1948 Ford Super Deluxe V8 news, pictures, and information
Chassis Num: 899A2097593
During the early years of automobile production, wood-bodied vehicles were mostly used as 'work' vehicles. Depot Hacks transported passengers from train stations to hotels. Trucks often used wood as their truck-beds. As time progressed, wood-bodied cars became a status symbol and grew in popularity. 'Woodies', as they became known, required a high-level of craftsmanship and as such, were considered a luxury option, or a 'nice-to-have', on a vehicle.
After World War II, the automotive market saw a large increase in the number of manufacturers offering wood-bodied cars. Most were offered on station wagons however it was not uncommon to see them on convertibles, sedans, coupes, brougham, or roadsters. Ford was an exception to the rule by building their station wagons in-house. Many other marque's farmed out the work to master-craftsman who oversaw the production of the bodies. Every detail of the Ford Woody Wagons were done under Ford's watchful eye. Even the growing and harvesting of the wood was done through Ford's own forest and mills, located in northern Michigan. The wood was maple, ash and basswood lumber.
This Woody Wagon is powered by a 374-cubic-inch Mercury V8 engine that is capable of producing 100 horsepower. It has four-wheel hydraulic drums, a three-speed manual gearbox, and a live axle suspension with leaf springs. It is finished in Navy blue paintwork and is the product of a six-year restoration. At the conclusion of the auction the vehicle had been sold, surpassing the estimated value, selling at $137,500.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2006
Chassis Num: 889A2308835
|High bid of $42,500 at 2009 RM Auctions. (did not sell)|
This Woodie Deluxe Station Wagon has had only two owners from new, both of whom resided on Nantucket and kept the car on the island. Since new, it has been driven fewer than 50,000 miles. The current owner has owned the car since 1962.
In 2009, this car was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey presented by RM Auctions where it was estimated to sell for $60,000 - $80,000. The lot failed to sell after receiving a high bid of $42,500.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2009
Chassis Num: 899A2064609
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