Wood & Steel: ’51 Ford Country Squire
The 1950 Ford model range included a station wagon that was marketed as part of the top-line Custom Deluxe trim. Ford began promoting the wagon as the Country Squire and the rest is station wagon history. The Country Squire was available with a standard 226 cid inline six-cylinder engine as or an optional V-8. This first generation Country Squire was a real Woodie having fenders and hood made of steel and the rear of the car’s body was made of wood. Today’s featured Woodie is a V8 with a 3-speed manual. The listing tells us the Ford has been owned by the same family since new. Everything about this one is in exceptional condition and doesn’t appear to be restored. Unfortunately the listing isn’t clear other than saying it is in good nick. Hagerty has Condition 4 cars valued at $43.600 and condition 1 cars over $100,000. So why is this one selling for $36,900? We don’t know and although the listing says it is current perhaps some sharp shopper already snapped it up. Click here for the listing.