1966 Mercury Colony Park - Just had her delivered back home to California from Illinois. This wagon was originally used at Los Angeles airport as a field operations car. Put in service in March of '66 until it was decomissioned by the County of Los Angeles in 1988. Have not been able to track down the cars home/whereabouts from 88-2004. Car has been garaged in Illinois the past several years. Since the car saw no open road from '66 to '88 and was strictly used on the airport grounds it has only 57,000 miles on it. Car is all original at this time; still has the holes on top of the roof where the safety lights were mounted. Since the cars been in Ca most of it's life it has little rust to speak of, just a little surface rust around several of the door seams.
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This wagon now starts an overall of sorts. The interior is nearly perfect with only a single tear on the back seat. Carpet needs replacing. Otherwise all other interior parts are not worn and show no wear or sun damage at all; pretty amazing. The exterior paint and wood trim are shot. Soon, after I find the right place to take her, she'll undergo a plastic media blast, along with paint. Afterwards I'll be taking on the mechanical side of things. Removing the 390 and Merc-o-matic (both of which will be kept should someone want to return it to completely original condition) for a 428 and C6. Upgrading the front drum brakes to discs. Redoing the front and rear suspension. And last adding a few extras from other Merc's such as power windows, power bench seat, roof rack and tilt wheel.
A lot of work is ahead but after going through a '68 Mustang some years ago at least I've got a bit of Ford knowledge to pull from...
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