Obscure Options: 1967 Ford Country Sedan 68K Survivor – Sold?

by | Jan 2024 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Wagon Wednesday

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February 27, 2024 Update – Unfortunately, the seller replaced their exclusive Craigslist ad with a group listing this vintage Ford with a number of other classic cars for sale in the seller’s area. This type of ad violates Craigslist’s policy, so we’ll keep an eye out for whether he goes back to featuring this Ford exclusively.

During the station wagon’s heyday, it was common for domestic automobile manufacturers to sub-brand their long roof offerings within their sedan counterpart’s trim lines.  A classic example was at Ford. Throughout the 1960s, the top-level Country Squire was the faux wood paneled wagon equivalent of the Galaxie 500XL; the Country Sedan made do with the mid-level Galaxie 500 trim. However, most of the options available on the Country Squire could also be found on the Country Sedan.

This Vintage Burgundy 1967 Ford Country Sedan For Sale, first spotted on Craigslist in Franklin, Tennessee (Nashville) in January 2024, is a 68K original mile, well optioned, survivor-quality example. While this Country Sedan for sale features the standard 289 cubic inch V8 offered that year, the car not only features rare working factory air conditioning, but also came equipped with an even rare factory in-dash 8-Track player.  Sadly, the seller does not provide a picture of the dashboard, however the vintage commercial featured below shows the option in action.

Last offered for $18,000 (the original ask was $18,500), the downloadable 2023 Old Cars Price Guide Big Book confirms the seller’s ask falls above this guide’s #1 “Fine” estimate of $16,000.

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls properly between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $14,200 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $20,100 before making adjustments for factory air conditioning (+10%).

Ford’s Country Sedan was the automaker’s mid-trim station wagon offering across six generations spanning 1952 through 1972. Ford offered the fifth generation Country Sedan from 1965 through 1968.  The 1967 Ford Country Sedan is a classic American station wagon that encapsulates the design and performance characteristics of its era.

The heart of the 1967 Ford Country Sedan is its standard 289 cubic inch V8 engine. This powerplant was part of Ford’s Windsor engine family and played a pivotal role in defining the performance of many Ford vehicles during the 1960s. The 289 V8 featured a cast-iron block and cylinder heads, contributing to its robust and durable construction.  The 289 V8 was known for delivering a balance of power and efficiency. In the 1967 Ford Country Sedan, this engine was capable of producing around 200 horsepower and 282 lb-ft of torque. These figures were more than adequate for a family wagon, providing a smooth and responsive driving experience.

The 1967 Ford Country Sedan with the 289 V8 engine was available with different transmission options. The most common transmission was the optional three-speed Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission, while a few consumers opted for a floor-shifted four-speed manual.  The fifth generation Country Sedan featured rear wheel drive.  The suspension system of the 1967 Ford Country Sedan contributed to a smooth and comfortable ride. The front suspension likely featured an independent suspension setup, while the rear suspension might have been a solid axle design. The combination of coil springs and shock absorbers helped provide a balanced and controlled ride, especially considering the station wagon’s role as a family vehicle.

In summary, the 1967 Ford Country Sedan equipped with the 289 cubic inch V8 engine represents a fascinating piece of automotive history. Its combination of power, durability, and family-friendly design made it a popular choice during its time.

The Classic Car Channel YouTube Channel features this 1967 Ford Country Squire wagon commercial that shows all of the features and benefits that also applied to the Country Sedan.  Most notable is the shot of the optional in dash 8-Track player that the car for sale here comes equipped with:

Not only is this 1967 Ford Country Sedan for sale a solid and straight survivor quality example, the fact it features rare working factory air conditioning and in-dash 8-Track player makes this station wagon a rare find. We hope the next caretaker resists the urge to repaint this example as it has a wonderfully preserved patina on what appears to be a rust-free body.

If you are serious about buying this Country Sedan for sale, you can start the conversation by using the contact information provided by the seller in their Craigslist ad.  When you connect, please mention that you saw their Ford station wagon featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1967 Ford Country Sedan TN Wagon for sale; Solid original. The “Squire” was the woodgrain pkg, but this is all original etc.
Super decent/solid #3 driver currently registered & insured. New front end work completed, recent tune up, new tires, AC charge, any known fluid leaks fixed etc.
8-track player works/rare. 289 Engine is also rare for this. These are pretty tough to find but this is a pretty nice original car. Asking $18,5k or reasonable offer.
If you were lucky enough to find a solid example, that was complete a still ran, and THEN tried to restore it, you’d be well over the asking price. For those reasons, the price reflects the merits of the car and is one of the most desireable colors for this vintage.
Plz call for inspection/purchase. No trades please as this is part of a downsizing effort. Thanks kindly in advance. Located in middle, TN area. 

Show or go: What would you do with this survivor-quality 1967 Ford Country Sedan for sale? Please comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. Burgundy 1967 Ford Country Sedan

    I am interested in this wagon and would like to see it if this is posssible.


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