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1986 Ford LTD Country Squire LX - US Road Trip: Classic Restos - Series 46

By Shannons - Published on 22 January 2021

Fletch reflects on his USA trip with his friend and business associate Mark Behr from Shannons. They travelled to the US to pick up a new addition to Mark's American Car Collection and drove across America from Ohio to San Francisco to his car importer. 

It was 2016, and the car was a 1978 Mercury Colony Park 'Woody Wagon'.
These trips were a real adventure and as Fletch says "You just never know what to expect, especially with a 50-year-old car. It's a labour of love."

With no trip in 2020, Mark discovered  'Connor' a USA local who undertook a similar cross-country trip from Idaho to Dallas, Texas. A journey of 4,200 miles to pick-up his grandparent's 1986 Ford LTD Country Squire LX. 

The LTD was a proud possession of Connor's late grandmother and has been in the family since new. The car had been in a barn for 12-15 years and not driven before Connor decided to get it going again. 

Connor shares the story of his road trip from Dalles to Idaho with the 1986 Ford LTD Country Squire LX, including some unexpected problems along the way. He travelled 4,200 miles across ten states in just ten days. He arrived in time to show the restored car to his grandfather and spend Thanksgiving together.

Connor considers the car a family heirloom and a legacy of his grandmother that will remain in the family in her loving memory.