Beautiful Ford Woodie straight from the beach in California. This super cool "surf" car is in PERFECT condition and drives absolutely amazing.
Paint is in SPLENDID condition, so is the wood, chrome, tires, etc. Car is in NEW condition
Seats do not show any signs of tears, rips or stains and are in very good condition. Wood in interior was also beautifully redone.
The car has a flathead V8 with 3 carburators. Car runs really good (we drove it to the port on the highway, wasn't a problem AT ALL).
In 1950, Plymouth discontinued their woodie station wagon. Buick's 1953 Super Estate Wagon and 1953 Roadmaster Estate Wagon were the last production American station wagons to retain real wood construction. Other marques by then were touting the advantages of "all-steel" construction to the buying public. By 1955, only Ford and Mercury, joined in 1965 by Chrysler, offered a "woodie" appearance - evoking real wood with other materials including steel, plastics and DI-NOC (a vinyl product). As the appearance became popular, Ford, GM, and Chrysler offered multiple models with the woodgrain appearance until the early 1990s.
The British Motor Corporation (BMC) offered the Morris Minor Traveller (1953-71) with wood structural components and painted aluminum infill panels-the last true mass-produced woodie. Morris' subsequent Mini Traveller (1961-9) employed steel infill panels and faux wood structural members.