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1951 Ford Country Squire: Real Woody Wagon!

1951 Ford Country Squire Woody

After lounging inside a Texas barn for 28 years, this rare two-door wagon is ready for a new owner. Located in Weinert, Texas and offered here on craigslist for $20,000, someone will have to really want a Country Squire to pay the premium over a regular 1951 Ford. This car features original wood on the outside and replacement wood on the inside with a flathead V8 and Ford-O-Matic transmission. The seller has sourced a new chrome grille and some other NOS parts for the restoration. The engine is currently locked up but the seller has started soaking the cylinders with penetrating oil. I wonder what this would look like with some period surfboards sticking out of the back window? Yes, it’s a cliché, but hey, it’s a woody wagon! Would you restore it or enjoy the patina? Thanks to Robert R for the find!


  1. Mark in Medford

    For some reason Ford made only 2 door Ford and Mercury wagons from 49 through 51, I would like to take one and make a sedan delivery. Another body style that Ford missed in 49-51. Yes, your right surf boards would be perfect !

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  2. Vince Habel

    Too much for one in this shape. The cost a lot to restore.

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  3. Mike A

    Prices on Ford woody’s are soft right now. You can buy this car as a # 2 restored for $ 65k…..or you can buy this one for $20K and restore it for $ 80K. Hhmmmm which way to go ? LOL

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  4. Barry

    It may just be me but I am not a big fan of the whole patina thing. Bringing this beast back to life would soak up a lot of $$$$$.

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  5. geomechs geomechs Member

    It’s like we were talking about before on other cars: It’s a labor of love and you seldom get your money back out of it.

    I agree with Barry as far as patina goes. There’s so many going after it that it’s starting to get monotonous.

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  6. MikeH

    No Berry, it’s not just you on the patina thing. I don’t let my daily drivers get ratty looking even though I keep them 10-15 years. If the paint gets bad, they get painted. If it has a dent, it get fixed. I want my collector cars to look and drive like they did when they were new.

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    I, for one, am really tired of the idea that every single woodie HAS to be a “surf wagon”. I’ve been a surfer for over 50 years, and a woodie owner for almost 40; I’ve never had a single surf sticker on my wagons, and only carried a board when I was actually going surfing. I’d guess that 99% of all the boards hauled on/in woodies today never get wet. Here in Southern California, BMW dealer Nick Alexander had the most incredible collection of woodies…not ONE of them was done up as a surf wagon.

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