The 1961 Galaxie was reskinned from the glass house down and lost the distinct look of the 1960 cars. There are no mechanical guarantees, expressed or implied. I dislike such inaccuracies like that. My wife love all the extras. For 1950, the spare-tire cover was deleted; in April 1950, the lower tailgate was redesigned, changing from all-wood construction to steel construction with wood trim. Functionally an update of the second generation, the body underwent several styling revisions, along with multiple functional upgrades.
Apparently no one could summon up the energy to replace the brakes, cylinders and lines……. The genuine wood body panels were manufactured at the in the from lumber owned by Ford Motor Company. As a 7 year oId, I saw the world from the back of that wagon, and it was a great view! Quite an accomplishment considering the fact that it has a Franklin tag hanging from the chassis. The Country Squire however, came standard with the Cleveland 400M V8, while the 429 and 460 V8s were optional. Following a minor grille update for the 1967 model year, the Country Squire underwent an exterior update for the 1968 model year. Along with Ford sedans, the Country Squire adopted several design elements of the , including its wraparound windshield restyled with a forward-slanted A-pillar , short , and large round taillamps. If this were the real thing, how would you get anything in the back? Spare, jack adapter, and peeking out from behind the spare is the bumper jack.
Our goal is to provide you with the best service and buying experience as possible. Two displacements were available, a 332 cubic-inch V8 240 hp with a 2-barrel carburetor; 265 hp with a 4-barrel carburetor or 352 cubic inches 300 horsepower, four-barrel carburetor. The Squire name was also used on woodgrain-trim versions of the ; in 1976, Ford offered a Pinto Squire Runabout hatchback. Look at the amazingly nice, clean and original doorjamb! In line with other American manufacturers, a central part of the redesign was lower body height, requiring an all-new chassis to accommodate a lower floor. The 1964 Galaxie was once again reskinned, with the formal two-door hardtop once again going extinct.
The second and third-row seats were redesigned, allowing their removal without tools. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. For its next three generations, the Country Squire was a distinct model range; initially sharing its trim with the , the Country Squire later adopted trim of the. Four of us sat in the seats while my little brother had a cubbie hole back in storage. But, no- the car arrived with incorrect amber parking lights. By 1991, the Country Squire was the slowest-selling Ford vehicle in North America, with less than 4,000 produced. Therefore, you cannot later cancel such a contract simply because you change your mind, decide the vehicle costs too much, or wish you had acquired a different vehicle.
However, as with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective, and we recommend that the potential buyer fly out to inspect, as well as test drive any of our vehicles before finalizing their purchase. For the 1950 model year, Ford renamed its model lines; initially, the station wagon was a Custom Deluxe with the Country Squire name introduced in early 1950. These are the delivery documents — still in their original clear plastic envelope. In place of a complete wooden body aft of the firewall, the 1949 Ford station wagon was designed with a steel roof, rear fenders, and tailgate frame. This could look really cool wet sanded and hit with a protective matte clear coat. The rear window is electrically operated, either from a switch under the dash or by turning the key in the door handle. It has working suspension, opening hood, doors and gate.
This is the 6 passenger wagon, with 2 rows of seats. The embodiment of the suburban ideal — the Country Squire! The radio would then have the appearance of an original equipment, factory radio. It was based on the Ford full-size car line available in each year. For 1962, the engines were retuned to 138 hp for the inline-6 and 170 hp for the 292; while the 220 hp version of the 352 remained, the 300 hp version was replaced by a 390 cubic-inch V8 producing 300 hp the only version of the 390 offered with the Country Squire. Every detail has been carefully researched and crafted with precision. The miniature Thunderbird 390 engine is fully detailed, with all wiring in evidence. The standard engine on all other full-size Ford sedans and wagons was the 351 Windsor V8.
Three versions of the 312 cubic-inch V8 were offered: 245 hp four-barrel , 270 hp dual four-barrel , and 300 hp dual four-barrel, supercharger. If you want to add your Collector Review,. For the 1961 model year, Ford incorporated a tailgate assembly that featured a self-storing window that could either be rolled down into the gate via crank on the outside of the gate, or by an electrical motor actuated by the key or an interior switch. The 292 cubic-inch V8 returned with a two-barrel carburetor , producing 212 hp. Slotted below the Country Squire were the four-door Country Sedan and the two-door.
While gaining an inch in wheelbase, the second-generation Country Squire was reduced approximately 10 inches in length over its predecessor. It is loaded with details. Look how good that is underneath. Note the rich and un-faded woodgraining throughout the interior! It provided a lot of space for the family and its gear and a lot of comfort for the trip ahead. While retaining body-on-frame construction, the 1949 Ford chassis abandoned several design elements retained by Ford since the Model T, including a torque tube driveshaft and transverse leaf springs.
The engine bay is pretty clean and all original. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale. Bid with confidence- this just might be one of the best finds on eBay! The three V8 engines were retained from the previous generations, with a 200 hp 289 cubic-inch V8, a 250 hp 352 cubic-inch V8, and a 300 hp 390 cubic-inch V8. I think the reason is that the rust blends so well with the brown color and brown siding. This lovely motorcar has been beautifully restored and is now ready to be shown or driven! Shared with the Thunderbird, a 292 cubic-inch V8 produced 198 hp. With the introduction of the 1966 models, all Ford wagons introduced the Magic Door Gate which allowed the tailgate on the vehicle to function as a traditional tailgate that could be lowered, or a door that swung outward for easier access to the seating area. These vehicles are test-driven and actual mileage may vary at the time of sale.
For 1961, Mercury revised its model range following the discontinuation of Edsel, with the Monterey becoming a longer-wheelbase version of the Galaxie; in a change that would until their 1991 discontinuation, the Colony Park became the Mercury counterpart of the Country Squire. Horn, windshield wipers, turn signals, and heater all work fine. Look and be amazed by the wonderful original interior! General Motors introduced wood trim for the 1966 and in 1967 for the and. Coinciding with all full-size Fords, the Country Squire adopted two-sided keys for 1965, introducing a while unlocking the front doors and starting the car, the key would not unlock the glovebox and rear cargo door. If like me, you find this station wagon strangely appealing, you can find it in Gig Harbor, Washington. For 1968, the 289 was expanded to 302 cubic inches, producing 210 hp. Looks like a Canadian build.