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American Woodie Autos - After 1949

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1950 Dodge

1950 Dodge Coronet was the end of a long line of woodies with real wood. Even then, the attractive wagon had steel panels clad with mahogany wood-grain decals. Just 600 were produced.

Artwork: Dodge dealer brochure
Information: The Dodge Story by Thomas McPherson


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1950 Buick Roadmasters at the 20th Annual Wavecrest Woodies meet on September 19, 1999

Photo: David Miller for Old Woodies


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At a glance, Dan Simmons' clean 1951 Ford looks stock - it is, except for the mild drop job, power disk brakes, and eye-popping leopard-print carpet!

Photo Courtesy Dan Simmons


Cliff & Kathy Bartlett's 1953 Mercury - Photo/Early

Cliff & Kathy Bartlett's 1953 Mercury still has it's original flathead V-8 with a 3 speed overdrive. They drove to Woodies on the Wharf 2001 from South Lake Tahoe pulling a camp trailer.

Photo courtesy Steve & Jeanette Early


1953 Cadillac Station wagon styled by Brooks Stevens

A one-off 1953 Cadillac wagon styled by Brooks Stevens, who also designed the war-time Monart Motors conversions. The builder is unknown, but a clue might be the round medallion on the front fender - it reads "AKM"

Photo: Old Woodies collection


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Fact or Fiction? Bob Barnes' 1955 Chevrolet "Bellwood" two-door station wagon is wonderful either way.

Photo courtesy Bob Barnes and the the Los Angeles Classic Chevy Club


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California coachbuilder Eisenhardt & Hess is thought to have built twelve to sixteen Cadillac woodie wagon conversions in 1956. This one was for sale in London during the mid-1980's

Source: Automobile Fine Art Limited ad in 'Supercar Classics' Autumn 1986


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Last of the "wallpaper woodies", at least for now, is the 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon. Check out the report on this wagon at edmunds.com

Photo courtesy Christian Wardlaw & Edmunds Publications
 

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