GalleryWoodie Trucks 1930 to 1939
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1931 Ford 'Natural Wood Special Delivery' Model A Designed for merchants serving top-end customers. The sales price was $695 and was considered too expensive for the times. It was the height of the Great Depression and one could buy the full metal delivery van for a tad over $400. Just 680 were produced from 1928 to 1932. The Ford Model A Traveler camper was derived from this model.
Photos and information courtesy of the owner, Gerald McNulty
1931 Ford Model A Mail Truck - Ahooga! The wooden body is painted green per U.S. Post Department regulations.
Source: Andre Boglomov's Oldtimers Gallery
Street-rodded Ford Model A US Mail Truck seen at the 2000 Good Guys Pomona meet.
This rare pickup is a 1934 English Ford Model-Y. It was originally created for the Earl of Suffolk, as a gift to his gamekeeper. The styling is in keeping with English Shooting Brakes, where the doors were often metal. The little woodie still has the original drive-train, and few modifications.
1936 Chevrolet Master ½ ton truck with a Hercules-Campbell body. This three-owner woodie has been in the same hands for the last 35 years. Astute observers will note that the panels are not the original birch. They were replaced with douglas fir plywood around 1950 - a not uncommon occurance.
Coutesy of the owner, Morris Hancock
1939 International formerly in service at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. Wood-bodied wagons were a regular model in the International catalog.
Photo: Jenny King's The Automobile in History, Wayne State University (offline)
John Toland's rare unrestored 1939 Chevrolet ½ ton streamliner with a custom body built by J.T. Cantrell, of Huntington, Long Island, New York
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