Country Squire Tribute
This is my personal tribute to a great singer and an American legend, the
Ford LTD Country Squire. You know when someone or something of our culture
has truly made it when its on South Park or The Simpsons.
I found this song by accident on I Tunes. I have never heard of Thom
Shepard till now. I recommend his other songs, they are really well done.
He also wrote Riding with Private Malone, that singer David Ball came out
with in 2000-2001ish.
Most of the pictures where pulled off http://www.imcdb.org/search.php
however, there are a few from my personal collection of CS wagons. The
second before the last, is when my red '77 CS made its day view late
October 2005. You can hardly see it but its back there.
It's sad to see great motor cars like these slowly be forgotten. Like the
others in its day,Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser, Chevrolet Kingswood Estate, and
many others, may we never forget what these cars did for the American
Walk around of my new 1991 FORD LTD Country Squire wagon
My tax refund and a big job I completed gave me some extra cash, so when I
found this wagon on craigslist, I had to have it. I'd been causally surfing
CL for a '90 or '91 Country Squire or Colony Park for years, but never
found one affordable or in good shape until now. This wagon was actually
traded in by the original owners at a local Ford dealer for a new car!
1964 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE STATION WAGON -- EXCELLENT EXAMPLE
Gaze at this excellent example of a Ford wagon. To me what is so amazing
is the condition of the Din-Noc wood paneling along the sides for most wood
grain decals don't last this long and replacement decals are extremely hard
to find. There are two choices for Ford wagons this year. The less
expensive model is labled the Country Sedan and the example shown here is
the upper level wagon, the Country Squire. Both wagon models were four
doors with either 6 or 9 passenger seating. This wagon is a six seater.
The 64 Ford is the best looking big Fords of the decade and today they
still retain those good looks. This Country Squire had a retail price of
$3,029 and 23, 570 with six seats were produced this year. The 9 seat
wagon cost $3,099 and 23,120 of those were sold. The big wagons demanded
big engines so there were three to choose from: all V8's, 352 cid / 250
bhp., the 390 cid with 300 - 330 bhp., and the 427 cid with between 410 -
425 horses. This example has the 352. Looking over this wagon you will
see the engine compartment is appearing new, the paint and trim is in
excellent condition, and again the wood paneling is very good along with
the luggage rack. Love those famous large round Ford taillights. Thanks
very much for viewing this hardy 1964 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon.
Ford LTD Country Squire 1977
This is Aunt Edna. She is a 1977 Ford LTD Country Squire. These kings of
the road once ruled the automotive landscape, now slowly being forgotten.
She was found under a tree in 2004, sitting for three years. It had mold
growing inside the windows and was being used for storage by the farmer
that owned it. I paid $150....shes come a long way since then. The paint
looked orange it was so badly faded, the wood sides where white, and the
whole brake system was shot.....it took some labor and a lot of love....but
its been worth it.
When I was driving home in November of 2005, I hit a deer at 65 mph in the
Chicago burbs. I found a salvage yard where I go to school in Macomb, IL
(home of WIU), I repainted the front clip, and replaced it my apt. parking
This video was taken at whim. I was playing with my digital camera and I
discovered that it could record. This was also the last time the wagon was
able to drive. In January of 2007, my head gasket blew. I sent it to a
local shop in Macomb, IL called D_D's Garage. He had the car for three
months to fix it. It was never right. I took it back to Chicago, Aunt Edna
over heated and cracked a head. I had her towed back to D_D's Garage, where
he had it for another four months. He scamed me, I now have a car that
longer is driveable. But Aunt Edna is getting another engine this spring.
And yes, that is Close Encounters of the Third Kind playing on 8 track.
1977 Ford LTD Country Squire drive
I shot a small video in March driving the wagon around Macomb Ill, where I
used to attend college at. I did some repair work to the engine to get her
running better but she still needs the engine rebuilt. At times you can see
the camera vibrate, this is due to a bad miss in the engine.
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