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    Default My 88 wagon

    This car needs someone who has a passion for it and time/skills/cash to make it great again.

    I donít want much for it but it does have some parts value to me if I keep it. Iíd rather it go to someone who is going to drive it and/or fix it.

    PM me if you want my number and weíll talk about it. Make an offer if you are interested. Three digits ballpark. No worries about insulting. I would rather sell it to you cheap and you do something with it than it sit in my yard as a parts car.






    AOD is very weak 1-2 shift. 246k no rebuilds.

    No AC compressor or smog stuff installed. I have the stuff that will go with the car.

    Has a miss at throttle tip in or occasionally a throttle position change. Clears up and itís fine after that. Canít figure it out.

    The 5.0 likes a new #8 plug every other oil change. Good oil pressure. Piston slap as you would expect while warming up. Well maintained in terms of oil changes. Motor is clean inside.

    RUST. Frame rust. One spot near drivers feet. I poked around and couldnít find any other holes. I poked this one a lot and make it bigger but what you see is more or less what needs cut out and replaced.


    The inner rockers are gone. The outers are present but soft (rust).

    The left body mount above the rear axle is soft (rust).

    The quarter drop offs have some bubbles as does the front fender.






    The paint is pretty dead. Itís thin on top. The hood lost its shine and the sides arenít too far behind. The headlights are not able to be aimed because the header panel got crunched.



    The front floors have been patched with sheet metal and pop rivets. The rear ďput your dead bodies down hereĒ floor was patched the fiberglass (the gray painted areas). No jump seats ever.


    Itís got lots of quirks. Looks good 25 feet away or going down the road. Get lots of parking lot compliments and looks on the road. Newer tires. Drives great. Stops like a stock box. You can drive it home to wherever. 99.9% confident sheíd go across the country. That throttle tip in miss is the 0.1%. Assuming you donít floor it for 1-2 if you want to travel a long ways.

    I have some extra parts I might let go with it if you got a plan for it.

    Let me know if you want more pictures.

    Itís name is Bertha and she needs you to adopt her. I brought her back from the dead in 2007. Now itís your turn.

    Iím stupid emotional after writing this.


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    1990 Country Squire - weekend cruiser, former lawn ornament
    Other: 95 Ranger, 74 F250, 68 Mustang, 94 Mustang
    Sold: 1982 LTD and 1987 Crown Vic

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    Slicktopped 1989 Grand Marquis "Ebyt". Primary project.
    Summer 2020 plans: Wiring replacement, shocks & rear springs upgrades

    Steelside 1988 LTD CV wagon. Secondary project (picking up on August 23).
    September plans: Frame rot repair, storage preparation

    Slicktopped 1985 Grand Marquis "Eva". Tertiary project.
    Winter 2020 plans: Full chassis swap, maintenance, body work

    1994 Caprice "Kira". Winter beater/tertiary project II.

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    Sale pending to hearsesrock427.
    1988 Crown Vic Wagon - daily
    1990 Country Squire - weekend cruiser, former lawn ornament
    Other: 95 Ranger, 74 F250, 68 Mustang, 94 Mustang
    Sold: 1982 LTD and 1987 Crown Vic

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