Termite Proof: 1954 Mercury Monterey “Woodie”

Station wagons with real wood bodies became somewhat popular in the 1930s, but interest died off in the early 1950s as they were expensive to build and maintain. Ford continued the “woodie” look by instead using fiberglass strips and… more»

Body by Cantrell: 1950 Dodge Woodie

Station wagons with wooden bodies were quite the thing in the 1930s and 1940s. They often served to transport the affluent population to ski lodges and the like. But, by the 1950s, demand was down and the cost of… more»

It’s Futuramic! 1949 Oldsmobile 88 Woodie

We cover woodie station wagons regularly on Barn Finds and one of the questions that I keep asking is how does one handle the necessary woodwork? Considering the age of the average woodie, a body style gone from our… more»

Pair Of 1951 Ford Woody Station Wagons

Wood-bodied station wagons were quite the thing with the wealthy back in the 1930s and 1940s. But they were expensive to produce, and the wood added 200-300 pounds to each vehicle. In the case of Ford, the last true… more»

Tin Woody: 1952 Chevrolet Station Wagon

The wood-bodied station wagons, referred to as “Woodies,” wouldn’t be embraced by the major automobile manufacturers until the late 1920s. Ford introduced their first production Woodie in 1929 while it was another 10 years before Chevrolet joined the fray…. more»

Rare 1941 Oldsmobile Woodie With A Rocket V8

  One of 604, the seller of this 1941 Oldsmobile Woodie wagon proclaims, and one of only five known to exist. I’m not sure how one accurately determines how many of a certain car are still in existence but… more»

Parked 25 Years: 1948 Ford Super Deluxe Woodie Wagon

With the new post-war Fords were coming out in 1949, several traditions were ending with 1948. They would be the last to be built during Henry Ford’s lifetime, they would be the last U.S. go-round of the flathead engine,… more»

Maine Barn Find: 1940 Ford “Woodie” De Luxe

I have had the opportunity to review some really nice woodie wagons over the last several months. All were either in nice, original condition or had been completely restored. This 1940 Ford, unfortunately, is neither. Nevertheless, it still warrants… more»

Surfboard Included! 1946 Ford Woodie

Sometimes a classic will come along and it seems like the owner has chosen the perfect location to shoot their photos. That is the case with this 1946 Ford Woodie, because what better location could there be than a… more»

Completely Original 1940 Chevrolet Woodie Wagon!

Here in America, production of wood-bodied wagons by car manufacturers had pretty much fizzled out by the early 1950s.  And since wood doesn’t hold up to the elements as long as steel (duh), woodie survivors are fairly rare.   If… more»

Good Wood: 1937 Ford Woodie

After jumping from a few different garage’s in its past, this 1937 Ford Woodie is a great project that needs to be complete. With some fresh sheet metal, and a lot of fresh wood, this Ford is ready to… more»

Woodie Wagon: 1980 Chrysler Town And Country

Most of the “woodie” LeBarons featured here on Barnfinds of late have been of the K-car persuasion.  But before the front wheel drive K-car platform was introduced in 1981, the then-struggling Chrysler Corporation offered the LeBaron as a rear wheel… more»

The Last Woodie! 1951 Two-Door Mercury Wagon

Car enthusiasts typically picture a 1951 Mercury either as a two-door coupe in stock form or as the quintessential low-rider.  This particular 1951 Mercury Two-Door Woodie Wagon ran as recently as last year. Representing the last Mercury wagon to… more»

1967 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible Woodie

This car could be the subject of a couple of debates: why does it have real oak trim on it, and is it a woodie or a woody? It’s a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible Woodie, or “woody”, as the… more»