This restored 1951 Ford Country Squire Woody Wagon is everything
you love about classics in one vehicle. It has the iconic '51 Ford
styling, classic wood sides, and cool flathead V8 under the hood.
So the desirability of this one goes beyond just its exceptional
The dual bullet-nose styling of the '51 Fords is now a thing of
legend. So to have one look this good tells you there was a serious
investment in care and restoration. Plus, everything from the big
chrome bumpers to the delicate hood ornament shine brightly. We all
love the woody wagons, and real fans will take extra time to check
out the joints and texture of the varnished lumber. They took the
time to make sure this one remains a true classic, right down to
the paint color that holds close to 1951's Hawaiian Bronze. It
gives this car a look of vintage sophistication... and that's
exactly what this premium restoration was aiming for. Cars like
this were reserved for well-heeled customers and luxury hotels. In
fact, it was the most expensive car on Ford's books in 1951, which
is why it's also rare. This one still reflects its high society
upbringing quite nicely today with premium features like the
whitewall tires and rear-mounted spare that looks a bit like a
The original idea of a station wagon was to ferry hotel passengers
to and from the train station, and so this one still has plenty of
space to carry everyone thanks to three rows of seating. The
two-tone tan on the seats nicely harmonizes with the natural earth
tones of the wood paneling. That's a nice matchup because people
will be spending plenty of time looking at the lumber. The large
side panel pieces are held in by the correct bright stainless
bolts, and all this wood makes the interior feel like a log cabin.
But even if this looks like a pre-war machine, when you sit in the
driver's seat, the artful steering wheel, Art Deco gauges, and AM
radio on display give you the true 1950s feeling.
The engine bay has a terrific upgrade. The reason why we love it so
much is that it continues to look stock and authentic to go with
this car's full theme. But those who look closely will see that the
motor is the larger 255 cubic-inch unit that was exclusive to
Mercury. This has all the right classic elements, like the oil bath
air cleaner, a generator, and factory decals. But the way the motor
is color-matched to the car gives a little hint at how this is a
special powerhouse. The V8 fires up eagerly and has a dignified
tone out of the dual exhaust. The three-speed manual transmission
shifts easily, and it feels responsive around town no matter if
you're carrying surfboards or a carload of passengers. This one
keeps its authenticity right down to color-matched steel wheels
with shiny Ford hubcaps, so driving it is like a true time
You're looking at all the best classic car icons rolled into one
turn-key package. This '51 Ford might be your last opportunity to
catch quite an authentic and fun wave. Call today!!!
1951 Ford Country Squire
Location:Concord, North Carolina
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