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Woodies Throughout the World - After 1959

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1962 Holden phantom woodie

The Aussie owner of this phantom Holden surf wagon states "Woodies are becoming popular down here, but we never had them from the factory so we have to build them from existing model wagons. Mine is a 1962 EK Holden (GM Australia). Rescued from a rotting old garage and driven home, I have used Australian marine ply panels and hardwood framing strips with marine grade varnish."

Courtesy of the owner, Danny Hulther of Victoria, Australia


Tony Howarth driving an Africar Africar prototypes

In the mid 80's, an English nature photographer, Tony Howarth endeavored to produce the Africar, designed for use in Africa. It had epoxy/plywood monocoque chassis/body and utilized Citroën 2CV suspension and drive-train. Despite a successful expedition from the Arctic circle to the Equator, the firm failed before full production could start.

View the Old Woodies feature story on Tony Howarth and the Africar


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In 1999, to celebrate Subaru's 25th Anniversary of selling all-wheel-drive cars in the U.S., Subaru unveiled this concept car based on a Subaru Forester station wagon - with real wood!

Source: Subaru of America, Inc.

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