Steel might be strong, but it’s also cold. It can never offer the character and warmth that hardwood can. For a short period in the late ’40s and early ’50s, a few manufactures were combining the two to make family wagons that could offer the best of both worlds. While sheet metal is prone to rust, it typically survives the elements better then wood, which could explain why so few remain today. This 1947 Pontiac Streamliner Woody Wagon is one of only ten believed to still remain today. It has been in storage since 1963 and can now be found here on eBay.
This wagon is believed to be completely original and is in great condition for its age. The odometer currently reads 47,686 miles, which is believed to be correct. It still even has its last Esso oil change sticker on the door pillar, which shows the last oil change having been performed at 47,613 miles. It was part of the Horace Kane Estate of Saratoga Springs, New York and spent its entire time there in storage.
The seller claims that this rare Woody runs and drives, but it likely needs work. Hopefully the 248.9 cid straight eight is mechanically sound and only in need of a tune up. These wagons are extremely rare and are sought after, so it’s hard to tell how much this one will go for. We featured a similar Pontiac a few months back, which was in worse shape and it sold for $25,000. If we thought we could afford it, we would love to have it for a grocery hauler.