1937 Ford Model 79 Suburban / 183519459 Vehicle Information

1937 Ford Model 79 photograph

1937 Ford Model 79 photograph

1937 Ford Model 791937 Ford Model 79
Sold for $101,750 at 2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction.
Ford Model 79 designation meant it was a truck. The 79B classification indicates that it was fitted with the Deluxe Accessory Group package, including whitewall tires, fog lamps, side-view mirrors, dual windshield wipers, and the Deluxe dashboard and banjo spoke steering wheel.

As in prior years, the models were available in Standard and Deluxe versions. This included the popular wood-bodied station wagons, who's timber was sourced from the northern Michigan forest near Ford's Iron Mountain facility. 1937 was the only year the spare tire was mounted on the rear hatch; in prior years, it had been side mounted. The following year, in 1938, it was stored internally.

The designs of the Fords for 1937 became more sleek and streamlined. This was achieved through the implementation of a new V-shaped chrome grille with horizontal bars. The former bullet headlamps were incorporated into the fenders.

This example, a Woodie Deluxe Station Wagon Model 79B, is also equipped with the optional sliding glass window that were newly available in 1937. It was given a comprehensive restoration which was completed in late 2008 by Woodie expert Chris Messano of Long Beach, California. The maple and birch wood paneling have been carefully refurbished and a few upgrades have been installed, including period alloy heads, a dual-tip exhaust and a new rear hatch frame fashioned from matching wood grain.

In 2010, this Model 79B was offered for sale at Gooding & Company's auction held in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was expected to sell for $110,000 - $140,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of 101,750, inclusive of buyer's premium.

By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2010

2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $110,000-USD $140,000 
Sale Price :
USD $101,750

1937 Ford Model 79 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 Ford Type 79-955 Closed Cab Ladder Truck
Sold for USD$12,654
  2018 Bonhams : Den Hartogh Sale
1937 Ford 1½-ton Pumper Fire Truck
Chassis#: BB1831718809
Sold for USD$12,767
  2013 The Beaulieu Sale, Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia
Chassis#: 183975593
Sold for USD$37,400
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
1937 Ford Model 79B Deluxe Station Wagon
Sold for USD$101,750
  2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction
1937 Ford Model 79 image  1937 Ford Model 79 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1937 Ford Model 79's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1937 FORD 1/2 TON PICK UP 2010 McCormick's Auction #48$29,000  


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