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1937 Ford Deluxe SWAG “WOODY”
4-Door Station Wagon

History Overview:

For 1937 Ford station wagons continued to offer real wood for its siding. Ford Motor Company started building station wagons in 1935 at its wood processing plant in Iron Mountain, Michigan. This plant was later sold and continued to produce charcoal at this location.  Interestingly, a cousin by marriage and a collaborator with Henry Ford in the wood processing plant was named E.G. Kingsford.  “Kingsford” charcoal still grills our burgers, ribs, steaks, and chicken today.

Ford, in 1937, adopted all-steel construction for its closed bodies discarding the fabric roof insert of the past. Evidence of streamlining was ample in the handsome new styling.  Headlamps were now incorporated into the front fenders, the grille was stretched and sloped backwards at the top, and fine horizontal bars decorated the front end and hood sides.  The result was one of the best looking cars of the decade; even President Franklin Roosevelt bought a convertible sedan to use at his Warm Springs, Georgia retreat.  In a year of questionable styling throughout the industry, Ford was a standout.

This car has been professionally restored by Lowry’s Auto Restoration during 2002-04.  The engine compartment is highly detailed with Ford-script radiator hoses and correct clamps.  The generator, air cleaner, firewall, and inner splash fenders are all finished in high gloss black

Originally Sold To: N/A
Total 1937 Ford Car Production: 641,228
Total 1937 Ford Station Wagon Production: 9,304

Original MSRP:  $775.00

Stock Number: C 209

1937 Ford Deluxe “WOODY”
4-Door Station Wagon

VIN Number:  184076392
Body Number:   78-790-85834
Exterior Color:  Black w/Brown Leatherette Top
Interior Trim:  Brown Leatherette
Engine:  221 CID – Ford - Flathead V-8
85 Horsepower
Bore/Stroke: 3.06”X 3.75”
Transmission:   3-Speed Manual Floor Shift

Equipment:

  • Factory Clock
  • Banjo Steering Wheel
  • Ford Accessory Locking Gas Cap
  • Third Row Seat
  • Hub Caps & Trim Rings
  • 6.00 X 16 “Ford Script” Wide Sided Whitewall Tires

Wheelbase:  112.0 inches
Weight:  2,991 LBS
Vehicle Mileage: N/A

Stock Number: C 209

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