Wood You Like to Restore This Ford Marmon-Herrington Super Deluxe?

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1948 Ford Marmon-Herrington Super Deluxe Station Wagon 6

It’s hard to imagine, but there was once a time when four-wheel-drive trucks weren’t offered from the factory. They were largely considered necessary only in the roughest and toughest conditions. However, there were aftermarket companies that offered the capability, such as NAPCO and Marmon-Herrington – for a steep price.

The latter firm equipped the vehicle you see above, which started its life as a 1948 Ford Super Deluxe woodie wagon used as a shuttle at a ski resort, with 4WD hardware. Once the wood side panels were beyond saving, the bed was added on. The truck was then used as a workhorse around the resort. According to the seller, “The overall condition of the 4×4 is rough but the chassis and driveline is complete.”

1948 Ford Marmon-Herrington Super Deluxe Station Wagon 5

Included with the rare 4X4 is another Ford-Super-Deluxe-turned-pickup, a two-wheel-drive 1947 model from California.

If you’re interested in buying both of these trucks and combining them into the foundation for the restoration of a rare 4X4 woodie wagon, they can be yours for $30,000.

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via [Hemmings Daily]

Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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