Hooniverse Wagon Wednesday: The Used Longroof Edition

thejeepjunkie and the Kid checking out this Vega longroof at the '06 Rod Run

I think it has pretty well been documented here in the Hooniverse that this olelongrooffan likes me some wagons. Alot. I am lucky enough to live in an area that has a car show or race just about every week from the Daytona Dream Cruise in October through the Spring Fling in late March. I have attended pritnear every one of them and am lucky enough to be able to share them with my fellow Hoons. At nearly every one of those events, I spot some sweet olelongroofs and it is nice.

once in a while I spot a longroof that is not in pristine condition nor for sale at an outrageous price. The other weekend was one of those occasions.

This olelongrooffan spotted this thoroughly used long roof while working on a project at a local institute of higher learning. And it has seen some use. Although it is only a late 80’s era Mercury Colony Park, as TheGoodAttorney, a former pro football player, says, usually about himself, “It’s not the age, it’s the miles.”

Well, my fellow Hoons, the Florida sunshine has not been nice to this at one time luxurious long roof.

The woodgrain, the trim, hell, even the mirror are reflective of the overall lack of maintenance that should have been performed on this longroof.

And I’m going to venture this one needs a new set of ball joints up front along with a new set of tires, real soon. LilWillie, whatda you think?

Of course, it possesses the same metal floors and inward facing back-back seats featured in my dad’s 67 Country Squire.
And finally this olelongrooffan surmises this Mercury Colony Park must be a fair weather ride as

the windshield wipers were nowhere in sight.
But I still want it.

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  1. facelvega Avatar

    sorry for off topic, but had to share– hemmings blog has the successor company to Frazer-Nash as the buyer of Bristol!
    on topic addendum– is it just me, or does that wood grain actually look more like real wood now that it's coming apart, at least in the colony park logo pic and the one right below it?

    1. longrooffan Avatar

      going to hemmings right now!!

  2. tonyola Avatar

    The wipers are hidden under the edge of the hood on the Mercury. It's a feature of all first-generation Panthers and was a common sight on GM and Ford biggies of the '70s.

    1. longrooffan Avatar

      Tony: I am well versed on the "hidden wipers" under the hood of that era's offerings. Although the image doesn't show it very well, the wiper arms were missing on this long roof. I checked it twice before capturing this image!

      1. tonyola Avatar

        OK, gotcha – if they ain't there, they ain't there. Looks like the cornering lights are missing too.

  3. RichardKopf Avatar

    I don't know Tony, they appear to be gone.
    How many miles are on it?

    1. longrooffan Avatar

      This long roof had a digital odo so I was unable to document the mileage, but I bet it was a bunch.

  4. Syrax Avatar

    Blame Mallrats I guess but I always liked this gen Colony Park. Not in that color and condition though.

  5. dukeisduke Avatar

    Mmmmm… A '74 or '75 Vega Kammback Estate. Sweet.

  6. Lotte Avatar

    I always imagine a diesel truck idling sound with a picture of one of these malaise-y wagons. If I had the resources and skill, I'd find a Cummins 5.9 for it. If left to my own devices one of these things will end up in my possession, and then I'll be "restoring it. Someday." I really want one!

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
      Peter Tanshanomi

      You could drop a GM 6.2L diesel into a '70s GM B-body with no big whoop.

  7. scoutdude Avatar

    I'd like to find one of those, in better condition to stick on an aero Panther chassis.