This 1940 Ford Woody Wagon (Lot #2021) was restored by Doug Delorme, a 30+ year employee in the design department of Ford Motor Company. Delorme acquired the car from the family of Mrs. Kales of Whitehead and Kales and the car was reportedly a gift from Henry Ford to Mrs. Kales as a wedding present.
The Woody Wagon was a complete body-off restoration done to a very high level. Period-correct, it would undoubtedly score very high in an early Ford V8 show. The structural wood is the original wood that came on the car with all-new birch paneling throughout. The Thorne Brown paint was a 1940 Ford color.
This 1940 Ford Woody Wagon (Lot #2021) will cross the auction block in Scottsdale on Tuesday, Jan. 13.
Ron Pratte’s prestigious collection of automobilia will kick off the 44th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction beginning Saturday, Jan. 10 at 9 a.m. and running through Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. Pratte’s vehicles first cross the block at 4 p.m. on Tuesday with lot numbers 2000 through 2109 and will continue with lot numbers 2500 through 2530 on Saturday, Jan. 17.