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!

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Comments

  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 !

  2. Vince Habel

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

  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

  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 $$$$$.

  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.

  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.

  7. DAVID HOLMES

    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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