Woody Wagon: 1946 Ford Super Deluxe 79B Station Wagon – SOLD!

by | Dec 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Wagon Wednesday

December 21, 2021 Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

When it comes to Woody Wagons, the 1940s vintage Ford Super Deluxe models stand out as the most iconic.  Our latest example is this survivor quality 1946 Ford Super Deluxe 79B Station Wagon currently originally listed in December 2021 on Craigslist in Huntington Beach, California that’s reported to be a matching numbers survivor featuring its original chassis, body, and Flathead V8.

Currently offered for $57,000, comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Super Deluxe priced between this guide’s #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $47,500 and its #3 “Good” appraisal of $66,200.  Similarly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $46,500 and its’ #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $59,600.

With World War II over, Ford found itself re-tooling for post-war consumer production for the 1946 model year with many resources in short supply. Consequently, Ford retained the basic design of the 1942 model year for the 1946 model year. Ford changed the grille to a series of horizontal bars that covered the rectangular opening that housed the grille in 1942. Ford eliminated their low-priced Special sixes, which left them with six- and eight-cylinder DeLuxe and Super DeLuxe models. They introduced a second convertible model, called the Sportsman, which featured “woodie” designs similar to the Chrysler Town & Country. The convertible version of this car was the most expensive Ford offered that year, followed by the just as labor-intensive Station Wagon.

If you ever wondered what it takes to completely re-body a Ford Super Deluxe Woody Wagon, this video provides a great overview:

It’s always better and much less expensive to find vintage Woody Wagons in original condition from the dry west. With all of its original body, chassis, and flathead V8 in place, this 1946 Ford Super Deluxe Woody Wagon is a prime candidate to add to your collection.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Beautiful all stock and original 1946 Ford Woodie. Loaded with Ford accessories, original Flathead V8, five new tires, rebuilt brakes, all three seats recovered to the original style. $57,000. No texts or emails.
1946 Ford Super Deluxe Station Wagon Model 79B. Most expensive new post-war Ford behind the Sportsman Convertible.
Original wood survivor with numbers matching body, chassis, and 100HP Flathead V8. Early production in 1946 with body number in the 1770s with a total production of 17,000 built in 1946.”

Show or go: what would you do with this 1946 Ford Super Deluxe Woody Wagon?  Comment below and let us know!


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