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Who doesn't love a Woody?
This unique Silver Gray '46 has been lovingly restored by a collector of multiple high-end show cars. It is believed that there are less than 500 miles over the 10 years of time since a complete frame-off restoration. The mileage showing on the odometer less than 71,500. Our information regarding the history is limited given the surviving spouse had very little she could share. However, this is, indeed "turn-key" ready for your enjoyment for driving and show events. This appears to be a very late build in 1946 with a VIN of 1361525. General information about the 1946 Ford Super Deluxe Wagon is easily accessible on the Web and the following (Credit to Hyman) is a good summary for those looking to enhance their knowledge.

Late in the 1930s, the American automobile industry emerged from the Great Depression with cautious optimism. Some believed a brave new era was on the horizon; one of aeronautical-inspired streamlining and exotic rear-engine layouts. However, top auto executives were aware that America was perilously close to involvement in another brewing conflict in Europe. Ford echoed that sentiment for the new 1941 model year release. Taking a conservative approach, designers wanted the new car to be long-lasting, should production be interrupted by war. Officially released in 1941, the new Fords were robust, with attractive contemporary styling by Eugene T. “Bob” Gregorie. Ford offered the cars in three distinct model lines – Special, Deluxe, and Super Deluxe. For the first time since 1906, an inline-six was offered – replacing the small displacement V8-60. However, the vast majority of customers opted for the tried and tested 85 horsepower flathead V8. New sheet metal followed current trends, with faired-in headlamps and a rounded yet upright look. 1942 Models got a new face, with a lower, broader grille that hinted at the future. Just as the auto industry was regaining its momentum, America was thrust into war, and automakers were forced to abandon civilian production to support the war effort.
After the war, Ford rushed to get showrooms filled. As a result, 1946 cars represented little more than lightly refreshed versions of 1942 models. It took some time to retool and produce enough parts to resume full production, and select models like the convertible and station wagon took even longer to reach showrooms. In addition to the cosmetic improvements, 1946 Ford models finally received the hotter Mercury-spec 239-cubic inch flathead V8, rated at an even 100 horsepower. Buyers responded heartily, and sales were quick to recover. Of the several models offered, the Station Wagon has become one of the most iconic. Made famous in the surf culture of the 1960s, these Ford wagons provide a unique style with exceptional practicality. Equally, at home on a farm, country estate, or in the city, the beautifully crafted wood-bodied Ford 69A is the quintessential American Woody.

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