1959 Ford Country Sedan

If you love 1950s station wagons and a bit of patina then you are going to love this 1959 Ford Country Sedan Station Wagon.

It's had a full frame-off mechanical restoration while leaving the original cosmetics untouched. The result is a reliable cross country cruiser than really looks the part in its original Torch Red and Colonial White paintwork.

1959 Ford Country Sedan 6-passenger - rear view

Rear view

What you are seeing here is the original paint and interior. Despite the patina this is obviously a car that was well-loved and cared for.

59 Ford Country Sedan Patina

Nice patina

The original 292 cubic inch Thunderbird V8 was rebuilt together with the automatic transmission. For safety the brakes are now power assisted with a modern dual master cylinder.

Ford described the Fordor 6-passenger Country Sedan as, "A husky 4-door model that combines the hauling ability of a wagon with extra appointments found only in a luxury sedan". Trim levels on the Country Sedan station wagons were based on the Fairlane.

The interior and dash are in original, untouched and well cared for condition. Note the newly installed vintage style air conditioning to make those summer trips more comfortable.

1959 Ford Country Sedan dash

Nice, untouched original interior

There are some nice modern (but discrete) touches too. Seat belts have been fitted for all six passengers, better sound insulation and a high-end sound system that is iPod ready.

1959 Ford Country Sedan speakers

Vintage speaker grills hide some quality modern speakers

There's nearly 8 feet of cargo space with the tailgate closed (with rear seats down).

Ford built 94,601 Country Sedan four-door, 6-passenger cars for the 1959 model year. Prices started at $2,863 for the V8 version (there was a $118 premium over the six cylinder models). This particular car was original built in the Lorain, Ohio assembly plant.

This car is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

Recommended Reading

Ford Station Wagons 1929-1991

Ford Station Wagons 1929-1991 by Paul G. McLaughlin

From the Model T, this book chronicles Ford's entrees in the station wagon field.

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