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1948 Ford Woodie Marmon-Herrington 4x4 super Deluxe Wagon

1948 Ford Woodie Wood for sale in Los Angeles, California, United States

Item location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Woodie
SubModel: SUV
Type: SUV
Trim: Wood
Year: 1948
Mileage: 100,000
Color: Black
Engine size: Flat Head 8
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: 4-Wheel Drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Ford Woodie 1948

The 1948 Ford Woodie Marmon-Herrington 4x4 Super Deluxe wagon is a one of the industry's first heavy-duty luxury SUVs. What makes this Woodie unique is that Ford sought the expertise of the then tank builder Marmon-Herrington to convert this standard wagon into a rugged all-purpose 4x4.

The restoration of the wood and the interior upholstery has been expertly refinished by renowned Woodie collector Nick Alexander. Everything on the wagon has either been replaced by original parts or restored to its original specs, including the vintage wiring and working radio.

During the 30's and 40's Marmon-Herrington was building heavy all-wheel-drive trucks, tanks, and 4x4 chassis for towing light weaponry. Ford selected the perfect company to combine the civility of a passenger car with the durable terrain capability of a four-wheel-drive truck.

The Marmon-Herrington factory lifted the body off the Ford chassis and strengthening cross members were welded into place to support the weight of the new front axle. A matching Ford rear axle was fitted in front, with CV joints on either end, a drive-shaft was attached from the new transfer case.

Power is provided by a 239 cubic inch L-Head V8 flat head engine with original parts, it produced 100bhp at 3,600rpm and sent power to both axles via the original 4-speed manual transmission.

The rear of the wagon kept its original axle but gained ground clearance with new transverse semi-elliptical leaf springs and the front axle sits on quarter-elliptical torque springs with longitudinal semi-elliptical leaf springs.

This immaculately restored Ford conversion is extremely rare; it is believed that only seven were built. This vehicle pioneered the modern four-wheel-drive. It is a true testament to American style, power, and ingenuity.


*V8 Flat Head Ford engine

*100 Horse Power

*4-Speed Manual

*Holley 2 Barrel Carburetor

*Maple Frame with Mahogany Inserts

*Built to be a 1000 Point Car

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For additional details please contact Calvin 909-239-2572

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