1948 Ford Woodie Marmon-Herrington 4x4 super Deluxe Wagon
- 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
- Vehicle Title: Clear
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive
1948 Ford Woodie Wood description
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 Everything on the wagon has either been replaced by original parts or restored to its original specs, including the vintage wiring and working radio.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
*Holley 2 Barrel Carburetor
*Maple Frame with Mahogany Inserts
*Built to be a 1000 Point Car
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