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I’m looking to find out the history of my Blue ‘69 Country Squire.  Is there anyone out there from the Portland OR area who might be just have any familiarity with this wagon?  It must have been owned by a family since under the back seat were a number of kids toys and homework questions.  The car went through an auction about 3 years ago in Portland.  Any and all leads would be very much appreciated.

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  • Peter Gariepy changed the title to OK, here’s a long shot but... I’m looking to find out the history of my Blue ‘69 Country Squire.

First thing its to get the 'Elite Edition' Marti  Report for your vehicle.  It will state the Ford dealer where it was sold new.  Then, if that dealer is still around, perhaps they can be a source.

 

Craig

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39 minutes ago, 8E45E said:

First thing its to get the 'Elite Edition' Marti  Report for your vehicle.  It will state the Ford dealer where it was sold new.  Then, if that dealer is still around, perhaps they can be a source.

 

Craig

Thanks for the response.  Yes, I have that report.  The dealer is gone and the trail went “cold”.

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If there is a local newspaper in the town the dealership was in, place and ad asking for anyone who worked for the dealership that can help to contact you. Or send the editor a photo of your car and perhaps they may want to do a story on it and your quest to find its history.

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Is the Quality Car Care warranty booklet still with the car? 

 

Keep in mind, Ford offered a 5 year/50,000 mile warranty in 1969, and it might show a service/warranty check until 1974 if it didn't rack up the miles beforehand.

 

Craig

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1 hour ago, Walt G said:

If there is a local newspaper in the town the dealership was in, place and ad asking for anyone who worked for the dealership that can help to contact you. Or send the editor a photo of your car and perhaps they may want to do a story on it and your quest to find its history.

Walt, that is a GREAT idea!  I’m doing that!  Thank you.

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1 hour ago, 8E45E said:

Is the Quality Car Care warranty booklet still with the car? 

 

Keep in mind, Ford offered a 5 year/50,000 mile warranty in 1969, and it might show a service/warranty check until 1974 if it didn't rack up the miles beforehand.

 

Craig

I searched every inch of this car and there is zero paperwork anywhere.  I even went thru some of the name on a child’s homework and still came up empty. Thanks for the thought 

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On 5/25/2021 at 4:32 PM, John_Mc said:

Thanks for the response.  Yes, I have that report.  The dealer is gone and the trail went “cold”.

Are you able to post a scan of the Marti report?  I'd like to see what it has for options.

 

Craig

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On 5/27/2021 at 6:37 AM, 8E45E said:

Are you able to post a scan of the Marti report?  I'd like to see what it has for options.

 

Craig

Sorry for the long delay.  Here is the Marti Report.  I’m happy to write this car has virtually no options............and that’s why everything works!  

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Thanks for posting that.

 

I believe the majority of Country Squires came similarly equipped just as yours did, showing few options listed on the Marti report.  LTD's and Country Squires being top-of-the-line full-size Fords, already had several items as standard equipment.  I wonder what the 'Trim variation' is on this car.

 

Craig

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7 minutes ago, GregLaR said:

I wondered about that as well. The wood grained panels perhaps?

Wood grain was always standard on the Country Squire.

 

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1 hour ago, John_Mc said:

The trim variation is because it has a rarely ordered cloth seat instead of the vinyl

Except it states, 'KAA Black Knit Vinyl Bench Seat'

 

Craig

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On 6/2/2021 at 4:52 PM, 8E45E said:

Except it states, 'KAA Black Knit Vinyl Bench Seat'

 

Craig

Yes, it’s a woven vinyl, what I should have said is it was not the typical solid vinyl.

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8 hours ago, John_Mc said:

Yes, it’s a woven vinyl, what I should have said is it was not the typical solid vinyl.

I'm familiar with the material.  Again, being the top-line full size Ford, it would have the 'better', or more stylish vinyl material.  The XL convertible would have used the same.

 

Craig

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