Arizona | Lot 133
1939 Ford Standard Station Wagon
$81,200 USD | Sold
| Phoenix, Arizona
17 January 2019
- Formerly of the Nick Alexander Woodie Collection
- Concours-quality restoration
- Features desirable Columbia overdrive
In 1939, Ford’s Standard and DeLuxe station wagons were readily distinguishable from one another. The standard used 1938-style front fenders, and a grille based on the 1938 DeLuxe configuration, but with a more distinctive upper section and hood side panels. Other differences were mostly cosmetic. The basic price of the DeLuxe wagon was just $85 more than the Standard, so most customers opted for the additional features, making Standard versions quite rare.
In concert with other 1939 Fords, they were the first to use hydraulic brakes and the last available only with floor shift. They had another distinction: the last to use Murray-built bodies. At the end of the model year, the assembly process was transferred to Ford’s timber operations in Iron Mountain, Michigan.
This 1939 Ford Standard station wagon was restored by the renowned Nick Alexander Woodie Collection in 2009. A solid Alabama car to start with, it has been completely refinished, the wood showing only the slightest discoloration under new varnish. The metal body has excellent contours, and the new black paint has a deep shine. The brightwork is excellent throughout, and the glass is all-new script black-edged material. The top is new black artificial leather.
The seats have been reupholstered in authentic dark brown artificial leather, and the floors have new black rubber mats. The dashboard is restored walnut wood-grain, and all details of instruments and hardware have been attended to. The engine and chassis have been thoroughly reconditioned and refinished. Like all Alexander collection cars, it has the optional Columbia overdrive axle for maximum flexibility and comfort. It has been impeccably maintained by the current owner since acquisition.
Ford built just 2,513 Standard station wagons in 1939. This is a rare chance to acquire a virtually new example.