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Howdy there, folks! My name is Rich, and I'm new to the forum. I'll start by saying that I'm very far from an expert on classic cars. Other than my '80 MGB, I don't own any project cars. Got it for my 40th birthday in 1992 (it wasn't even a classic then ), basically paid others to fix her up a little over the years. This is completely off my main topic, but I reckon it serves to show what a novice I am. My father recently passed away at age 91, and I guess you can say that I've been in a bit of a nostalgic mood as of late. Growing up, we loved our '55 Ford Country Squire. We never considered it a classic then, but we got plenty of miles out of it traveling between Bedford, OH, and the Indianapolis-area (where we eventually moved in 1961). We used it for just about everything, including towing our old storage trailer. Dad got rid of it eventually--probably in the mid to late 60s when my brother and I were in high school. I don't know much about the vehicle, but I'd love to track it down, in the rare chance that it still exists. I'm retired now, and I wouldn't mind having it or maybe one just like it--seems like it'd be good weekend vehicle to toot around town in with the grandkids. Here's what I know: -The vehicle was white with the classic Woodie-trim (which I don't think was real wood). -It had a V8 272-4v OHV 182hp AT engine (from what my brother wrote down) -From the records, there were several different serial numbers, but it looks like the "main" one (novice here) is M5RY167500 -My father sold it to a man who lived in CA (which, if it stayed in CA, is the reason that I think it may still exist). We do not have the bill of sale unfortunately. Where's what I'd like to know: --How easy is it to "track" these old vehicles down? --What's a typical price for a vehicle like this in reasonable condition? --Long shot: Do any of you guys have this vehicle? I'm willing to pay top dollar! Any advice or info is greatly appreciated. Glad to be a part of your forum! Rich
Hello Everyone: It's Rich here again, and I'm still trying to track down by father's old '55 Country Squire. Evidently, no one on here has it! Anyway, I was looking around on the internet, and came across an organization out in California called "Woodies on the Warf." They have a big show every year (June). Has anyone been? What do you think? Is it mostly for those who actually own a Woodie, or can those just with a general interest in them have any fun? Is it worth making a trip to California to see it? Thanks!
Hello Everyone: It's Rich again. If anyone read my last forum thread (http://forums.aaca.org/f169/info-needed-55-ford-country-squire-383597.html), I have been searching for my father's 1955 Ford Country Squire. I received some information from a friend of mine who stated that it was common for classic cars to be shipped to Mexico (in the 1960s and '70s), and other nations. Does anyone know anything about this. Does anyone know where to find records of these type of transactions? Thanks!
I made this post under "General Info" the week before last. I had not noticed that this Woodie Club section existed. http://forums.aaca.org/f169/info-needed-55-ford-country-squire-383597.html Does anyone in this area have any further info to help me locate my father's Woodie? Trying not to be annoying here, fellas. Any help is greatly appreciated! Rich