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Mary Ann and Tom Whalen's Colony Park

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on February 2, 2018 at 9:50 PM

There's an article about a 1968 Mercury Colony Park. This was the station wagon version of McGarrett's Park Lane and the model station wagon (not the actual car) that McGarrett drove while visiting Mary Ann and Tom Whalen. The article brings back memories of what cars were like 50 years ago.


The 1968 Mercury Colony Park weighed in at 4,331 pounds. It was 17 feet, 9-1/2 inches long and 6-1/2 feet wide. It featured a 390 cubic inch V8 engine that delivered 315 horsepower and 427 pound-feet of torque at 2800 rpms. It got about 12 mpg.


The car featured air conditioning, automatic transmission, power steering, power disc brakes, a three-way tail gate, a rear load leveler, a vinyl roof, a roof rack, white sidewall tires, and a heavy-duty battery. It also featured a deluxe interior with a radio, tinted glass, rear speakers, and deluxe seat belts.


Its price was $5,576.55. By comparison, a 1968 Buick LeSabre cost about $4,500, while a Buick Skylark cost about $3,200.


See pictures of the 1968 Colony Park:

http://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/cohort-classic-1968-mercury-colony-park-ahoy-there-matey/

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_399125-Mercury-Colony-Park-1968.html


Source: Parker, Vern. The SUV of the 1960s : 10-Passenger Mercury Station Wagon in The Derrick. January 25, 2018. (Article available to subscription holders, only)

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