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1951 Ford Country Squire Woody Wagon - $62,995

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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 rarity.

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 Continental kit.

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 machine.

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!!!

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Streetside Classics-Charlotte
Member Since April 2018
800 Derita Road, Ste. A
Concord, North Carolina 28027
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