Woodies, in particular woody wagons have always been a favorite of mine. I can't explain exactly why other than that wood bodied and wood sided vehicles have always had an appeal to me. It may stem from a Ford wagon my grandmother had in the 50's, or a big Mercury wagon with faux wood and paneling we had in the 60's I learned to drive in. It was influencd I'm sure from the surf music of the time, which always conjured up exotic images of surf and sand for a landlocked pre-teen like myself. Whatever the influence, as part of my minature auto collection, there has to be a handful of woodies and woodie look automobiles!

1937 Hispano-Suiza K6 Break de Chasse: The K6 was produced by Hispano-Suiza from 1934-1937 when the company ceased auto production and concentrated on airplane engines. After WWII, the original owner of this car had the sedan bodied chassis rebodied in 1948 to this very attractive woody by Franay. The interior upholstery is water buffalo to make the ultimate sportsman shooting brake and it took nine hides to complete. The K6 is powered by a 5.2L 6-cylinder engine, which powered the car to a top speed of just under 90 mph. This car has been featured at the Pebble Beach Concours.
Model by MATRIX
1940 Packard 110 Deluxe Wagon: Designed for the common man that wanted more than a Cadillac (and also needed to haul eight people, plus lumber); the 110 wagon was built for two years before WWII. Approximately 136 were built and roughly less than a couple dozen survive. Powered by Packard's straight-six engine of 4.0L, it produced 100 hp. Steel fenders and cowl were mated to a body made from mahogany and ash, with a plush leather interior, making this a very classy woody!
Model by NEO 1/43
1940 Ford Super Deluxe Wagon: Ford's styling for 1940 is now iconic and easily recognizable. The Super DeLuxe woody wagon was the most expensive model in the Super DeLuxe model range. Ford added more chrome and a choice of interior fabrics to the Super DeLuxe. The 3.6L flat-head V8 was standard in the Super Deluxe cars and this example in Lochaven Green is the ultimate woody wagon!
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43
1940 Ford Deluxe Wagon: Surf's up! and Wally is on his way to hang ten. The '40 was a continuation of the same basic model from 1937, the 239 Cu.in. V8 produced 95 hp.to move this 3,260 pound beauty and its 8 passengers to the beach. The wood came from maple. ash and basswood grown in Ford's own forests in Northern Michigan!
Model by SUNNY SIDE 1/36

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1947 Buick Roadmaster 79 Wagon: Based on pre-war chassis design, 1947 was the first year for the Buick Roadmaster range of cars and the Estate Wagon was the most expensive Buick offered to the public. This 4,500 pound motorcar was propelled along by a 5.2L in-line eight cylinder engine, which offered up 144 hp. Sold for $3,249 new less than 300 of the Estate Wagons were made between 1947-1950, and less than 12 are known to survive today.
Model by NEO 1/43
1948 Ford Super Deluxe V8: Wood bodied cars became very popular after WWII, with most manufactures outsourcing production. Ford instead grew, harvested and produced the wood in its own forests and mills, building the cars in their factories. Powered by a 100 hp, 374 c.i. V8, about 9,000 were made, the last year for wood bodies.
Model by ROAD SIGNATURE 1/43
1949 Chevrolet Fleetline Aerosedan: The Fleetline range was introduced in 1941, just before the outbreak of WWII. Powered by a 3.5L inline six-cylinder OHV engine, the Aerosedan was the most popular model in the range. In 1949, the two-door model was introduced and the Aerosedan was popular for its fastback styling and large truck and interior room. Sold in large numbers, the Fleetline Aerosedan successsfully bridged the pre-war and post-war production gap for Chevrolet until its entire new post-war lines could be introduced.
Model by BROOKLIN 1/43
1949 Ford Custom Woody Wagon: With three bench seats there is room for all your sufer dude friends and gear, with the long boards on top. Using the same flat-head V8 as the 1940 model, the 1949 Fords were completely redesigned, more contemporary looking and using hybrid steel-wood bodies, which is exactly what their customer's wanted.
Model by SUNNY SIDE 1/36

