<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165

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1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon

Sold for US$ 30,240 inc. premium
1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon
Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776
Engine no. GAA367165

216ci OHV Inline 6-Cylinder
Single Carburetor
90bhp at 3,300 rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*In current ownership for several decades
*Expertly restored with great woodwork
*The very last Woodie Station Wagon produced by Chevrolet
*Deluxe line with upscale exterior and interior trim


THE 1949 CHEVY

By the early 1920s, Chevrolet had abandoned its attempt to compete head-on with Ford, and repositioned itself as a 'middle-market' manufacturer whose products possessed a degree of refinement lacking in the Model T. The highly popular six-cylinder Chevrolets of the 1930s helped consolidate the company's position as Ford's chief rival.

Chevrolet's top model of the 1946 range, the Fleetmaster was basically a mildly revised '42 Special Deluxe, a model introduced in 1941, the last full year of automobile production before the attack on Pearl Harbor ushered the USA into WW2. Chevrolet had been out-selling Ford for several years by this time, and the arrival of the Fleetmaster only helped to consolidate the Chevy's position as America's most popular automobile. The late 1930s and early '40s had seen an increasing interest on the part of car designers in 'streamlined' models, reflecting developments in the aircraft industry, and this trend was continued in somewhat less exaggerated form after WW2.

For 1949, the Deluxe Series was offered in two-door Town Sedan, four-door Sport Sedan, two-door Sports Coupe, two-door Convertible and four-door Station Wagon models, the latter being by far the most expensive in the line-up. Like the rest of the Chevrolet range, the Deluxe Series was powered by the company's famous 216.5ci 'Stovebolt' overhead-valve six, an engine it would continue to use until production of the model ceased. A three-speed manual gearbox was the only transmission available.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The charming 1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon offered here, originates from the very last few months of traditional Wood-made Station Wagon production for Chevrolet. Carrying body style number 49-1061, the four-door, 8-place Woodie Wagon was the most expensive model in the lineup when new, and one of just 3,342 examples made that year. The car has been treated to a comprehensive restoration, where much attention was given to the delicate, solid-wood body panels. The Chevrolet is equipped with upscale Deluxe trim inside and out and finished in a sinister black color with a Cognac-colored interior. Offered from long-term devoted custodianship, this example must be among the best available anywhere

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<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
<b>1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 20GK-E 12776<br />Engine no. GAA367165
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