Patinated 1968 Ford LTD Country Squire

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The word “Patina” gets thrown around a lot nowadays, but when does patina look good and when has it turned into nothing more than a rust problem? Obviously, determining that is based in part on opinion, but it is also based on how severe the rust really is. This 1968 Ford Country Squire wagon could be a perfect example of a car with great patina, as it gives it character, but isn’t affecting the structural integrity of the body. Find it here on craigslist, with an asking price of $3,500.

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The seller claims they have gotten the original 390 running, but it will obviously need more work before it can be driven. For a car that supposedly only has 7k miles on it, it is in pretty rough shape, but then again it’s been parked for the past 40 years. It looks like most of the interior could be salvaged, but it will take a good cleaning to know for sure.

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The seller currently doesn’t have the title for it, which could be an issue. The previous owner’s son is the one that sold it to this seller and is supposedly looking for the title, but not having it could make getting it licensed difficult. Hopefully the title will surface, so the only question here is whether the patina looks good or not.

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Comments

  1. seth

    many cars that old did not have titles, New York state did not have for many years past 1972

  2. William Holt

    That would be an interesting project car to do something different with. So many possibilities.

  3. Bill

    I guess I’ve just lived too long! That’s just an old car to me. No collectible value in my opinion.

  4. geomechs geomechs Member

    A good cleaning for sure. Then give it your final assessment. I’d want to see the undercarriage to see if the ‘worm’ has bored in from places we can’t see. Otherwise I think it would be a great project.

  5. Steve

    7k NOOOOOOOO Way….

  6. Ramone de V8

    I really like the big old wagons. Love the hide-away lights. It’s the price that I don’t like. The market for these things is narrow, so I don’t know if that price is in line. Some of these were 428 cars. That, I think, would change things. Looks like rust isn’t a big issue, though.

  7. Robert

    One word……Griswalds

  8. Horse Radish

    I am slightly irritated by now by these curbside wannabe mechanics/dealers.
    Reading off a 5 digit odometer does not give you the proper mileage.

    A car that was driven for 6 to 8 years from new , we can safely assume has gobbled up enough miles to turn ‘over’ that odometer, logically making this 107,xxx miles OR MORE.

    i GUESS FOR A $2000 FLIP, WE WILL ONLY SEE THE DRIVER’;S SEAT GET DUSTED OFF.
    Now who wouldn’t jump on this ?

  9. FRED

    IT WOULD MAKE A GREAT TRIBUTE CAR TO ONE OF THE GREAT FUNNY GUYS CHEVY CHASE. OR A QUICK TRIP TO MAACO AND A PLACE TO GET THE WOOD GRAIN REDONE AND CONTINUE DRIVING IT. IN NEW YORK IT IS NOT HARD TO GET A DUPLICATE TITLE IN YOUR NAME.JUST ASK MY EX WIFE WHO DID IT WHILE I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL RECOVERING FROM MY SECOND STROKE.ANY VEHICLE PRE 1972 DID NOT REQUIRE A TITLE TO BE SOLD REGISTRATION ONLY AND THERE WAS A JUNK MAN IN TOWN THAT WOULD SELL YOU ONE FOR ANY YEAR MAKE AND MODEL FOR BETEEN $25 AND $100 DOLLARS DEPENDING ON WETHER HE HAD ENOUGH TO DRINK TO LIKE OR DISLIKE YOU.HE WAS KILLED A FEW YEARS BACK FOR THE MONEY IN HIS POCKET CAUSE HE REFUSED TO OPEN HIS SAFE AT HIS HOME. THE GOT $34 AND CHANGE .THEY TOOK HIS LIFE FOR CHUMP CHANGE,WHAT A SHAME..

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