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1949 FORD CUSTOM WOODY WAGON

Stock #4933

$76,950

1949 FORD CUSTOM
WOODY STATION WAGON…AS FACTORY, GORGEOUS MIDLAND MAROON METALLIC, RARE FANTASTIC ORIGINAL EXTERIOR FULL WOOD HAND WORKED WITH BEAUTIFUL VARNISH, JUST LIKE THE FRANKLIN MINT MODEL, STOCK WHEELS, FACTORY HUBCAPS-TRIM RINGS, COKER WIDE WHITEWALLS, RARE COVERED SPARE TIRE COVER, OPTIONAL 3d SEAT, ALL ORIGINAL CHROME REDONE, OUTSTANDING 43,810 MILES, DETAILED 272cid FLATHEAD BUILD, FULL FRESH TUNE, 3 SPEED TRANSMISSION, COMPLETED SOLID SUSPENSION, REALLY TOP MECHANICALS, FROM COLORADO SPRINGS, GREAT HISTORY, DRIVEN TOP SHOW INVESTMENT PRESENTATION

1949 Ford Woody Custom 2 Door 8 Passenger Wagon, an amazing piece of automotive history in just outstanding preserved and top restored stock condition with the refinished rare original exterior wood, from Colorado Springs history from start until it’s second home visit there now, this really has such an amazing famous wood presentation, the outside paint is the very desirable Midland Maroon Metallic recently painted and just buffed with great luster, just the look as memorialized with the Franklin Mint Model, many current promotional publications feature this specific rare Ford Woody, the ID# is 98BA-184480, has just wonderful documents confirming great history, has the Owner’s Manual, Restoration Guide, Wiring Diagram and other documents (SEE LINK), an driveable investment…a landmark design for true automotive history, here is a quality vehicle that is accepted at the finest Concours events today, Hilton Head, Amelia Island, Boca Raton, Greenwich and Pebble Beach, there is a special photo taken of this great Woody for a full magazine article at the 2013 Hilton Head Concours (SEE LINK),

the chrome around is exemplary, the wood that has been maintained so well is really amazing, note that Fraser Dante bought this landmark Woody that was purchased from the original family some years ago, here today is a vehicle that is the exact Ford Woody that has been used for many authentic models as this is a ‘landmark vehicle’, this ready for serious investment collectors that want authenticity or that nice cottage on Martha’s Vineyard, the mechanicals are really top notch, the original Flathead V-8 272 cid is recently rebuilt, pistons, rods, Iskenderian crankshaft, rebuilt head/valve train all by a top professional, water pump, fresh tune by Senior Fraser Dante tech for top performance, engine bay nicely show detailed, new Coker widewhites mounted on the stock body colored wheels with chrome trim rings and Ford stamped chrome hubcaps, the braking system is just freshly checked, for sure a three family owner vehicle with 43,810 miles, redone stock interior featured as new, correct dash, working radio, heater, fantastic very rare factory original steering wheel,

these woody wagons had steel structures and frames that were made in Detroit and then were shipped via rail to the famous Iron Mountain wood plant, The Ford Motor Company actually owned forest tree production to supply the build of the Woody Wagon, the status vehicle of the Ford line, the 1949s are the most valuable as this was the last of the all wood cars including the full rear tailgate, this writer remembers while being a very little kid that my father fixed our tailgate with woody putty and I wondered why this was done on a car, his image sticks in my head, this special Woody even has two sets of original type keys with correct leather holder, has the original floor jack and tool kit in the specially handmade ‘factory’ new period canvas bag in side rear, part of the tremendous effort is made for authenticity and top mechanical running condition,  the underchassis and frame are so very solid, very original being so low mileage and unmolested with slight factory original undercoating, now recently solid driven show detailed as a ‘frame on’ factory presentation…this area along with many mechanicals updates for a work of true automotive design history that drives well, here is a serious design of investment grade collectable automotive art, the last of a famous hand worked wood era, see the advertising photo showing young people with this classy Woody (LINK),

History: VIN#98BA-184480 that is stamped on the frame for authenticity, matches the visible VIN #, this is for sure a two owner vehicle then restored in its home town, it was originally owned by Cheyenne Mt. School in Colorado Springs, Colorado as a ‘school bus and the ‘sports team’ car with then 42,065 miles and now is only 43,690, this is certified by the last couple of owners and on the title, then Fraser Dante worked to bring this up into even better cosmetics and mechanicals, after that upgrading, this was then sold to a serious ‘car guy’ who is a senior BMW executive, he owned for 3 years and did even more improvements to a higher level, thusly a total of 4 owners in the whole life, here is the 2518th 1949 all Woody two door wagon built on October 1948,

