Driftwood Wagon: 1947 Ford Woody Survivor

1947 Ford Woody Wagon Front

Jesse MortensenBy Jesse Mortensen

Woody cars are always interesting, but this one is extra special because it is almost all original. Some of the mechanicals have been rebuilt to make it drivable, but other than that this 1947 Ford Woody Wagon is just how it was found after being in storage for 40 years. The seller is asking $38,000 here on eBay, but you can also try to make an offer.

1947 Ford Woody Wagon Side

1947 Ford Woody Wagon Rear

There are a few flaws on this car, but we think most of them just add to its character. There is some damage along the roof from moisture. Overall though, the body looks great and we would want to keep the patina just as is.

1947 Ford Woody Wagon Interior Ceiling

1947 Ford Woody Wagon Engine

The interior is in great shape too. There is a rip or two, but nothing major so we wouldn’t mess here either. Cars like this are only original once and by leaving things alone you will be preserving a piece of automotive history.

1947 Ford Woody Wagon Flathead V8

This was the top of the line Super Deluxe model back in 1947 and it deserves to be lovingly cared for. Luckily the flathead V-8 engine and many of the vital components have been rebuilt so this wagon can be used right away. We would fix a few of the problem areas and look for every opportunity we could to take this out and enjoy it with the family.

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Comments

  1. Bob

    What does it say on the passenger side door?

  2. Barn Finds

    We forgot to mention that in our post. It says “Westbroek Farms”. A quick search didn’t reveal anything about the farm, but it may still be an interesting part of the history of this car.

  3. DJS

    For that asking price it should be mint it is not it has a long way to go but iis still around

  4. Scott

    Barn Finds are fast becoming the flavor of the month. Cars are of course ‘only original once. That does not include original rot and decay…With that said, this car is overpriced. I have bought and sold a score of Woodies in the last five years. The wood on this car is too far gone and would cost in access of 10,000 to re do correctly. At $48,000. onc could find a better example

  5. keith

    Have to agree with ya there Scott, yes there’s original condition (which is great) & then there’s original but its all flapping in the wind decayed condition (which isn’t great). Yikes, that wood’s got be totally redone on the side panels.

  6. Ron

    To be a correct restoration, would the wood have to come a from a tree in the original woods?

  7. Russ

    $10k if you wanted to re-do ALL of the wood.. just to re-do the badly damaged panels may not be that terrible. $38k isn’t too far out of the park on this one. If we’re playing “pick it or kick it” I’m be a PICK at $38k

  8. DJS

    I think 15,000 would be a fare price with the redo cost so high on all of our cars

  9. tacsea72

    As long as it is pretty much mechanically sound, then fix only the leaky probs so the interior doesn’t get any worse, and drive it as is. Or, make it a sunny day only car. The asking price is way too high, though. There is one I know of that is in better shape for less money.

  10. Barn Finds

    @tacsea72 – Please share.

  11. Marty Parker

    Anybody know the difference in the 47 and 48 Ford? Never been able to see any.

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