Fourth in the series.
The 1967 Ford Country Squire. Now we’re getting into the bells and whistles business. Ours was navy blue with a light blue interior, arriving in October 1966 from Bob Reese Motors of Toledo. It came with everything: 390 V8, air conditioning, power windows, and an 8-track tape player. Among the first tapes Mom got was Dave Brubeck’s Take Five.
It was also the first car I was allowed to drive legally in Ohio, and I learned how to parallel park in it. I may have my limitations, but once you learn how to park one of these cruisers, you can park anything.
I guess this was the car that imprinted on me as what a wagon should be because when I first saw the Pontiac in 1989, it snapped me back to this car with the navy blue exterior, the lighter blue interior, and the cassette deck. The first tape I bought for it was Dave Brubeck’s Take Five.