Needs A V8: 1964 Ford Country Sedan
I hate to be the guy who always says that some car needs a V8…but…I’m gonna be that guy today. This next wagon needs a V8. It already has a 5-speed transmission swap, so we are good to go with the gears, but those old inline-6s just aren’t up to the task of moving a big ole wagon around with any sense of urgency. I know that they are cool and everybody wants a slant6, but trust me, this car will be a million times more enjoyable to drive with a 289 or even a 260 V8, and it’ll just bolt right in. Consider a disc brake upgrade while you are at it, because the basic Country Sedan was not was well equipped as the Country Squire, but it didn’t come with the fake wood sides..which is a good thing in my opinion. Find this 1964 Ford Country Sedan offered for $11,000 in Concord, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
1964 ford country sedan
cylinders: 6 cylinders
paint color: blue
title status: clean
1964 Ford Country Sedan
5 speed conversation
Runs and drives – everything works except the horn
Just refurbished the dash – factory paint, new bezels. went through all electrical
I have carpet kit and dynamat – needs install
Seats should be redone – currently front seat is covered with blanket
No rust. Floors are great.
Engine recently rebuilt. Engine bay is super clean.
Starts right up. Runs great. Drives great. Brakes work. Runs cool.
See a better way to drive a cool old green wagon? email@example.com
If that’s a sedan, I’m a Na’vi
Considering that my ’71 Country Squire drank a gallon every 9 miles without caring if they were interstate or city miles, I’d be willing to rock an inline-6 with a 5 speed.
Now onto the more pressing omission: a/c or no a/c? We’re painfully swampy here in Tampa for 90% of the year. I’m unwilling to drive without a cool breeze on the rocks.
A 5 speed swap with no pictures of the gear shift, pedal box or description of what transmission/clutch was used or condition?
Doesn’t say what size the six is, but if it’s a 300, it ought to have decent power.
It wouldn’t have been a 300 from the factory, though.