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IF all goes according to plan the Plymouth should be in my possession this Thursday.

IF all does not go according to plan it will be a few days later.

I will keep everyone posted (if interested)

Joe

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Can't wait to see more pictures.

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Hi Joe.  Great find.  I see it has a Missouri historic vehicle license plate......where did you find it?  I live in

southwest Missouri.

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I would think that woodies or station wagons were built originally to cater for a commercial market, ie, for the use by businesses and the like that needed a larger carrying capacity but still on a standard car chassis, timber was easier and cheaper to use for the lower production numbers initially, but from what I've read as their popularity increased with the increase in families using them post WW2,  timber for the production numbers became a more expensive option and the use of fake timber panelling then just the normal steel wagon became the norm..............now this is purely from what I've read over the past 45yrs or so and could be incorrect...........lol...........and Joe.............if the wagon is not up to scratch when recieved, just redirect downunder......I'm sure I could learn to love it..........lol...........nice catch........andyd     

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Nice buy,  we were also bidding on the car and cars.  We actually went and looked at them at the estate.  The 49 won't take too much to get it up and running.

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16 hours ago, MarkAubuchon said:

Nice buy,  we were also bidding on the car and cars.  We actually went and looked at them at the estate.  The 49 won't take too much to get it up and running.

Thanks.

So you were the competition, eh? Just kidding.

Were you able to buy any of the other cars?

I got the 49 Plymouth delivered to me on Tuesday morning , and as I bought it sight unseen (I was 1100 miles away from where the car was), I was more than happy with it as we unloaded it from the trailer.

I will continue to update as I get the time.

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21 hours ago, Andydodge said:

I would think that woodies or station wagons were built originally to cater for a commercial market, ie, for the use by businesses and the like that needed a larger carrying capacity but still on a standard car chassis, timber was easier and cheaper to use for the lower production numbers initially, but from what I've read as their popularity increased with the increase in families using them post WW2,  timber for the production numbers became a more expensive option and the use of fake timber panelling then just the normal steel wagon became the norm..............now this is purely from what I've read over the past 45yrs or so and could be incorrect...........lol...........and Joe.............if the wagon is not up to scratch when recieved, just redirect downunder......I'm sure I could learn to love it..........lol...........nice catch........andyd     

Andydodge is correct in his statement about Woodies being built initially for commercial use. Then the Model A wagons came about and that changed everything.

They became increasingly more expensive to build because of the use of wood and the amount of manual labor that was involved in the fit/finish/assembly of the body to the chassis.

Essentially, a woodie was a hand-built car and what really became the main problem to buyers/owners was the semi-annual upkeep of the wood. Most owners did not keep up with sanding/varnishing because it was a tedious and annoying aspect of Woodie ownership. So, when Plymouth introduced the 1949 All-steel Suburban wagon that was the final nail in the coffin of Woodies. Also, if any of the wood was damaged (accident, rot, etc) it was much more labor intensive to repair the wood (and more expensive) than if it were sheetmetal.

Also, Woodies were usually the most expensive car at the dealership(s) when new.

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As a kid growing up in Minnesota in the 50's and 60's we didn't see many of these. But when we did they were a real head turner.

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The car/cars came from Concordia Missouri.  Been in storage a long time.  We actually saw the car over a year ago, they didn't want to sell it then, still figuring out the estate. They also had a Packard convertible we were following.  Great car, you don't see many 49's.  

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