Popular Classic: 1967 Ford Galaxie Country Squire Wagon

If you have ever held any doubts about the popularity of classic station wagons, then this 1967 Ford Country Squire should be able to set those doubts to rest. While there currently aren’t any bids on this 1960s classic, the listing is being watched by a very impressive 147 people. The classic Ford is located in Denver, Colorado, and is listed for sale here on eBay. The owner has set the auction to open at $6,000, and in spite of the impressive cluster of people watching the listing, there have been no bids up to this point.

By and large, this Country Squire appears to be in pretty reasonable condition. The owner describes it as being 95% rust-free, and there certainly don’t appear to be any major rust problems that will need to be addressed immediately. The paint, which was applied in 2006, is peeling in a couple of spots, but it really doesn’t detract from the car’s appearance. The most obvious issue that will need to be addressed at some point is the edging around the woodgrain decals. It is complete and in good condition, but it is pealing and could do with refinishing. The owner provides a number of photos of this Ford’s underside, and while there is a coating of surface corrosion, it still looks nice and solid.

The interior of the Ford is a definite high point, and there really isn’t a lot to do here. The headliner has a single seam separation, but this should be able to be fixed without having to resort to replacement. The rest of the interior trim, the seats, carpet, and the dash pad, all look to be remarkably well preserved. Interestingly, this is a radio-delete car, so there is the potential for things to get a bit tedious on those long family journeys…unless your family is willing to indulge in an old fashioned sing-along, or the occasional game of “I spy.”

This car’s engine bay has definitely received a healthy coating of detailing spray, and hiding under it all is a 289ci V8 engine and C4 automatic transmission. The engine and transmission are quite healthy, but there will still be a few chores to undertake before the family will be ready to hit the open road. The Country Squire will require new tires because the current ones are quite rotted. One of the power steering lines is also leaking, so this is another item that will need to be attended to. Otherwise, the car has recently had some of its fuel lines replaced, it has been fitted with a new radiator and water pump, the carburetor has had some work, while it has also been fitted with a new starter and battery.

As I said at the outset, classic station wagons continue to perform strongly in the market, and a large part of this comes down to the fact that there are no new alternatives available. They are practical, roomy, and offer a great option for the larger family. This one looks like a really nice one, and I wouldn’t be surprised if one of those people who are watching the listing bids on the car very soon.

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Comments

  1. jim

    There is a nice one of these on the Mecum Chicago website. Wheels give it a totally different look.

  2. Dean

    Add “slug bug” to the family travel games. We had a ’69, but I don’t remember if it had a 390 or a 429. It sucked a lot of gas, that I remember!

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  3. Cadmanls Member

    Lots of car for that small block Ford.

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    • Fred W

      True for a ’67 model, but easily increased with intake, headers, 4 barrel. More HP than most stock 80’s V-8 engines. Should get good gas mileage compared to big block.

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  4. grant

    Bells peal. Paint peels. And there is too much Armor All under that hood.

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  5. Bob C.

    I was surprised to see a 289 under the hood. Most Country Squires of that vintage seemed to have 390s.

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  6. TimM

    The grill is very similar to my 65 galaxy 500 convertible!! I think it’s a great looking car!! Fake wood paneling and all!!!

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  7. ken tilly

    Magnificent 4 door!

  8. Ken Carney

    The most important place to check for
    rust will be where the Panhard Rod joins
    the rear frame of the car. My late FIL had
    a gorgeous ’67 Galaxie 4-door sedan that
    had to be scrapped due to this problem.
    When the Panhard Rod came loose, the
    rear axle started sliding sideways! The
    reason you don’t see many of them at
    car shows is that frame rot got most of
    them. My MIL had one with 13 cracks
    in the frame alone! The mechanic told her that it was caused by frame rot.
    Good examples like this are getting very
    scarce although I’d have to have some tunes in this car to make me happy.
    Everything else is great! Nice car!

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  9. art

    No “radio delete”..if you didn’t pay for a radio you had no radio. Extra cost options not on the vehicle means they were not ordered and not added to the MSRP.

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  10. Jim

    67-68 Fords & Mercurys were known to have serious frame rust over the rear axle

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    • Morgan Winter

      Jim, that’s the truth, but not just that spot. After my ’67 Galaxie frame rusted through in spots on both sides, we swapped the motor and trans into a ’67 Ranch Wagon. Frame on that rusted through, and we were done with full size ’67 Fords.

  11. Andrew Franks

    If it’s solid contact the Seller and simply ask what he/she wants for it. If that number is not a fantasy jump on the car, give it what it needs, and enjoy instead of a crappy SUV.

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    • David Ulrey

      I like the car. I’m also apparently the only one with a money figure in my brain and out through my finger. 4k seems a reasonable price for both the seller and the buyer.

  12. Bill McCoskey

    Check over the light “wood” trim on the body parts. What to look for is actual strands of fiberglass sticking out. Areas of the country with sun damage problem [like the south west] cause the outer surface of the trim pieces to deteriorate, and once the glass fibers are exposed, it’s a lot of hard work to bring them back to a smooth surface. Then you have to replicate the fake wood grain. Unlike the main Dynoc trim sections that are peel-n-stick decal sheets, the fake wood details on the trim pieces were printed on the trim pieces at the factory.

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  13. PatrickM

    I LOVE this car. And want it, badly. Can get the money…I think. but, with only 30 minutes left, I’m just going to have to let it go. Dang, man!! Even though I live on the east coast, I have family just 100 miles north of Denver, and they can help me with a few things. Just not enough time. S&!#. (And I don’t usually use profanity)

  14. hugh crawford

    “By and large”
    A friend had one of these that his mom bought new and kept it in NYC in the 80s. Used to haul around a small circus in it. Once he was on a drive in the country and saw a yard sale that a retiring musical instrument repairman was having and bought an entire high school marching band worth of instruments – base drums and sousaphones to glockenspiels and piccolos. And many many steel clarinets.

    He showed up at a couple parties and once at a bar with it all and would just hand out instruments and all of a sudden there was a drunken brass marching band, about half of who knew what they were doing but very loud at midnight. Of course in New York City in 1980 no one even noticed. It was glorious fun.

    These country squires are beautiful and always remind me of how much possibility there is in life.

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