Woody

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»

Woody Project: 1952 Dodge Power Wagon

Some classics appear on our desks at Barn Finds that leave me scratching my head. Such is the case with this 1952 Dodge Power Wagon. We have seen these robust old vehicles in many forms over more than a… more»

Wood Bodied American Icon: 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Woodie

The wood-bodied station wagon has become an American icon.  Something about them connects Americans back to the pioneer days, the surfing movement, and Hollywood during its heyday.  While that market has cooled a bit, there are a few good… more»

Restored 1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Woody Wagon

Woody wagons are as old as autos themselves. In the early 1900s, they were customs of a sort – a car company or owner delivered a chassis to a specialty coachbuilder and received back a woody. The vehicles were… more»

Tidy Driver: 1934 Ford Model 40 Woody Station Wagon

Something is enticing about loading the tribe into a classic station wagon and heading out on the road for an adventure. You could select virtually any station wagon on the planet, and it would perform admirably. Alternatively, you could… more»

Accidentally Preserved: 1946 Ford Super Deluxe Woody Wagon

Classic car owners will occasionally perform work on a vehicle with the best intentions. Often, the result will leave a subsequent owner with significant effort and expense to return the vehicle to its former glory. For this 1946 Ford… more»

Blank Slate Ambulance: 1940 International Harvester Woody

The story goes that, due to the steel shortage during World War II, manufacturers began using wood as replacements for body panels. Hence, the “woody” was born. The style maintained popularity throughout the decades, even so much as starting… more»

One Family Owned: 1937 Ford Woody Wagon

It isn’t unusual for us to see classic cars here at Barn Finds that have been part of the same family since new. However, finding one that has been in that situation for more than eight decades is a… more»

Worth Saving? 1948 Packard Station Sedan

You’ll have to have an open mind and an open checkbook for this project. It’s always a sad thing to see a once-elegant and expensive car like this 1948 Packard Station Sedan woody wagon in this condition sitting out… more»

Rare 1-Of-10: 1939 International Woody Wagon

There is something very romantic and nostalgic about vehicles associated with national parks. When the National Park Service was founded in 1916 national park designations increased rapidly. As the automobile became more popular, parks transitioned their access away from… more»

Original Wood: 1950 Ford Woody Station Wagon

Spotless station wagons are a “must-have” in the classic scene today. Therefore, finding one like this 1950 Ford Woody is quite a treat. What makes this vehicle truly impressive is the fact that all of its timber is original…. more»

Original Survivor: 1965 Mercury Woody Wagon

While I guess this car could technically be called a “Woody Wagon” it is a far cry from its 1940s and 50s cousins. There are some nice wood accents down the side which give it a nostalgic feel, but… more»

Cheap Woodie Project: 1947 Chrysler Town And Country

A few years ago, this would have been the buy of the century. It’s a restorable 1947 Chrysler Town and Country sedan for sale here on eBay in Farmingdale, New York (that’s on Long Island) for a Buy-It-Now price… more»

Stored 64 Years: 1947 Pontiac Streamliner Woodie

Update 4/6/20 – This sweet woodie is back on the market! It’s listed here on eBay with some active bidding but how high do you think it will go this time around? From 12/6/19 – There are some cars… more»

Wooden Wonder: 1949 International Station Wagon

Seems like wood is everywhere these days. I have found wood-sided, or woodies, from Pontiac, Ford, Buick, Chrysler (both wagon and sedan) and now International. And this 1949 International KB-1 woodie wagon has been a bit of everywhere too,… more»

Ford vs. Ferrari Movie Car! 1967 Morris Minor Woody

Movie cars have always been popular. In fact, a 1968 Ford Mustang that starred in the movie Bullitt recently sold for $3.74 million! If you’ve always wanted a movie car, but can’t afford millions, perhaps you could own this… more»