221 Flathead V8
Sweeping lines, rarity, and a great restored woody appearance makes this 1941 Ford Super Deluxe wagon instantly desirable. It\'s a complete car that carries its history in its original appearance. And because this is perfect for everything from the ultimate surf wagon to the perfect car show cruiser, it also has enough interior space and V8 power to carry everyone along for the experience.
Every time you think about a Beach Boys song or a Frankie & Annette movie, this is the car that comes to mind. The Ford woody wagon has an iconic image that has its own instant charm because they are so rare. In fact, due to the high cost (related to the wood body\'s hand-crafted labor) these were often some of the rarest and most expensive vehicles the Ford offered in its day. That\'s why someone has taken the investment of time and money to restore this carefully. Ford example, the minty green lacquer paint correctly represents how this would look in 1941. Plus, it\'s the perfect color to distinguish the rounded metal while still having a warm enough tone to compliment the real wood. But what you really love about this wagon is looking at all the finely crafted wood joints that come together to make an upright classic body. You also get to see up-close the adaptations made to fit the metal elements. The magic is really in the curves over the A-pillars and rear fenders. You\'ll marvel at where the front doors have a craftsman lower panel to meet the fenders. It\'s truly one of the best representations of rolling American artwork.
The original idea of a station wagon was to ferry hotel passenger to and from the train station, and so this one still has plenty of space to carry everyone thanks to three rows of seating. Just like the exterior, the tan leather on the seats and the carpeting with rubber mats appear quite correct and authentic. But once again, it\'s the lumber that steals the show. The one-piece side panels are held in by the correct bright stainless bolts, and the restored framework in the roof makes the interior feel like a cabin. While this one has a true old-world atmosphere, when you sit behind the wheel there is a different kind of vintage feeling. These pre-war Fords have a terrific art deco feel to them, and you see it as the cream and brown is met by plenty of bright trim on the steering wheel and AM radio speaker. And the working heater means you won\'t be uncomfortable if you decide hit the car show at dawn to get this standout Ford a prime spot (It\'s already a multiple awards winner, but there\'s plenty of room in the back to take home more trophies!)
The 221 cubic-inch flathead V8 really needs no introduction, and you\'ll be quite happy to know that this very correct-looking motor is also likely from the correct era. The engine bay is nicely detailed with the correct dual hoses, oil bath air cleaner, and tall single-barrel carburetor. With legendary flathead power, this neat woody has a wonderful punch and a great soundtrack. The three-speed manual transmission shifts easily, and still feels powerful around town no matter if you\'re carrying surfboards or a carload of passengers. This one keeps its authenticity right down color-matched steel wheels with shiny Ford hubcaps, trim rings, and fresh whitewall tires.
You get great paperwork including the original bill of sale, build receipts, and restoration photos so you can really see this car\'s full resurrection. Turn-key craftsman machines like this rarely come up for sale, so you may want to call us today, or you could regret it tomorrow!
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