1946 Ford Super DeLuxe Station Wagon

Darin Schnabel ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

This amazing Ford woodie, incorporating numerous pieces of original Birdseye and Tiger Maple, was purchased new on January 2, 1947, by Jeanette Schaffer of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It remained in the Milwaukee area until 1985.

The body was refinished in its original color of Maize Yellow many years ago, which is the only major work that has ever been completed or required. The wooden body is in remarkable condition for its age, with minor staining around several of the bolt and joint areas. One small area on the right rear has been refinished with much of the original varnish intact. The chassis and underbody are very solid thanks to “Underseal” applied by the dealer back in 1947.

Accompanying the woodie wagon are the original warranty and directional tags from the dashboard as well as the original owner’s manual.