This 1950 Ford Country Squire Woody Wagon is where the true classic car dreams all come together. After all, you have an iconic Ford design that has the rarity of real wood. And this craftsman-built car has a long history of good care and investment to keep it pure rolling nostalgia.
A car like this is both substantial and stylish all in the first glance. It centers around the real wood body lines. After all, it gives the impression of classic sturdiness like a log cabin. And when you see the level of artistry, right down to curves in the glossy lumber, it gives everyone an immediate appreciation for a body built by hand. Hawthorne Green is a 1950-correct Ford color, and the clean, complete, and smooth presentation really helps tell this car's story. We have info that shows this car was likely restored twice - once in the 1980s and the other in 2020. It proves there has been an appreciation for a proper woody wagon, and there have been big investments to keep this one look great. In fact, the recent restoration has a list that shows over $35k spent on just the components and professional work. You see the difference in this perpetual care in the good lines and bright chrome. And we can absolutely understand why true enthusiasts have invested in a car like this. It was the most expensive Ford when new, and thus, it's the rarest. This also means it appreciates its history. This classic Ford is not trying to be a hot rod, and so there is a refreshingly honest impression that you see in everything from the factory hubcaps to the distinct V8 logo on the bullet nose.
The real wood continues inside on places like the doors, side, and cargo floor to keep the artisan feeling going. The station wagons debuted in the coach-built car era were all about ferrying hotel guests from the train station. So these always need to be both robust and have plenty of space. That's why you have two wide rows of seating and durable rubber floors. And while the split tailgate gives you access to plenty of room for luggage, what it really means today is a place to display the past awards, history notes, and even the pedal car that comes with the sale. It's a cool classic that you'll never be afraid to share with family and friends. No matter how many people are along for the ride, you always get that nostalgic tingle every time you slip behind the classic Ford steering wheel with a distinct trim ring. And the dash has a terrific look with the classic gauges, trim, and heat/defrost controls. This likes to keep its authentic style right down to the details. So the AM radio is still there for display, and the dome light greets you when the door opens.
The 239 cubic-inch flathead V8 is instantly attractive with all the correct copper color looking bright against the dark and tidy motor components. The tall old bath air cleaner, generator, pulleys, oil filter, and more are all part of the time capsule presentation. As authentic as this looks, the investment was also about keeping this a true cruiser. So the motor was rebuilt during the last restoration. Plus, you have newer items like the exhaust and fuel tank. There's even an upgrade to an electric fan, and if you plan on taking this on a parade route, you'll be quite thankful for it. This keeps you in correct contact with the road, but the driving feel is a confident one. This is thanks to everything from the control of the column-shifted three-speed manual transmission to the modern touring tires.
The sale comes complete with Restoration photos, build receipts, service manuals, maintenance records, the pedal car, and more. This iconic wagon is a delight to drive and will always be welcome at events. Call today!!!