<i>Highly original and 15,000 miles from new</i><br /><b>1941 Ford Model 11A Deluxe Station Wagon  </b><br />Chassis no. 18-6132665

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1941 Ford Model 11A Deluxe Station Wagon
Chassis no. 18-6132665

Sold for US$ 71,500 inc. premium
Highly original and 15,000 miles from new
1941 Ford Model 11A Deluxe Station Wagon
Chassis no. 18-6132665
221ci Flathead V-8 Engine
Single Stromberg Carburetor
90bhp at 3,800rpm
3-Speed Manual Gearbox
Front and Rear Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Incredibly original low mileage survivor
*The most usable of the prewar woodies
*Lovely original woodwork
*Mechanically reconditioned


The Model 11A

The V-8 engine was no novelty when Henry Ford introduced the Ford V-8 in 1932, but never before had such an engine been produced successfully in large numbers and at so low a price. Styling followed the lines of the superseded Model A, but with an extra 25bhp the newcomer's performance was in an entirely different league. Engine development proceeded at a brisk pace and by 1936 the V-8's initial problems had been overcome and maximum power raised to 85bhp. The original 221ci V-8 was joined by a smaller 136ci 60bhp version from 1936.

While the number of body styles available on the long-running Model T chassis had been relatively limited, the arrival of its Model A successor for 1928 had ushered in an era of much greater variety and choice. New body styles for '29 included a Convertible Cabriolet, a Town Sedan and a wood-bodied Station Wagon, the first of the latter being built on April 25th, 1929. Nicknamed 'Woodie,' the station wagon was not offered during the Ford V-8's - and Ford Model B four's - first year of production in 1932, but this ever-popular rural workhorse was back in the line-up for '33.

The 1941 Fords were substantially improved (read: "bigger") with a wheelbase stretched two inches to 114". A new frame with a larger, deep X-member was stiffer and stronger. At the same time Ford introduced revised body mountings – although they were deliberately less effective on the convertible coupe where the rubber isolation was eliminated in favor of a tighter connection with the body to enhance the frame's stiffness.

There had been Standard and Deluxe V-8s right from the start, the latter, as usual, being distinguished by a higher level of equipment, but from 1938 Ford gave the costlier Deluxe a different, more elaborate frontal styling. The work of Eugene Gregorie, the Deluxe's more modern look had been adopted across the range by 1944. '41 witnessed the introduction of the Super Deluxe trim line which was distinguished by additional lower grills hugging the center one and further chrome trim, among other changes. The 'Woodie' Station Wagon was one of seven body styles available in the Super Deluxe series that year, when 9,485 of these delightful and charismatic vehicles were made, the smallest production run in the Super Deluxe line-up.

The Motorcar Offered

This exceptional '41 DeLuxe Station Wagon is being offered with just over 15,000 miles from new. A remarkably well-preserved example with mileage that must put it in rare company, it is finished in an attractive burgundy that goes nicely with the patinated original wood work. The interior is finished in the correct brown leather cloth and it is complete with its third row seat. The interior has a lovely feel to it with all its rich golden "Iron Mountain" wood.

The 1941 Fords were among the last before the outbreak of the War, representing the most advanced and refined of the prewar Fords. Having features like four wheel hydraulic brakes and higher powered engines they are the best to modern use.

We do believe one would be hard pressed to find another' 41 with this sort of mileage and originality. As Woodies are truly never the same after they are restored, finding a great original one like this is a wonderful opportunity.
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<i>Highly original and 15,000 miles from new</i><br /><b>1941 Ford Model 11A Deluxe Station Wagon  </b><br />Chassis no. 18-6132665
<i>Highly original and 15,000 miles from new</i><br /><b>1941 Ford Model 11A Deluxe Station Wagon  </b><br />Chassis no. 18-6132665
<i>Highly original and 15,000 miles from new</i><br /><b>1941 Ford Model 11A Deluxe Station Wagon  </b><br />Chassis no. 18-6132665
<i>Highly original and 15,000 miles from new</i><br /><b>1941 Ford Model 11A Deluxe Station Wagon  </b><br />Chassis no. 18-6132665
<i>Highly original and 15,000 miles from new</i><br /><b>1941 Ford Model 11A Deluxe Station Wagon  </b><br />Chassis no. 18-6132665
<i>Highly original and 15,000 miles from new</i><br /><b>1941 Ford Model 11A Deluxe Station Wagon  </b><br />Chassis no. 18-6132665
<i>Highly original and 15,000 miles from new</i><br /><b>1941 Ford Model 11A Deluxe Station Wagon  </b><br />Chassis no. 18-6132665
<i>Highly original and 15,000 miles from new</i><br /><b>1941 Ford Model 11A Deluxe Station Wagon  </b><br />Chassis no. 18-6132665
<i>Highly original and 15,000 miles from new</i><br /><b>1941 Ford Model 11A Deluxe Station Wagon  </b><br />Chassis no. 18-6132665
<i>Highly original and 15,000 miles from new</i><br /><b>1941 Ford Model 11A Deluxe Station Wagon  </b><br />Chassis no. 18-6132665
<i>Highly original and 15,000 miles from new</i><br /><b>1941 Ford Model 11A Deluxe Station Wagon  </b><br />Chassis no. 18-6132665
<i>Highly original and 15,000 miles from new</i><br /><b>1941 Ford Model 11A Deluxe Station Wagon  </b><br />Chassis no. 18-6132665
<i>Highly original and 15,000 miles from new</i><br /><b>1941 Ford Model 11A Deluxe Station Wagon  </b><br />Chassis no. 18-6132665
<i>Highly original and 15,000 miles from new</i><br /><b>1941 Ford Model 11A Deluxe Station Wagon  </b><br />Chassis no. 18-6132665
<i>Highly original and 15,000 miles from new</i><br /><b>1941 Ford Model 11A Deluxe Station Wagon  </b><br />Chassis no. 18-6132665
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