Is This the King of Woodies? Check It Out!

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Few vehicles in the world are as charming and intricate as a good ‘ole Ford Woodie. I mean, just look at this prime example. The gloss of the wood, the character-prone imperfections in the build quality. It’s all iconic.


For sale at Canepa, this 1940 all-original Ford Woodie station wagon  has been fully restored and brought up to modern times by its latest owner, who decided to give this old charmer some road exposure, but that meant putting in quite a few upgrades.

Purchased in Orange County, California, this Woodie sat unmolested for its first 30 years of life, and it wasn’t until its second owner, a high-profile car collector bought it and had it repainted and customized to his liking. Something which the third owner, another important car collector acquired it and had it completely overhauled for modern day driving.


Here’s a few of the upgrades performed:

High-nickel cast French flathead engine block
Tony Baron polished aluminum heads
Thickstun PM-7, twin-carb, polished intake manifold
Thickstun polished aluminum finned air cleaner
Jere Jobe ignition and carb.
Johnson adjustable lifters
Manley valves
Isky valve springs
American Camshaft three-fourths grind
SCT 4 and a quarter inch stroke crankshaft
J.E. Pistons #206744
Fenton headers and dual exhaust
Rebuilt shock absorbers
Bendix brakes
Coker 600X16 white wall tires
6-volt Optima battery inside the Ford battery case
Mattson custom radiator with fan shroud
Full flow oil filter

The sale price is unknown, but I’m sure there’s a salesman at the other end of the line anxious to tell you all about it!

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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