This specific woody is featured in many high end magazines and promotions, there are two Hilton Head magazines that put this on the cover to celebrate their famous Concours event (LINK), also this was featured in a advertising promotion with a high end casual clothes manufacturer (LINK), said original wood came from Ford’s Iron Mountain wood forest and plant in Northern Michigan, the last of the all wood station wagons,

has full frame on initial restoration by top senior builder and former race driver, health reasons enabled Fraser Dante to buy the car and then finish the work for Spring 2012, then sold to a Senior BMW executive who kept it at Hilton Head, then Fraser Dante got this back and sold and shipped this back to a serious collector in its real home of Colorado Springs, Colorado for a two year stay in Colorado Springs, then with some family issues taking his time now, this great not modified with amazing history is for sale again at Fraser Dante in Atlanta for Spring 2020, has just really wonderful wood that is so very, very hard to find today, work includes a new firewall pad, glove box, floor mats, battleship linoleum (custom grooved) in rear deck, rubber seals for back windows, new rubber door seals, new windshield rubber,  new windshield, interior headliner with one year proper wood bows, nice interior wood, door hinges rebuilt, door seal rubbers for doors, greasing just done on windows, good tailgate and vent wings sealing,  has the very, very rare one year door handles that are worth about $700 if one can find today, these are the type parts and items that set this apart, then back at Fraser Dante for Spring 2016 to again make sure this is a really investment piece as a top, top Ford Woody wagon, then sent back to its birthplace of Colorado Springs for a 2 year stay and then for Spring 2020 this is now back at Fraser Dante,   

Engine/drivetrain: fresh build of the original Flathead V-8 272 cid, highly detailed as factory, full build includes new Pistons rods, crankshaft turned, cam, complete valve train, heads are passenger 8BA-9430, driver 8BA-9431, Speedway water pump, New Ford Script hoses, rebuilt factory 2v carberator, proper oil bath air cleaner, intake is 8BA 8RT, 6528 (SEE LINK), distributor, the bottom of firewall is original  paint, the top is new, has the 3 speed transmission as it should, new clutch, new temperature senders, temp gauge recalibrated, rare original tailpipe and muffler, fuel tank cleaned and sealed,  steering gear rebuilt, full new wire loom, original voltage regulator cover, battery, new Starter solenoid, voltage regulator, new battery box and hold down both starter and generator rebuilt, new fan belts,  patent tag, original 3 speed transmission, driveshaft rebuilt, balanced, all new grease zerts in suspension,

When received from the first family back initially in 2014 in Atlanta at Fraser Dante, in order to make this rare Woody in top condition, the full tune was completed, the oil in the air cleaner is changed, the engine oil is fresh, new cap and rotor, points, new Champion spark plugs, new plug wires,  the coolant was flushed, timing was set, the road test was complete with about 5 miles, then our collector friend worked on this again with further improvements to prepare for Spring 2017 as a great serious investment piece, thusly sold in that time with only 100 miles put on the chassis, then back to Atlanta to go through the Fraser Dante shop ready for being fully refreshed for Spring 2020…

Braking/wheels: when received, this lovely rare collector 1949 Ford Woody had sat for a while, now all new brakes with newly turned drums, shoes, new wheel cylinders, had a good master cylinder, all rubber brake lines, gear oil checked in rear end and transmission, it came with 4 new shocks, for Spring 2020, the braking system is fully checked again for safety, Has now correct 4 virtually new wide whitewall Firestone Deluxe Champion 7.10×15 bias ply tires, proper chrome Ford stamped hubcaps and correct chrome beauty rings, original  dealer undercoating, extremely nice solid and rust free frame rails, (LINK), new paint just applied for maintenance and producing a show presentation, hard to find such an original,

Interior: very rare original clock and the radio both work, hard to find and not reproduced original sun visors, very knowledge work to complete the one year dash with the correct color of the simulated wood graining on dash and around windows is as new like factory, a proper beige color with the dash pod is as factory with correct presentation, the original off white steering wheel is a stock and maintained rare unit with only a bit of minor cracking, one can tell that now some 70 years later, here is the real factory unit with the chrome horn blow rings, the seats are re-upholstered with new padding, has floor mats,

Body: hard to find all original metal body panels with have a really nice re-paint in the original color (Midland Maroon Metallic), the luster and shine of this paint are as nice as can be and still be driven, show condition and right below trailer concours class, this is all steel as it should be on the body, the metal is straight as an arrow, all exterior wood is about 90% original from history given and the final work that is refinished, sealed to protect, the rare Ford wood is still with this great all woody 1949 Ford Custom, also all bright work redone and the bumpers and front grill are so good they are like a time warp, new bolts for wood panels, new working tail light assembly,

Summary: here is truly the last of an era, the all wood station wagon, here was and is a vehicle that appeals to a upscale customer with good taste, tremendous effort accomplished to achieve top mechanicals to enjoy as a dramatic presentation of the body and wood, here is a piece of investment grade automotive history, again, top drivable fresh show preparation, with the final presentation ready for Spring 2020, this is offered at $76,950

A TRUE AMERICAN CLASSIC ‘WOODY’ THAT PRESENTS WITH OUTSTANDING BODY AND HISTORY TO COUPLE WITH IT’S FINE MECHANICALS!

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Year: 1949
Make: Ford
Model: Woody
Body Style: Wagon
Transmission: 3 Speed Manual
Condition: Excellent
Stock#: 4933
Engine: Flathead V8
Exterior Color: Maroon & Wood
Interior Color: Beige
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