1939 FORD WOODY STATION WAGON
Designer: Robert Gregoire
Estimate: $55,000 - $70,000
Chassis Number: UTR03216
Decoded: UTR03216=Custom VIN
Engine: GM 350 cid V8
Throttle Body Injection / 250 bhp
GM Turbo Hydramatic 700R4 Automatic Transmission
Dana 3⁄4 Ton Front End with Transfer Case
• Modern 4x4 Chassis Under Ford’s Classic Woody
• Brand New V8 Running Gear
• Beautifully Executed Wood and Tan Interior
The Model: What began as a cottage industry of building ‘bus’ bodies onto the beds of utility vehicles as a means of moving people and luggage to and from train stations soon caught the eye of manufacturers. Soon these ‘station wagons’ were being purpose-built in quantity. Ford soon moved to the forefront in producing attractive and high quality variants using their own wood sources. Of all the wagons produced during the era, the most coveted are those constructed of Birdseye Maple. The “Birdseye” grain pattern is rare and visually distinctive, resembling a sea of tiny, swirling “eyes” that disrupt the normal straight lines of grain. Ford has long been credited as having produced some of the best, high-production woody station wagons in the early history of wagons. The 1939 wagon came in Deluxe and Standard variants. While the Deluxe was more finely appointed, its new restyling was unappealing to many customers leaving the Standard as the more attractive option.
The Car: This ’39 Woody combines the best of the 1939 styling with a 1940 Ford grille to yield one of the most attractive front ends of the era. Finished in splendid Jaguar Regency Red against the birdseye maple and mahogany woodwork, the result is breathtaking. The interior integrates classic design with modern switchgear and instrumentation. The tan upholstery and wood contrast brilliantly with the Regency Red dash. Other appointments include power windows, AM/FM CD player and a removable third row seat. The technical execution of engineering this Woody into a 1993 GMC 3⁄4 ton Suburban chassis with a fresh fuel-injected 350 cid V8 has produced an amazing result in the form of a massively capable utility vehicle with a gorgeous classic look. The entire package is completed by the vintage Fleming paddle board atop. Don’t miss this opportunity to secure this practical classic that can take you anywhere.