Seeing as its Wagon Wednesday, reader Jim S. thought this 1951 Mercury Woody would make an interesting feature. The seller doesn’t offer much information in their listing here on eBay, but it looks in need of a full restoration. Jim thinks the seller’s asking price seems a bit steep, but you can take a look and decide for yourself.
This wagon is powered by a 255 Flathead V8, which the seller claims is running. This engine was rated at 112 horsepower in 1951, but it didn’t take long for speed shops to release hop-up parts to squeeze out a little more.
While woody wagons look great, they can be extremely expensive and difficult to restore. It appears that much of the wood on this one is solid and just needs to be refinished, but there are a few pieces that need replaced. The asking price seems high considering what the restoration is going to cost. On the other hand, this is one rare wagon which will be worth some serious money.