The Legendary Classic Wooden Car Ford Super Deluxe 1947 – A Masterpiece Symbolizing Durable And Rare Luxury

1947 Ford Super Deluxe

1947 Ford Super Deluxe photo

1947 Ford Super Deluxe photo

The 1947 Ford Super Deluxe woody wagon greatly resembled the popular 1946 model, with a few styling changes. The grille was slightly modified and the red tracer paint was removed from it, a hood-mounted emblem was added and circular parking lights were placed below the headlights.

Seven different body styles were available in the Super Deluxe series, including the five-passenger 79B station wagon. The Super Deluxe ‘woodie’ was Ford’s most expensive model in 1947, costing $3,520 new. It was powered by the legendary 239 cubic-inch flat-head V-8 that developed 100 horsepower. Standard luxury items included armrests on all doors, passenger assist straps, chrome window moldings, a horn ring and two sun visors. The bodies were built in Ford Motor Company’s Iron Mountain, Michigan plant and shipped to Detroit for final assembly. The woods used for the wagon body were maple, with either birch or gumwood for contrast.

The station wagon was a popular model; 16,104 were sold in 1947 at a base factory price of $1,972.

The 1947 station wagons had an eight-passenger capacity, with removable rear and middle seats. They featured a metal dash with a maple wood grain finish, mahogany inside door panels and outside door panels of a mahogany and birch combinations. This 1947 Ford is somewhat unique – it still has its original wood panels.

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