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$45K - For A '78 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon...

I honestly don't know what people are thinking sometimes:

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/03/24/...quire-auction/
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Re: $45K - For A '78 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon...

There must be $40,000 worth of gold in the back. Terry
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Re: $45K - For A '78 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon...

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I honestly don't know what people are thinking sometimes:

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/03/24/...quire-auction/

Just saw an ad for a 1984 Le Baron for 6 grand. I donít think people realize how awful those cars were.

That said, wagons are fetching big bucks these days.


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Re: $45K - For A '78 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon...

I know why the mileage is so low, it's a 78 Ford.
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Re: $45K - For A '78 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon...

Weird stuff is bringing big money lately. Still, that's about double what I would think is "high retail" for that car.
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Re: $45K - For A '78 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon...

Could not download the autoblog post due to popping and snapping ads, but claim was made it had only 5,000 miles. Perhaps it was a fully loaded 460 also. Most of those wagons (and the Mercury ones also) were consumed by high school kids, as hand me down cars, in the early to mid eighties. There are wagon people out there. Posted a '74 Impala wagon on the buick site, trying to sell some Buick crossover wagon parts (clamshell rear tailgate parts), and individuals from a derby site contacted me wanting to buy the whole thing. Sorry folks, it was in a U Pull It and the title was deactivated. If the yard had been knowledgeable about the wagon thing, and derbies -they could have (BIG Question Mark) maybe gotten $2500 or so for it. The U Pull Its have destroyed a LOT of good inventory in the last 10 - 12 years of their existence in this area.
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Re: $45K - For A '78 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon...

i thought it was going to be the "Truckster".
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The "Vacation" Family Truckster was the Box '79 - '86 Ford.
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Saw the title and figured it was a CL ad...thats a strange mentality all on its own
These super expensive 70s cars arent getting the big money especially now. People can ask anything they want

TP and food seems to be getting decent coin thats about it.
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Re: $45K - For A '78 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon...

Other than the 20s-30s-40s Woodies, the ONLY ford wagon that interested me was the 1956 Parklane (ONE year only). It was a competitor to the Chevy Nomad. It was only in Fairlane series (same as the Nomad was only in the Bel Air series). My next favorite 56 Ford was the Crown Victoria or Crown Victoria Skyliner (w/ glass top). Otherwise, I would never walk across the street to look at a ford----------------well, maybe for a 55-56-57 T-bird.
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Other than the 20s-30s-40s Woodies, the ONLY ford wagon that interested me was the 1956 Parklane (ONE year only). It was a competitor to the Chevy Nomad. It was only in Fairlane series (same as the Nomad was only in the Bel Air series). My next favorite 56 Ford was the Crown Victoria or Crown Victoria Skyliner (w/ glass top). Otherwise, I would never walk across the street to look at a ford----------------well, maybe for a 55-56-57 T-bird.
In that case Tom, I'm surprised you don't like the 57's. Those Ranch wagons are attractive and the platform was redesigned, unlike the vaunted '57 Chevy.

I don't know, a REAL woody wagon with actual wood construction is a very attractive vehicle. I think the 1940's models are sharp.

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In that case Tom, I'm surprised you don't like the 57's. Those Ranch wagons are attractive and the platform was redesigned, unlike the vaunted '57 Chevy.

I don't know, a REAL woody wagon with actual wood construction is a very attractive vehicle. I think the 1940's models are sharp.

I don't know, I just never developed an appreciation for 57-58-59 Fords. ALTHOUGH, I admit the "flip top" models were very unique, but the fat back end took something away from the lines.
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In that case Tom, I'm surprised you don't like the 57's. Those Ranch wagons are attractive and the platform was redesigned, unlike the vaunted '57 Chevy.
The "bug eye" headlights ruin the whole '57 Ford look IMHO.

Personally for weird Ford wagons, I like the Mercury hardtop wagons. My grandpa had a '59 4dr hardtop wagon when my Mom was little.
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The "bug eye" headlights ruin the whole '57 Ford look IMHO.

Personally for weird Ford wagons, I like the Mercury hardtop wagons. My grandpa had a '59 4dr hardtop wagon when my Mom was little.

And speaking of Mercurys, I really liked the 57 2dr Turnpike Cruiser.
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Could not download the autoblog post due to popping and snapping ads, but claim was made it had only 5,000 miles. Perhaps it was a fully loaded 460 also. Most of those wagons (and the Mercury ones also) were consumed by high school kids, as hand me down cars, in the early to mid eighties. There are wagon people out there. Posted a '74 Impala wagon on the buick site, trying to sell some Buick crossover wagon parts (clamshell rear tailgate parts), and individuals from a derby site contacted me wanting to buy the whole thing. Sorry folks, it was in a U Pull It and the title was deactivated. If the yard had been knowledgeable about the wagon thing, and derbies -they could have (BIG Question Mark) maybe gotten $2500 or so for it. The U Pull Its have destroyed a LOT of good inventory in the last 10 - 12 years of their existence in this area.

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