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.
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.
Think station wagons aren’t hot? Take a look at these station wagons we posted 6-8 years ago that are worth a lot more now.
1960 Mercury Commuter: This ‘Summer Rose’ hardtop sold for $8,610 in 2009. Easily worth twice that now.
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I spend a fair amount of time searching the crevices of the internet for needle in a haystack low mileage original classic cars so when I saw an ad that started with ‘4,052 original miles…’ My interest was immediately piqued. Here was an ad for a 1962 Rambler Classic station wagon that had a very short description and a few bad cell phone pictures that showed a dirty and dusty car but not much else. Surely this is a mistake I thought. The odometer had to have turned, nobody would sell a car with such a low mileage claim without at least washing the car.
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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
Having spent its entire motoring existence in Oklahoma this Ebay find Ranch Wagon is ready for a new life. Looking completely stock and missing nothing essential, the next owner has an open canvas on what the next stage will be. Get her up and running as is for a daily driver? A stock restoration? or perhaps a hot rod surfer wagon is in this wagons future. In any case, with a very straight and solid looking body the next owner will be be off to a great start in whatever project he chooses.