This 1953 Ford Country Sedan is claimed to still be wearing its original paint. That is quite a feat for a 30 year old car, but this wagon is going to turn 60 soon. It needs some work, but the Flathead V8 does run and it can easily accommodate eight people. Find it listed here on eBay out of Scottsdale, Arizona with bidding currently at $3,625.
It is sad to think that the niche these wagons once filled is being filled by crossovers and minivans. Big cruisers like this Ford provided plenty of functionally while still being stylish. The Country Squire featured wood trim while the Country Sedan shown here had a little more city feel. Ford also offered a two door version called the Ranch Wagon.
Plenty of cruising power was provided by the bulletproof Flathead V8. It wasn’t efficient, but no one cared back then because gas was cheap. Can you even name a company who still builds a V8 wagon? We can only think of one. The torque was sent through a manual three-speed on the column. The Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission was also offered as an option in these.
We wish the seller would have taken a better shot of the cargo area. It appears to be lined with wood paneling that even extended unto the back of the fold-down rear seats. It is details like this that really make you miss old cars.
The seller has done some work to get the engine running, but they mention that the carb could use a rebuild. We also noticed that some body work has been done even though it is claimed to be a relatively rust free Arizona car. The black Utah plates disagree with that statement, but now we are just nitpicking. This Ford Country Sedan is one cool wagon which definitely deserves to be saved.