This 1941 Mercury Woodie Station Wagon was photographed at the 2011 Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“The station wagon was conceived in part as a vehicle that would carry resort guests and their capacious luggage to and from the railway depot,” states the owners’ vehicle summary. “Initially, station wagons were often third-party conversions of existing sedans. Drawing on this tradition, manufacturers added models with exposed wooden bodies, which came to be called ‘Woodies’.”
The summary notes that 1941 was the first year Mercury offered one (priced at $1,141) and 2,413 were produced.
“This example features a 3-speed Columbia overdrive transmission for highway driving,” the summary states. “It had been stored for 30 years when the current owners purchased it in 2007. A three-year body-off restoration was completed in 2010.
"This car received a perfect technical score in judging at an Early Ford V8 Club competition and won Second in Class at the Palo Alto Concours in 2011 where it also received the ‘Forgotten Treasures’ aware.”
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