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Vintage Ford Super Deluxe Woody Wagon 1947, Ford Motor Company first produced the woody wagon in 1929 using the Model A wagon, or depot hack. These were mainly used to transport passengers between train depots, and lodging. Woodie wagon production concluded in 1951. Ford's use of finished wood accents, and trim gives the woody uniquely attractive features. The popularity is evident with production spanning 22 years though the number of Woodie's were low.

In 1947, Ford Motor Company produced 4,910 Woody Wagons. The 1947 V8 passenger car serial numbers range from 799A1412708 ending at 799A2071117. This Super De Luxe Woody Wagon serial number of 799A2035296 places production in the latter half of 1947. Two factors resulted in low production numbers. Only Ford's more affluent customers could afford the 1947 price tag of $3500, and the profit per woody was low due to being more costly to produce. The low production numbers have led to the woody wagon being rare, and sought after in present times. Multiple appearances in Hollywood film, and TV assisted in the woody achieving it's now "Iconic" status.

This 1947 Super De Luxe Woody Wagon is representative of the icon. Undergoing an off the frame concourse restoration overseen by the late George McNeill of Wilkesboro NC. George was well known for his impeccable work in the restoration of classic & rare vehicles. No expense was spared, making this restoration one rarely seen in completion. The vehicle was sent to Cincinnati Wood Works where it was fitted with all new interior, and exterior wood. George made sure the small details were not missed. Deatils such as refinished trim, correct hardware, and correct interior door handles. These small details make all the difference. Without a source of salvageable replacement interior door handles George commissioned the fabrication of solid stainless steel reproduction interior handles. The restoration is well documented, and records can be viewed upon request.

Factory Specifications:
239 cubic inch flat head V-8 = 100HP
Three speed manual gearbox, with column shift.
Four wheel hydraulic drum brakes.
The 114.0 inch wheelbase, and 73.3 inch width reside beneath a 196.2 inch overall body length. With a sizable body the woody wagon easily held 3 rows of seating for a total of eight passengers.

Provenance: Private collection, Lowcountry South Carolina Plantation

    Odometer: 7,545 miles
    Engine: 239 cubic inch Ford V8. Running smoothly.
    Transmission: 3-speed manual, column shift operating properly.
    Accessories: Master battery disconnect switch was added. Located on the floor just in front of the driver seat position.
    Drive Line: The driveshaft & u-joints are as new, and the rear differential painted to match
    Tires & Wheels: Original Ford steel wheels with painted face, chrome lip, and original hubcaps. Tires are 6.00 - 16 Firestone Deluxe Champion white wall in as new condition.
    Steering & Suspension: Steering & suspension in like-new condition, and painted to match.
    Chassis & Frame: The frame has been disassembled, painted to match, and reassembled with new hardware.

    Paint: 99% overall condition. Some minor buffing swirls to the surface. 2 minor scuff marks on front drivers fender, no scratches, chips, or other imperfections have been found inside or out.
    Exterior Trim & Chrome: Exterior Wood in 99% Condition. Chrome bumpers, grille, and trim are in 99% condition. Wood and trim are well-fitted.
    Assembly Gapping : Well-fitted doors, hood, and tailgate closures. Welting and seals are like-new condition. The top is properly fitted in like-new condition.
    Glass Condition & Fit: Glass is all in good condition with minor separation along the edge of side and rear sliding windows. (This is a result of the glass-cutting process.) Like-new rubber and sashes. All Glass is well-fitted to window openings.

    Dash & Gauge Cluster: Speedometer, Odometer, Fuel Level, Oil Pressure, Battery Level, Coolant Temperature, Dash Clock. All gauges operate properly and have like-new appearance.
    Controls Operate (Turn Signals, Headlamps, Brake Lamps, Wipers): Horn, Headlamps, Park Lamps, Tail Lamps, Cowl Vent, and Defrost Vent controls are operational.
    Door windows all crank up, and down properly. Rear sliding glass & glass latches operate. The back window tilt operates and is well fitted in the wooden frame.

    Radio, Entertainment, Speakers: OE Dash Radio AM Band, New Speaker behind OE Grille
    Floor Covering: Floor is properly fitted with OE type rubber mat.
    Seating: Seats all in as new condition with matching upholstery.

    Hoses, Cables, Electrical: Hoses, Cables, and wiring are all properly routed and in good condition.
    Fuel System: Fuel lines are properly routed and have no leaks. The fuel tank is painted, and has no leaks. The fuel tank drain has damage to the paint from installation.
    Battery Location/Condition: Battery located under the hood. NAPA brand battery (missing information decal)

    Under Vehicle: The exhaust has no visible leaks and in like new condition. Parking Brake Cables are like new.

    Noteable: The full records of this restoration are available. This vehicle has a master battery switch mounted to the floor just forward of the driver's seat.

    *** Notice to bidders: The absence of a condition report does not imply that an object is free of defects or restoration. Condition reports are prepared by request on a 'first come, first served' basis. For more information please read paragraph #9 of Terms and Condition of Sale.

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April 5, 2024 11:00 AM EDT
West Columbia, SC, US

Charlton Hall

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