Another one from my pal in Texas, Lee Wilcox! -TK
By 1992, Ford and Mercury had gone Aero; the last year for bricks, including the squared-off Colony Park wagon, was 1991. These wagons came with 302 V8s and were underpinned by evergreen Panther platform. When this car was new, wagons were losing out to minivans for many reasons. Fuel economy was high on that list, but utility was not. But these are workers, despite being favored at the time by country club ladies and doctor’s wives.
This one looked to be fairly well maintained. A bad repair on the taillight and a little worn paint on the hood about sums it up. Texas summers are hard on both paint and Di-Noc woodgrain trim alike.
These abound in Texas, thanks to the absence of winter salt and the tin worm. This one shows a bit of fading of the wood and the interior. As to be expected.
I wished her well, and told her I think she managed to find the workhorse she was looking for. I just think it might be a little thirstier than what she expected, but to each his or her own.