10k: Surfs Up: 1966 Mercury Colony Park Woodie Wagon

The 5th generation Mercury Colony Park was a battleship sized sedan from Ford and shared its body-on-frame chassis with the Mercury Monterey, Park Lane, Montclair, Commuter…plus Ford Galaxie, LTD and Country Squire – basically anything from Ford’s lineup that needed an entire zip code to do a U-turn.  The Colony Park was a rolling slab of steel covered in a few large strips of genuine fake timber and aren’t seen on the road often today.  Find this 1966 Mercury Colony Park currently bidding on ebay for $9,000 with no reserve in Simi Valley, CA with 1 day to go.

This Colony Park is wearing a coat of fresh Lime Frost paint and the biggest wheels this side of a chuckwagon.  The body color painted bumpers (originally chrome) work suprisingly well on this restomod style wagon and the simu-wood is enough to make any red blooded synthetic termite salivate.  

This Colony Park is powered by the 390-FE, a big 6.4 liter V8 that put out 270 or 330 horsepower depending on option package.  This one has a claimed 57k miles on the odometer – although the seller only hints that it “may” be correct. 

The two-way “Magic Doorgate” rear door/tailgate is a classic American wagon feature that found its way on to many fullsize longroofs but was introduced on the ’66 Colony Park. Anyone under the age of about 25 probably doesn’t remember these – but believe us when we say that the rear hatch can be lowered down like a tailgate, or opened to the side like a door. Something to ponder: what happens when you pull both levers at once?!?

Have your tailgate party and your 5th door, too.

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