Wood You Believe It?
In this day and age, wagons are hot. Especially when they’re woodys. Earlier this month, I shuffled into the Kentucky Exposition Center trying to avoid yet another storm at the Street Rod Nationals. Although the air conditioning was nice, I was drawn to a 1936 Ford woody that was even nicer.
Cars like this are such a treat. The story goes that this particular wagon was pulled from a pecan shed in Florida and carefully brought back to life. It’s essentially stock, complete with a 221cid flathead, Wide-Five wheels, and all the right trim.
The sheetmetal is incredibly straight; it’s clear that the majority of the wood has been well preserved. I can’t say for sure, but I believe the old style “Lake Cumberland Lodge” lettering is a more recent addition.
Through a little bit of online research, I discovered that there were just over 7,000 of these cars produced. How many remain is anyone’s guess. Even though I wasn’t able to speak to the owner, I did take a moment to read the bright pink placard in the windshield. On the last line, he summed things up better than anyone else. “Fun car,” he wrote. We couldn’t agree more.