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Autotrader Find: Excellent 1989 Mercury Colony Park

If you’re like most consumers, you probably aren’t in the market for a full-size wagon. But if you’re one of the rare few who mourns the passing of vehicles like the Buick Roadmaster and the Chevrolet Caprice Wagon, here’s your chance to buy a nice one: a 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park in excellent shape.

This Grand Marquis is offered by Jim Babish Auto Sales in rural Johnstown, Pennsylvania, east of Pittsburgh, and it’s in excellent shape with just 72,000 miles from new. It’s finished in a handsome dark red with a dark red interior, and it has all the trappings of a full-size wagon — including a massive cargo area that contains two inward-facing rear seats, meaning you can put at least eight people in this thing with seat belts.

For those of you who don’t know the Colony Park, it was a long-running full-size wagon in Mercury’s lineup, essentially the wagon version of the Grand Marquis, and I’ve always felt the name — which sounds like an office park or a condo complex — was appropriate for the vehicle, given its massive size. The final generation of the Colony Park, which this is, was sold from 1979 to 1991 and offered two V8 options: a 5.0-liter (actually 4.9) or a 5.8-liter.

According to the Carfax report, this 1989 Mercury wagon was sold new in West Virginia and owned there by the original owner until Jim Babish Auto Sales picked it up late last year. Now it’s offered for $12,500, and it’s likely the cleanest big wagon you’ll find for sale.

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  1. Always have had a soft spot for this gen Grand Marquis and the Crown Vic.  Maybe it has something to do with a good friend’s dad who drove a two-door variant around while we piloted a Corolla!  I thought the CV was sheer opulence when compared to our Toyota.

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