Wednesday, February 3, 2010

'C' is for Country Squire

Country Squire "Woodie" at Peninsula Center - January 2010

A beautiful vintage (1950, I think) Ford "Woodie" Station Wagon, with real WOOD. A quick look on the Net, revealed that a "Woodie" in this mint condition is worth over $130,000. Now my look is as surprised as that of the dirver.
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23 comments:

Kim said...

Wow, what a beaut! Wonderful that you caught this, Tash. Those stickers in the window take me back to those cross country road trips where families would get a sticker for monuments and special attractions they'd visited along the way.
-Kim

Bibi said...

Oh, yeah, a woodie! Oh, those surfin' days... This driver perhaps was 'hanging ten' back in the sixties.

B SQUARED said...

I can hear The Beach Boys now...

brattcat said...

Looks like this one's got a back seat and a rear window.

Lois said...

It's gorgeous! I too am hearing the Beach Boys!

Almost Precious said...

Oh wow, you can tell there was a lot of love put into that baby ! Haven't seen a Woodie in ages and ages, but this one is a real beaut.
Thanks for a great photo and a trip down memory lane.

James said...

That is so cool! I haven't seen one of those in a long time.

Mara said...

What a beautiful car! Although I have to say it would have been even better if it were bright pink (every car would look better if it were bright pink).

Rinkly Rimes said...

I used to love those old 'timber-looking' vehicles.

Brenda's Arizona said...

I just had to look at his window stickers, hoping for a surfing sticker or Ocean Beach or board wax...

The car - and driver - are a total kick. Thank you!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a classic.

Raksha said...

Omigod, Tash...a genuine vintage surfer wagon! I'm old enough to remember when those were not an uncommon sight at the beach. But what really makes me feel OLD isn't the Woodie. It's that $130,000 price tag!

istanbuldailyphoto said...

Great images. Congratulations.

Birdman said...

This is a beauty! Love the colors.

Eleonora said...

Stunner! I can feel the sand on the leather seat, see the marks left from the boards piled in the back and the smell of the wood. Oh and a Doors tune playing faintly from the radio...

Lovely all-around evocative post.
Ciao!

Babzy said...

wow , this is a beautiful car !

Paula said...

Remember this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS7SUFz36lg&feature=related

What a fabulous find, Tash. I'll bet he travels with protection.

raf said...

Ah, what a beaut, alright! Think you have the vintage right, Tash. Had a '5o convertible back in the day.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow it's vintage and wonderful! :)
Great idea and it's also the theme of February!
Léia :)

Jay said...

We had 'woodies' over here - in fact we owned one once, a Morris Traveller. But nothing like so grand as yours! Very lovely car.

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

Tumblewords: said...

Wow. Whodathunk?? Great shot and I think my look might be one of surprise, too!

Roger Owen Green said...

I always LOVED woodies. I think we had one when I was young. Classy.

-Ramblin' with Roger

Pasadena Adjacent said...

not a big fan of cars but these are special