Nine Passenger: 1964 Ford Galaxie Country Squire – Sold?
July 13, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
As we search Craigslist daily for great ‘Classifinds” to feature, occasionally we tend to find runs of similar cars for sale. Lately, we’ve seen a run of Ford Country Squires from several different generations that are all great wagons worth featuring. Our latest example is this restored 1964 Country Squire originally listed in June 2021 on Craigslist in Decatur, Georgia offered at $28,000 currently. Oddly, comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Country Squire priced a very optimistic eight thousand higher than this guide’s #1 “Concours” appraisal of $20,000. Interestingly, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool provides a much different assessment as in this case the asking price falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $22,000 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $35,800 before factoring in premiums for the 390 cubic inch V8 and Select-aire A/C.
1964 was the final production year for Ford’s fifth-generation Country Squire wagons as the company’s full-size cars received a complete redesign the following year. In contrast to the fourth generation Country Squire, the fifth generation largely abandoned yearly body updates. The body design was more conservative, integrating the headlights into the grille and fairing the bumper more closely into the fenders. For 1964, the Country Squire underwent a facelift of its rear fascia (deleting the tailfins) and its side trim, with a redesign of the wood trim.
The Cars & Stripes YouTube Channel features this 1964 Ford commercial highlighting the company’s thirteen station wagon models available that year:
When you think about 1960s vintage Ford Country Squires, you likely have visions of Wimbledon White over Rangoon Red examples such as this car. There’s a lot to love about this Country Squire. Fix the non-working A/C and third-row seat cushion and you’ll have eight other passengers loving the car with you.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1964 Ford Galaxie Country Squire station wagon that I have owned for 6 years. Restored and garage kept (replaced front floor pans and lower rear quarter patch panels). The wagon was sanded to metal and painted in its original color. New interior (9 passenger but needs the third-row cushion made), rebuilt 390 (Z Motor code, original block with non-matching heads, under 3k on rebuild), 4 wheel disc brakes, original a/c not currently working (A/C parts are all intact), and C6 auto transmission rebuilt prior to my ownership. Recently, I purchased the correct vinyl for the cargo area which is included with the wagon. Trades considered up or down.“
Show or go: what would you do with this restored Country Squire? Comment below and let us know!