Mercury Colony Park

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1965 Mercury Colony Park
1965 Mercury Colony Park
Automotive industryMercury
Parent companyFord Motor Company
Production1957-1991
Car classificationFull-size
Car body style4-door Station wagon
Automobile layoutFR layout
First generation
1957 Mercury Colony Park
Production1957-1959
RelatedEdsel Bermuda
Lincoln Continental
Second generation
1963 Mercury Colony Park
Production1960-1964
RelatedFord Galaxie
Mercury Monterey
Lincoln Continental
Third generation
1966 Colony Park
Production1965-1968
RelatedFord LTD
Ford Country Squire
Ford Galaxie
Mercury Marquis
Lincoln Continental
Mercury Monterey
1966 2-way tailgate with side-swing door handle
Fourth generation
Production1969-1972
RelatedFord LTD
Ford Country Squire
Ford Galaxie
Mercury Marquis
Lincoln Continental
Fifth generation
1976 Mercury Colony Park
Production1973-1978
RelatedFord LTD
Ford Country Squire
Ford Galaxie
Mercury Marquis
Lincoln Continental
Sixth generation
Sixth generation Colony Park with second facelift
Production1979-1991
AssemblySt. Thomas, Ontario
Automobile platformFord Panther platform
Internal combustion engine5.0Liter 150 Horsepower V8
Transmission (mechanics)4-speed Automatic transmission
Wheelbase114.3 in (2903 mm)
Length219 in (5563 mm)
Width79.3 in (2014 mm)
Height56.5 in (1435 mm)
RelatedFord LTD
Ford Country Squire
Ford LTD Crown Victoria
Mercury Grand Marquis
Lincoln Continental
Lincoln Town Car
Mercury Marquis

The Mercury Colony Park was the top-of-the-line Full-size Station wagon offered by Mercury between 1957 and 1991. It wore woodgrain paneling on the bodysides and tailgate, as did the related 1957-1991 Ford Country Squire and the 1958 Edsel Bermuda wagons.

In 1957, Mercury grouped all of its station wagons into their own series. From that year until 1960, the Colony Park was a pillarless Hardtop model, then switched to pillared styling for 1961.

The 1966 Colony Park was fitted with Ford's two-way Magic Doorgate, which was designed to fold down like a conventional tailgate and also swing sideways like a door. Ford's dual-facing rear seats became available on the 1967 Colony Park.

When the full-size Mercury wagons were restyled for 1969, they were no longer a separate series, and the Colony Park became a member of the Marquis series (Grand Marquis from 1983 forward). Also in 1969, the Magic Doorgate was reworked to that it could swing sideways without having to roll the window down. The Colony Park was as large as it would ever be with the 1973-1978 generation, before Mercury downsized it for 1979.

When the Grand Marquis was redesigned with aero-styling for 1992, the Colony Park station wagon was dropped from Mercury's lineup. By that time full-size station wagons were no longer popular due to the increasing popularity of Minivan and SUV. The last full-size station wagons, the Chevrolet Caprice and the Buick Roadmaster ended production in 1996. In 2005, DaimlerChrysler released the Dodge Magnum full-size wagon, based on the Chrysler 300.

Reference "Standard Catalog of Ford" 1903-1998 by Krause Publications ISBN 0-87341-636-8

External links


  • Grandmarq.net Forum dedicated to the Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury Panther Chassis
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