Two customized Blue Ovals will see bidding come to an end today as a 1936 Ford “woodie” street rod and 1953 Ford F100 cross the block on Hemmings Auctions. Ford wagons and trucks have always been a part of the automotive landscape and have thrived among the custom crowd since the trend became popular and each of these trucks offer their own unique appeal. The Woodie has already met reserve price and will sell to the highest bidder, while the F100 is very close to the selling price as we write this. For up-to-the-minute statuses on these and other lots, visit www.hemmings.com/auctions.
Where there is wood, there is a way. Woodies have always turned heads at car shows and the appeal holds true to customs as much as production cars. The wood on this Ford wagon is thought to be maple but its origins are unknown. It’s powered by a Ford small-block V-8 that’s seen some modifications including an aftermarket four-barrel and braided steel fuel line. Cooling is also improved in part from an aluminum radiator and braking is enhanced by a dual-circuit master cylinder and fluid reservoir. The Ford has been protected in a climate-controlled setting and has never seen rain. Maple paneling is also evident on the dash and door panels and gauges were switched from digital to Auto Meter analog. This modernized woodie drives comfortably with modern convenience and bidding will end today at 4 p.m. eastern time.
This Arizona truck gives a nod to resto-mod performance with a later-model engine in a 302-cu.in. V-8 with overdrive transmission. The Ford small-block powerplant and Ford AOD four-speed automatic make this powerful truck move with ease and comfort. The essentially rust-free body has a customized aged-paint appearance, but everything is up to date including new wood for the bed as well as replacement glass and seals. Some other exterior customs include the louvered hood and deleted front and rear bumpers. The interior maintains its no-frills ambiance with manual window cranks and no A/C or heat. There is a modern audio system and Auto Meter gauges that were installed when the truck was converted to a 12-volt electrical system. Headliner, door panels and bench seats all have new upholstery while the carpeting was replaced with rubber coverings. Bidding will conclude for this old hauler at 4:30 p.m. eastern time.