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1951 Woody Wagon Manual

239 Flathead V8 ENGINE

1951 Ford Country Squire Woody Wagon Description:

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 like a mirror. We all love the woody wagons, and when they're all dressed in a glossy presentation of Highland Park Green (a legendary color all on its own) there just seems to be a great air of sophistication... and that's exactly what this premium restoration was aiming for. Cars like this were reserved for the 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, color-matched sun visor, 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 coordinates with the two-tone treatment 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 239 cubic-inch flathead V8 looks great in the engine bay with the big bronze block radiating against the dark black fenders. In this neat little woody it provides a wonderful punch and a great soundtrack. The engine bay is nicely detailed with the correct oil-bath air cleaner and dual radiator hoses making the bold 90-degree plunge. 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 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 a truly original wave. Call today!!!


Item location:Local pick-up only
Model:Country Squire
Trim:Woody Wagon
Doors:3 Doors
Interior color:Blue
Engine:239 Flathead V8
Vehicle Title:Clear