The Fords of 1941 were updated in preparation for the unpredictability surrounding World War II. They were wider with a more modern body that nearly covered the running boards, blending with a new cowl, fender shapes and roofline. Front and rear fenders were still distinct, and the headlights sat over the front wheels. The 194.3-inch length accommodated the bigger body styles, anticipating the need for a versatile auto that would last for many years.
Originally, woodie station wagons were designed with rear bodywork made of wood elements to reinforce a car’s structure. Popular with all the car manufactures at that time, they were produced in the US as variants of everything from luxury to standard vehicles. Their design is unique and easily recognizable, and authentic woodies in good condition are a rare find.
With its maple framing and birch paneling, this 1941 Ford woodie has held up well since its seven-year, nut-and-bolt restoration. The seats are retrimmed with the correct dark brown leather, and all of the restored dash instruments are in working order.
After its improvements were completed in 1985, this high-quality Ford received an AACA First Junior in 1986 and a AACA Senior Award in 1987. In 1998, it won a Dearborn Award at the Early Ford V8 Club Grand National.
The restoration of this classic is of such high quality that it still presents well today. To top it off, your grandkids will love it!