About this vehicle
Ford designed the station wagon to haul trunks, suitcases, and light cargo to and from railroad depots. This body style was also called a “Depot Hack”, a name that carried over from the days of horse drawn wagons. People used these cars for family transportation and deliveries, too. It seated eight passengers, and the rear seats could be removed to make room for all sorts of cargo. Ford contracted with the Murray Body Company to create these superbly detailed wooded bodies. Henry Ford decided to produce this vehicle because he owned a large mill in northern Michigan; the mill was out of work and making wood parts for the station wagon provided jobs. For decades Ford sold more station wagons than any other manufacturer. Proper maintenance of the wood body called for annual re-varnishing. It was labor intensive and because of lack of proper maintenance, “Woody’s” (as they are still referred to today) had a low survival rate.
- Engine: 4-cylinder, 201 cubic inches, side valve
- Horsepower: 40
- Transmission: 3-speed, sliding gear
- Original Price: $650