1941 Ford Super Deluxe Woody Station Wagon In their day, wooden bodied station wagons were work horses. Considered unattractive and strictly utilitarian, they were produced in low numbers. Then after a half century of production, they were gone, discontinued, largely because they were so difficult to manufacture and maintain. Yet today, they can sell for more than a house and are considered classic beauties. Sometime in the late 19th century, a forgotten mechanic fastened a primitive engine to a horse drawn wagon creating the first horseless wagon. The details have been lost to history but from that humble beginning, a style of automobile was born, one that still exercises influence upon us over 100 years later. Eventually auto manufacturers began producing their own versions. Ford introduced the first production woodie in 1929. Throughout the 30\'s most other manufacturers joined in, usually with very limited success. Some lesser known car makers only produced a prototype or two. The largest car company at the time, Chevrolet, waited until 1939 before they introduced their first woodie. By then the vehicles had become known as station wagons, a variation of the earlier name depot hack, but was still a reference to train stations. Woodies were never a profitable item for car makers. They were extremely labor intensive to produce; literally hand assembled. Ford bought a track of forest known as Iron Mountain in Michigan as a source for lumber, other makers simply purchased the lumber, or more often, had outside vendors manufacture the wood bodies. For consignment, a 1941 Super Deluxe woody wagon looking the part with its rounded lines accented by thin chrome trimmings and two rows of it! A 221ci flathead V8 and beautiful wood for the passenger\'s compartment, but all still retaining that pre-war Ford charm. A fine example gracing our South hallway or maybe even the main showroom. These cars tend to move all over the Hallowed Halls of the Classic Auto Mall. Exterior Draped in deep dark black, this round front ended Ford produced Super Deluxe has most of all its original trimmings and is looking simply fab. In Super Deluxe style, the barrel shaped vertical ribbed V grille with its two flanking side panels looks shiny and unmarred. Rounded lines with bulbous fenders, now with just a very small running board, we are moving into the modern era of the next car look as to the overall design genre. A hinged on the back hood with some curved edges, and a bulbous badged front section let us know we are firmly in Ford country, but starting with the dual pane windshield we move into another world altogether. We see a central passenger compartment which utilizes a mix of blonde oak boarding and panels to make up the square doors and rear side panels. A full length black textured vinyl roof covers this wooden compartment and rounds over the roof edges creating the perfect topper. More black steel is taking shape for the rounded rear fenders and crystal clear sliding glass on the rear doors and 3rd row seating area gives your passengers a wonderful view of the countryside as you motor along. Moving to the back we note the clamshell style wooden rear gate with its black spare tire cover and round chrome bezel tail lights. A near perfect chrome bumper with upright guards sits below all of this and 16-inch black steel wheels with red pinstripes and chrome Ford logo moon caps and deeply treaded wide whites round out the package. Interior Taking some liberties to show off the fine finishes of the interior, the mahogany painted metal dash is showing with gold metal background for a horizontally aligned instrument cluster with sweet antique cream gauges within a horizontal bar of pure ivory bakelite lusciousness. The knobs and pulls are all lined up at the bottom of this dash and have that wonderful aged white to tan bakelite feel and appear as almost chess pieces. On the dash top center is a bakelite shrouded
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