Ford Super Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon
While 1946 Ford station wagons had seats with genuine leather facings and artificial sides, the 1947 models went to tan vinyl throughout.
An 1947 car, it postdates the spring trim revision, when the carryover 1946 red-accent motif was exchanged for a plainer, simpler image. This car has the round parking lights under the headlamps, rather than rectangular lenses in the fender catwalk. The hubcaps also have the simpler new design.
When the 1947 model year closed, Ford had turned out 16,104 station wagons. This was not a record; 1946 had been slightly better. But the 1946 model year extended a full six months longer, making the 1947 production record that much more remarkable.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August 2009 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California and in June of 2012 at the Dingman Collection, Hampton, New Hampshire.
100 bhp, 239.4 cu. in. Flathead V8 engine, three-speed manual transmission with Columbia rear end, solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 114".
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel