This 1963 Ford Fairlane 500 Squire Wagon we found here on Craigslist in Bangor, Pennsylvania intrigues us the private seller appears to have a warehouse full of classic cars and we get the sense from his post that this wagon is one the cars stored there over the past twenty years. Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide, the seller has his project wagon priced $2,600 below the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) level of $9,100. We note prices for these cars remained rock steady over the past three years according to Hagerty’s data.
Despite the seller’s assertion that his wagon needs a complete brake job and the gas tank cleaned prior to becoming road worthy again, this Fairlane wagon checks all of the right boxes for us as it appears to be a complete, solid car equipped with the optional 260 cubic inch V8 that will clean up nicely.
While we understand the seller’s motivation to show how solid the rear cargo area is, we’re concerned he may have done a disservice to the next caretaker by removing the original underlayment and hope he kept those parts if nothing more than as a template to install new ones.
While we agree with the seller’s description this Fairlane is a solid example, we’re disappointed he does not provide pictures of the two small repairs on the bottoms of the front fenders he calls out in his post. While hard to tell from the picture he does provide, you’ll need to confirm whether the repairs we performed properly.
Its apparent from the seller’s description that cash in person talks, so as long as you show up with an alternative way to get this cool wagon home to work on, we believe this wagon has a great patina with a lot of potential, so if you can strike a great deal we wish you good luck with the purchase!