1949 Dodge Coronet Wagon: The Coronet range was introduced in 1949 as the top of the Dodge range and featured the first postwar body styles. The only engine option for Dodge was the 3.7L flat-head inline six-cylinder engine, which produced 103hp and an aclaimed 90 mph. A unique option on the Coronet range was a three-speed, fluid-driven transmission that was operated by a foot pedal on the floor. First generation Coronets were produced until 1952, with model year facelifts each year, usually more chrome.
Model by PREMIUM X 1/43
1950 Ford Country Squire Wagon: The Country Squire name would adorn Ford station wagon models from 1950 to 1991. The Country Squire wagons all featured wood paneling or wood grained trim to distinguish themselves from other Ford wagons. The first generation in 1950-51 featured actual wood bodies, with wood trim being applied to 1952 and later stell bodied cars. Powered by a 3.9L , these two-door wagons are highly sought after as being the last true 'woody' wagons from Ford. Surf's up!
Model by FRANKLIN MINT 1/43
1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport Coupe: The Town and Country Newport Coupe, or just T&C, was introduced in 1950 and made quite a splash, often being dubbed Chrysler's wonderful woody! With ash wood framing overlays on an all steel body, the coupe was powered by a Spitfire 5.3L straight-eight cylinder engine, producing 135hp. The Town and Country with a 1950 retail price of just over $4,000, was one of Chryslers most expensive models. This example comes in the color, Tobacco Brown.
Model by FRANKLIN MINT 1/43
1952 Chevrolet DeLuxe Styleline Wagon: The DeLuxe Styleline Wagon was produced from 1949-1952 and was like most manufacturers top-end wagons, at the top of the price range for all 1952 Chevy's. At a price of $2,281, the Styleline Wagon was no exception and was priced $200 more than Ford's comparable wagon. Even without a V8 engine and selling at a higher price, it still outsold the Ford. It was powered by a 3.5L six-cylinder engine, pumping out 92hp.
Model by NEO 1/43

1953 Ford Country Squire Wagon: The second generation of Country Squire wagons were produced from 1952-1954 and wagons became a separate range within the Ford catalog, Country Squires being at the top. There was one engine available for the wagons, the 3.9L Strato-Star V-8. Mid way through 1953 production, the use of real wood was discontinued and woodgrain decals with fiberglass trim was used instead. The Country Squire was available only in a four-door, however Ford still made a two-door Ranch Wagon.
Model by GOLDVARG 1/43
1954 Willys Jeep Wagon: The first sport utility vehicle, the Willys Wagon was introduced in 1946 with an all-steel body that was easy to construct, minimizing vehicle costs; in both 2WD and 4WD form. Henry Kaiser bought Willys and the 1954 models were the first to feature the Continental Super Hurricane flathead, inline six-cylinder engine. Over 300,000 durable Wilys Jeep Wagons were produced until 1965, with production in several countries. Willys painted the steel body wagons like this one in the 50's to resemble woodies.
Model by NEO 1/43
1956 Cadillac Viewmaster: Hess & Eisenhardt who made ambulance and hearse bodies on Cadillac chassis in the 50's, decided that there was a market for a luxury Cadillac wagon. Using the Fleetwood Sixty-Special as the basis, twelve of these custom wagons were constructed. They were apparently popular among entertainment stars with young families. The car had a luxury full leather interior and was powered by 6.0L V8 engine which produced 285hp, enough to move the beast easily around the Hollywood Hills.
Model by GLM 1/43
1968 Ford LTD Country Squite: We had one of these big wagons for my Dad's dairy business, used for special light deliveries as well as the family hauler on weekends. Almost as big as our '60 Mercury Colony Park,and its big 7.0L V8 easily handled a eight or nine passenger load. It was a thirsty bugger though and the gas crisis in the mid-70's saw it replaced with something more economical. Great car for taking to the drive-in!
Model by KESS 1/43



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