1967 Ford Country Squire 428 factory Q code wagon. Super clean, original NC car.
Price: - Item location: Flat Rock, Michigan, United States
- Make: Ford
- Model: Country Squire
- SubModel: 8 Passenger
- Type: Wagon
- Trim: Country Squire
- Year: 1967
- Mileage: 50,418
- VIN: 7A74Q236073
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 428
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Power Brakes, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Red
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: AM 8 Track
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1967 Ford Country Squire Country SquireI am selling my 1967 428 Country Squire. 1147 were produced with the 428. Originally sold by Giles Motors in Morganton, North Carolina and was used until 1983 when, for some reason it was taken off the road and stored until 1991 when it was then moved to Ohio inside storage. It had not been run since 1983 and needed a full mechanical restoration which I took on last Fall. Everything on the car as I began work appeared to be original to the car. Odometer showed about 48,000 miles. 48 or 148 you be the judge, but the front drums still have FOMOCO stamped on them and 3 of the 4 headlights were original FOMOCO stamped units so who knows?
The 428 codes out as follows:
Heads: C7AE-A 7E3 (5/3/67)
Block: C6ME-A 6E16 (5/16/66)
"S" Intake: C6AE-9425-G 6F17 (6/17/66)
The original engine tag was on the engine and is shown in one of the pics. The original Autolite 4300 will be included as the 428 now has a Holley 600 in its place. The aftermarket 7 Litre air cleaner is used to clear the Holley 600 carb. The original air cleaner will be included (as will all parts that were original to the car)
The engine did turn by hand but had corrosion in the #4 cylinder and the decision was made to have it gone through. The block has the sand casting "A" that shows it to be a 428 block and bore and stroke measurements and crank casting numbers showed this to be the real deal. Engine was bored .020 over and set up to run well on unleaded premium. Since the engine was out, the C6 transmission was rebuilt, all the brakes were completely gone through including flushing the hard lines, replacing all flexible lines, master and wheel cylinders and booster. Has the rare 3" wide police/428 front drums and shoes and the system now uses DOT 5 synthetic fluid.
Apparently, this wagon lived on dirt roads as the undercarriage was (and still is) red with NC dirt. That driving environment required the steering box to be rebuilt and while I was there went through the rest of the front end including front and rear coil springs.
Drive shaft was bent so it got rebuilt. The 428 cars were not equipped with a Ford 9 inch like the 390s, these had a 9 3/8" "Lincoln" rear end. Similar, but different.
Radiator leaked so it got recored to preserve the original radiator.
Gas tank has been cleaned and sealed using the "ReNu" process and a NOS sender installed. All hard lines were flushed and alcohol resistant rubber soft lines installed.
Currently has New Cooper P225-70-15s on Wheel Vintique Magnum 500s. Also have a set of P225-75-15 tires on the correct and original Ford 428 rims and full standard wheel covers. These will be included in the sale.
Mechanically it is turnkey and is ready to be driven anywhere.
The beauty of this wagon is its originality. The hood and the fronts of the front fenders had been painted at one time, but the rest of the body sports its original paint, fiberglass moldings and transfers. Pics speak for themselves. 50 plus years old and shows it. Bumpers are original chrome showing quite a bit of wear. Rear bumper has minor bow (Winter project if it does not sell) Paint is decent considering age. Other chrome and stainless is in remarkable shape. RF fender has dent low behind wheel well. Dents and dings elsewhere. All doors are North Carolina clean along the bottom and that includes the tailgate. The spare tire well has 2 small pinholes in no way affecting the structure. Just super solid, same can be said for the floorboards inner extension panels rockers and especially frame. No perforation, incredibly clean. Cleaned the dirt/mud off the floorpan and there was paint underneath. Powerwash it and you will be amazed. Fiberglass moldings in remarkably good shape.
Magic tailgate and power tailgate window (rebuilt motor along with all the window motors) work great.
Interior is decent, front power seat (works) was reupholstered in slightly different shade red. Dash has a cover on it as original is sun baked and I cannot justify $1400 to have the original redone. Door panels are OK and presentable, see pics. All power windows work including tailgate (all new motors) A/C works, currently blows nice and cold out the vents. All glass with exception of the windshield is original Car-Lite. Windshield has small stone peck. AM/8 track works and the AM sounds pretty decent through the 4 factory speakers, 2 under the dash and 2 in load compartment all factory installation. 8 track plays but I would not press my luck with it.
Headliner needs repair at seams. Rock Auto has them $167.00 in the proper red.
New ACC carpet and mats.
The Marti Report gives the specifics on how, when and where it was ordered, production dates etc. 1147 produced with the 428/C6.
HOW DOES IT RUN?
It runs great, the Holley 600 is well matched for the 428. I noticed the mechanical fuel pump makes a clicking noise when cold and goes away upon warm up. Just to make sure there was no engine noise issue, I removed the pump and started the engine on the fuel bowl. Click noise gone so not worried about it.
It drives great, but keep in mind that this is a 4200 pound wagon with a single exhaust and a 2.8:1 open rear end. Yes, it is a 428, do not expect 428 Cobra Jet performance. :) It accelerates well, tracks down the road great and the 4 wheel drums do a good job of slowing it down. 0-60 in about 9.8 seconds.
Clean, green Michigan title in my name.
I have many underbody shots that show how clean this car is. Just send me an inquiry via eBay and I will send those shots to you. The usual discussion of if you can't afford, do not bid applies.
I will be happy to work with your shipper and have no issue storing for a short time as long as paid for.
Hopefully I have been clear in the description, any questions please give me a call on Seven 3 Four 7 Three 5 2 Zero Eight 6. NO texts please. Will not return them. No smart phone. Located in Flat Rock, Mi 18 miles south of Detroit. Thanks, Warren