GalleryWoodies Throughout the World - 1940 to 1949
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1946 Fiat 500 Servizio based on the 500A and bodied by Tenconi.
Circa 1948 Fiat 500 Giardinettas based on 500A or 500B van, bodied by Autorama (left) and Accossato (right).
1946 Viotti 1100 Giardiniera, built by Carrozzeria Viotti, was based on the Fiat long chassis 1100L.
This wood-bodied art deco 1946 Chevrolet Carryall ½ ton truck was assembled in India from parts supplied by Cantrell & Co. of Huntington, Long Island, New York USA.
Source: Great American Woodies & Wagons, by Donald Narus
Ford Prefect A53A are Australian bodied 10hp Ford Prefect sedans, vans and ute's built between 1946 and 1948. Perhaps twenty were available as 'scuttles', without body aft of the windscreen. Once a scuttle was purchased from Ford you could build what ever body you wanted on the back. The original purchaser of this 1948 scuttle was a Brisbane boat builder who built the shooting brake body on it. It is unlikely that any other A53A woodies exist.
Photo & information courtesy of the owner, Brian Shields
The wooden mouse - 1948 Fiat 500 Modelo B Topolino, the 'Belvedere Giardiniera'. 500cc of cuteness. But then, for a change of pace, can you imagine an early 1960's AA/Fuel Altered dragster built from one of these?
Source: Topolino Fiat Planet
1948 Lancia Aprilia with a wooden body by Pietro Frua. Most likely it was the only one built.
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