Already Sold?: 1964 Mercury Commuter Station Wagon – SOLD!

Sep 2020 | Classifinds, Wagon Wednesday

September 22nd Update – We just confirmed the private seller of this Mercury Commuter deleted their Craigslist ad, so it’s safe to say the first buyer ended up going through with buying the car by September 8th.  Consequently, we’re calling this Mercury “Sold!”

In our daily quest of searching Craigslist to find interesting Classifinds to share, we often come across odd posts.  In this latest example, the 1964 Mercury Commuter station wagon listed recently on Craigslist in South Elgin, Illinois (Chicago) with an asking price of $6,200 is technically already sold.  The private seller indicates that if the current buyer picks up this car by September 8th as planned, he will remove the listing.  Comparing this price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for a similar sedan version as a proxy confirms this private seller has his Commuter priced between the #3 “Good” appraisal of $7,600 and the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $5,800.  If you are serious about buying this station wagon, perhaps you can make a higher offer than the current $6,200.  The private seller provided this interesting blog featuring the build-up of the car to date. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description.

“I have a pending sale for the station wagon for September 8. If the gentleman picks up the car as scheduled, I will remove this ad. Thank you for your consideration.

I’m selling my 1964 Mercury Commuter station wagon. The car runs good & drives well. A previous owner did a lot of expensive work to the car in 2017.

The blog shows that this car has had the following work completed: rebuilt 390 engine -rebuilt transmission- Dearborn Classics front disc brake conversion -new dual exhaust system -aluminum radiator -ALL NEW springs, shocks, ball joints, suspension bushings, tie rod ends and front sway bar. -new brake hoses -Jamco 3” lowering kit -Holley 2bbl carb – 16” American Racing wheels. This past July I gave it a new battery & tune up. The tires are in excellent condition. The car has some minor problems as old cars do. The rear main seal leaks oil, but Isn’t to hard to fix. It needs a new turn signal switch and the glass pack mufflers are a bit loud for my taste. The interior is rough, but reproduction parts are available. Original paint. Lower rear quarters are rusty but Patch panels are available from Dessert Valley Auto Parts. Very minor rust in the floor. Everything else is solid. doors, jambs, rockers, hat channels, etc are super nice. This wagon was originally built with a two tone blue interior and air conditioning. The ac is currently missing. Great car. It gets TONS of attention!! Please call with questions! I’m flexible on the price. Motivated seller!”

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