My Car Quest

February 26, 2024

This Woody Station Wagon

by Mike Gulett –

There are times when my imagination takes over and I am in places where I know I will not really go but it is fun to dream of the possibilities.

1941 Chrysler Town and Country Six-Passenger Station Wagon

I am dreaming of a car fantasy that I know will not come true. This time it is a woody station wagon from 1941. I love looking at woodys but have never thought about owning one but this one – a 1941 Chrysler Town and Country Six-Passenger Station Wagon on Bring a Trailer has really caught my imagination. This is elegance and style from the 1940s.

1941 Chrysler Town and Country Six-Passenger Station Wagon

1941 Chrysler Town and Country Six-Passenger Station Wagon

I can imagine this one driving guests from the San Francisco airport to a resort in the wine country or the beaches of Marin County. I can also imagine this beauty driving Hollywood stars around the Hollywood movie studio lots in between takes and out to dinner and back to their hotels – after all it does have a beautiful Metro Goldwyn Mayer logo painted on the doors.

1941 Chrysler Town and Country Six-Passenger Station Wagon

But back down to Earth I can see this one as a family station wagon like the one my parents drove my brothers and me around in in the ’60s (a ’64 Mercury Colony Park), which also had wood panels on the side, although it was fake wood but was a spiritual descendent of this one from the ’40s where the wood is very real.

1941 Chrysler Town and Country Six-Passenger Station Wagon

1941 Chrysler Town and Country Six-Passenger Station Wagon

Look at these photos and make your own dreams.

1941 Chrysler Town and Country Six-Passenger Station Wagon

1941 Chrysler Town and Country Six-Passenger Station Wagon

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

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Photos compliments of Bring a Trailer.
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This Woody Station Wagon
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I can imagine this Chrysler Woody Station Wagon driving guests from the San Francisco airport to a resort in the wine country or the beaches of Marin County.
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  1. Rob Krantz says

    Mike, I’ve always loved Woodies as well. I love the fine craftsmanship and the woodwork involved in creating these cars and the cost to do so today by an automotive company would be exorbitant. I remember seeing a Ford Woodie at Jack L. Hunt, a small collector car dealer in San Rafael, a number of years ago. The price was reasonable but I had no place at the time to garage and protect it from the elements. I would have loved to tool around in it though and take drives to West Marin out to Pt. Reyes or up to wine country. Maybe some day……

  2. Doing a restoration on a Woody to this level is fantastic, and not a cheap proposition but, certainly something to be admired and appreciated…

  3. Mel Walters says

    That is a gorgeous vehicle. If you ever get one, and want a valet to accompany you in your dream drives in it, I might be persuaded.

    I do have two trivial questions; one that I suspect you can answer for me and one (non-automotive) that, if you can’t maybe another reader could.

    In the second image of the interior, there is a black device at roof-height close to the doors that appears to be ducting to provide cool (cold) air to the rear passengers. Is it and, if so, would the air it’s delivering be from an A/C? The second is: Why did Metro Goldwyn Mayer use a different font for each name, on the exterior of car?

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