The 1948 Ford “Woody” wagon was the last to be produced with wooden body construction before the all-new and all-steel redesigned “Shoebox” ’49 Fords launched in the summer of 1948. The ’48 Fords were essentially carry-over designs from 1941 that were placed back into production once World War II ended.
This 29K mile, Tucson Tan over Tan Leather example presented here appears to be a nicely restored car that the seller states “is a San Diego car refurbished from bumper to bumper.”
The seller states that the 100hp flathead V8 in this car is “smooth and cool running” resulting from a new radiator and high volume water pumps. We like that the seller converted the car to 12 volt operation and hid the alternator in a chromed stock generator housing. The seller makes no mention of whether the engine is original to the car, however it would be period correct for a Super DeLuxe. Connected to the flathead is what the seller describes as a “smooth shifting” three-speed manual transmission connected to a rebuilt torque tube.
All of the interior and exterior wood appears to be very nicely restored. This Super DeLuxe features electric wipers and the original Wonderbar radio in working condition. The seller states that all of the gauges work perfectly as well as all doors, locks, and window regulators. In addition to a new spare tire cover and tire are the second set of tail light and turn signals.