Luxury Family Wagon: 1987 Mercury Colony Park

For some of us, the demise of the family station wagon has left a hole that will probably never be filled. It means that those who have their hearts set on such a car have to search around for nice, older examples to fill this void. If you are one of these people, then your search may have come to an end. This 1987 Mercury Colony Park is a really nice example of a family wagon, with enough seating satisfy even the largest family. Located in Longwood, Florida, you will find the Mercury listed for sale here on eBay. At the time of writing, bidding has reached a mere $500. I’m sure that none of you will be surprised to learn that the reserve hasn’t been met.

There’s no doubt that the combination of the dark blue paint and the wood-grain give the Mercury a pretty striking look. Combine these colors with a pretty sizeable glass area, and the Mercury actually starts to look smaller and lighter than a car with a length of 18″ and weight just short of 4,000 lbs. The paint and wood-grain look to be in first-class condition, as does all of the glass. The car features a two-way tailgate, and the alloy wheels are a nice touch. It is hard to find much to fault in the car’s presentation, and I can really understand why the owner is reluctant to part with the vehicle.

The near-perfect presentation of this Mercury continues inside the car. There is some scratching of the paint around the inside of the tailgate area where items have scuffed the finish as they were loaded in and out of the vehicle, but the rest of it looks pretty good. The Mercury is fitted with the side-facing third row, meaning that there’s room for a pretty decent sized family. The interior trim and leather upholstery all look to be in good condition, and the car is loaded with some nice options, which include power windows, power locks, power seats, cruise control, a cassette player, and air conditioning.

Delivering a reasonable 160hp, the fuel-injected 302ci V8 engine sends its power to the rear wheels via a 4-speed automatic transmission. With only 76,000 miles on the clock, the Mercury should definitely have plenty of life left in it. The owner has recently undertaken a fair old list of work on the car, and it now has a completely new braking system, a new cooling system, including a new water pump, hoses, and a radiator, along with a recent full engine and transmission service. The car also sits on a set of fairly new tires.

As we’ve previously seen, full-size family wagons are becoming an ever more popular part of the classic car scene. With no new examples in production, it is these older classics that are really coming into their own. This Mercury is a car that looks ready to be driven and enjoyed. If I was in the market for this type of car, this is one that I would be taking a serious look at.


  1. Kenneth Carney

    My nephew has on of these just sitting
    in the side yard of his house in Winter
    Haven. Sadly though, he’ll never have
    the cash to restore it. I’ve tried to buy
    it from him, but to no avail. While the
    car is solid and runs, it’ll need most
    everything replaced and the major
    systems redone. The wood trim needs
    redoing as it is faded at the tops of the
    fenders. The leather inside is quite
    brittle and would crackle and crumble
    if you sat on it. He’s had the car since
    2006 and has never done anything with
    it! All I can say is what a waste.

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  2. John

    All the best.

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  3. John C.

    I was never a fan of today’s minivans. If I was still a young man starting a family I would seek out a big old wagon like this, you could put a lot of people in it plus when you fold down the seats you can put a lot of stuff in the back. And most of them had big engines for plenty of power. I remember them well.

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  4. Bakyrdhero

    That’s a shame @Kenneth. It’s hard to watch a car wilt away to nothing, knowing you or someone else would appreciate it more. I watched that happen to a 79 T-Bird and a 64 Buick Special. I’d rather have this wagon than both of those cars though. We had an 89 Grand Marq sedan and it was a great ride that went well past 200k. The blue leather interior on this one really hooked me. I wonder what the reserve is..current bidding $3050

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  5. Stevieg Member

    I had a couple of these as old beaters. I really didn’t think too much of them one way or another at the time. I did like them, otherwise I wouldn’t have repeatedly bought them. At this point in my life, buying one wouldn’t make sense. But I wouldn’t mind another. Respectable gas mileage, comfortable, good cars all in all. If the price is decent, I hope whoever gets it, treats it well & I am sure it will treat them well.

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  6. John C.

    She’s up to $3150. so far with several days left.

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  7. W9BAG

    I have an ’85 Grand Marquis LS with just over 9k miles on it, in museum quality condition. I would trade it for this wagon in a New York minute. Love it. Perfect color for me.

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    • M.Balmer Member

      …and would it be for sale?😉

  8. KevinLee

    My brother inherited a Colony Park from our uncle in Cali. He, my sister, and I drove it back to Texas. Couldn’t ask for a more quiet, comfortable ride. Very classy back then, and they still are.

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  9. Maestro1

    Simply get in touch with the Seller and ask him/her what they want for the car. If it’s realistic, write the check, and stop the ebay nonsense. Remember something: If you are in an auction, and end up with the car, you have Winner’s Curse: They only person in the room who thought the car was worth that much money. Forget about auctions.

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  10. jim schraegle

    Hello, have you got in touch with the owner??? How the Hell do you get in touch with these people or is this site just Bathroom Reading????????? Thanks Blake

    • Jesse Mortensen Jesse Mortensen Staff

      The eBay link is right there in the first paragraph.

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