GalleryAmerican Woodie Autos - 1920 to 1929
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1921 Ford Model T with a birch speedster body patterned after a design found in an early 1920's Sears catalog.
Source: Volo Antique Auto Museum
1923 Star was the first production woodie built by an automobile manufacturer instead of a third-party.
1925 Buick --- The European rage for coach-built wooden bodies reached the United States by the mid-twenties.
Illustration courtesy of The Pre-war Buick Website
A very original 1928 Chevrolet with a Martin Parry station wagon body. 1928 marked the first year Chevrolet started to aggressively market station wagons. Bodies were outsourced from many different builders. This car is thought to be the last surviving 1928 Chevrolet wagon.
Photo Courtesy of a previous owner, Brian Conaway
1929 Ford Model A with body built by Ford at the Iron Mountain plant was classified by the company as a 'commercial vehicle' and was part of the truck line-up.
Source: Bill Brauch / www.ahooga.com
This 1929 LaSalle Series 328 with a one-off body by Cantrell of Long Island, was built for the owner of the Cadillac-LaSalle Agency in Newark, NJ. Powered by a 90-degree V-8 L-head engine, it has a synchro-mesh transmission and inboard mechanical brakes, new features for LaSalle that year.
Photo & caption: Concours East
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