1927 Chevrolet 'Woody' Station Wagon

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1927
  • Car type 
    Station Wagon
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Wood
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The term 'station wagon' has its roots in horse drawn vehicles; a simple wagon with extra seating used to transport rail passengers from the station to their final destination. With the introduction of the automobile the need to get passengers form the station did not change but the vehicles did. Examples of motor station wagons go back to the pre-war era but their popularity really escalated in the 1920s.

Early on a number of firms began offering station wagon bodies to fit popular chassis. The Ford Model T was the first truly popular station wagon, but by 1927 Chevy was the American sales leader. The Chevrolet's overhead valve engine, four-wheel brakes and three-speed transmission made it an attractive machine in the market place and well suited for station wagon bodywork.

This car is a rare original 1927 example. It had been in the collection of William Harrah prior to being acquired by the current owner. The current owner carefully restored it over the per