Voyager on Hemmings with a negotiable price of $54,500.
The Mercury Montego was introduced in 1968 as an upscale version on the Comet which it fully supplanted for the 1969 model year. An intermediate Mercury, the Montego offered economy and decent interior room. Make it a wagon and you’ve got yourself a decent family hauler like this 1969 Montego MX. While Montego sedans and coupes were offered as both base and MX trim levels the wagon was only available as a MX. With a 3 on the tree manual transmission and a 250ci 6 cylinder engine this Montego must be one of the lower optioned wagons produced that year which actually adds to its appeal. Listed on Craigslist in Grants Pass, Oregon the owner is asking $5,500 OBO.
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Beautifully restored 1959 Mercury 20th anniversary Colony Park Country Cruiser 9 passenger wagon. A wood accented marble white exterior along with a red/silver interior really makes this 4 door hardtop wagon a standout. Found on Ebay, the wagon comes equipped with a 383/280hp V8, power steering, power brakes, 4 way power seat and a rear power window. This looks like a quality restoration of a rare top of the line 50’s hardtop wagon that won’t come cheap.