1967 Country Sedan from Germany

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  1. Ankou

    Ankou Member

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    Hello stationwagonfellows :)
    my name is Timon and I live in Bavaria close to Munich. Apart from a 1970 Mercury Cougar XR7 (my very first own car) and a 1967 Ford XL 7-Litre (which we used to go on a 8000miles roadtrip through the US before shipping it to Germany) I recently bought a 1967 Ford Country Sedan.
    For the roadtrip through the US we initially wanted to buy a 1967 Ford wagon but we were not able to find a decent one and stumbled across a beautiful 1967 Ford XL located in Chicago.

    Back in Germany I started looking for a wagon again and found a 1967 Ford Country Sedan on eBay.com and without many further thoughts and without having looked at the car myself I bought it and in August this year it finally arrived at my place.
    This is a picture from eBay:
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    Some info on the wagon:
    1967 Ford Country Sedan in Pebble Beige
    390-2V
    Special order 3-speed manual overdrive transmission (this transmission was NOT available for anything bigger than the 289-2V).
    AC
    Powersteering
    Power drum brakes -> now converted to an original power disc setup

    What apparently makes this car special is the special order transmission and a big pile of original documents:
    original owner's manual, owners' card, special order sheet, window sticker, vehicle purchase order, a complaint letter from the first owner to Ford because of transmission problems, pre-delivery service sheet and many more.
    If anyone is interested in seeing some of the documents -> I can upload them.

    The car looks pretty rough with a real bad paint job, a lot of dirt and a worn interior BUT the body is completely free of anything more than some surface rust underneath.

    I plan on restoring it step by step and the first step is almost finished: rebuilding the suspension and brakes to get it through the German technical inspection and making it road legal.

    I think I will have a lot of questions for you guys and I am really looking forward to working more on this car!

    Timon
     
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    SavoyPlaza Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the group Timon! Looks like a wonder wagon you've got. I, too, like the special orders and this one looks all original. Looking forward to your updates with her!
    Pete
     
  3. 60Mercman

    60Mercman Well-Known Member

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    Wow. What a great looking wagon. And how nice to have all of that documentation. Love the big knob on those ‘67 steering wheels. It’s a tough call but ‘67 is one of the nicest stacked light Fords out there.
     
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    Welcome Ankou!
     
  5. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    rrbnut 1993 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon

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    auch hier willkommen! Klasse dass du nen Wagon hast, ich bn in Mannheim auf nem 1970 Chevy Townsman wagon aufgewachsen:) yes, and welcome here too! Great to see you got a wagon, I grew up in Germany town of mannheim on a 1970 Chevy Townsman wagon. Keep us posted on your progress.
     
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  7. Ankou

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    Thank you for welcoming me here. I will creat a thread about my work (and my many questions) soon!
    Thanks!
    Timon
     
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    fannie Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the late welcome...but :Welcome:
     
  9. Drmmerboy1975

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    Any interior shots? I'd like to see the shifter on it. Great looking wagon btw ! Congrats!
     
  10. Ankou

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    Here are some pictures. I think the shifter is the stock column mount 3 speed shifter. On the second picture you can see the overdrive lockout lever just below the heater blower switch.
    The interior is currently beeing completely redone.
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    Best!
    Timon
     
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    Hi Timon,
    how is the progress on your wagon? Would be keen to see it live!
    I´m just an hour north of you near Ingolstadt and also working on my 67 country sedan (390/3spd auto).
    The past 2 years I got it pretty much the way I wanted it to be, just still fiddling with the drum brakes all around (boosted).
    If you like, send me a PN so we can get in touch.
    Best regards,
    mike IMG_6564.jpeg
     
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  12. ModelT1

    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    That wagon looks like a great find. Keep working on it and keep us informed.
     
  13. Ankou

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    Just a short update:
    the interior has been completely restored: new real leather bench seats, new carpet, redyed many interior pieces, painted the metal parts, dashpad covered with leather, new headliner and so on.

    I have to take some more pictures. Attached you will find one of the front benchseat!

    Timon
     

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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Looks nice! :thumbs2:
     
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    Really nice. Do you still own and ride it?
     

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