V.I.S.I.T.: What I Saw Today

While this olelongrooffan did not get a chance to attend the Raleigh Classic Car Auction the UDMan shared with we Hoons last Friday, I was lucky enough to have spotted this over the weekend.  Yeah, it’s another  “pseudo folksy” post for you Hoons to enjoy.

On Sunday, this olelongrooffan monitored a construction continuing education course down in Fort Pierce, Florida, about 150 miles south of The Birthplace Of Speed. It started at 8 am so this olelongrooffan drug his sorry *ss out of bed around 4:30 am and hot footed it down that Eisenhower Highway System and that connects these two towns. However, on the return trip to my Taj Mahal, this olelongrooffan did his normal ritual of keeping my oleragtop off that highway system and instead utilized US 1 and A1A for my return trip.
And am I glad I did.

As I was travelling up US 1 near Vero Beach, this olelongrooffan spotted this beauty parked in the parking lot of a local diner.

Yepe, an early 50’s Ford Woody Tudor Wagon. But it may be a ’49.   It was absolutely stunning in its bright fire engine red paint soaking up that Florida sunshine.

Plus, it is a Country Squire, a name I had previously thought was introduced in the early 60’s. It is wonderful to learn something new every day.

And although this olelongrooffan prefers stock in all things automotive, this slight restomod was done tastefully and looked period correct. Even the hubcap on the rear mounted spare tire was awesome.

Although I didn’t get an image of it, the panel gap at the front doors was, as on every woody this olelongrooffan has seen, not the same from top to bottom.

As I was taking these images, a pair of older couples came out of that diner and were admiring it along with me. One of the ladies commented that her father had one when she was a kid living down in Fort Lauderdale during the late 50’s. She mentioned the wood started rotting out and her dad replaced all of the wood panels himself!  Try that on any late model offering today!

I really like the rear taillight treatment as well as the bulging hood ornament.  That vertical tailfin is actually translucent Lucite and just awesome.

Wait until the post about the 57 Ford Custom Cab with a similar feature that was blue tinted that I saw later on Sunday.  Yeah, I know, just a teaser.  That’s just me. And know this, seeing this cool ole longroof and being able to share it with you really allows me to Celebrate Life.

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  1. Smells_Homeless Avatar

    I believe that's a 51. The 49 and 50 both had single center bullets in the grill.

    1. tonyola Avatar

      Yep, it's definitely a '51. As you say, the twin grille bullets are the giveaway.
      Notice the unusual rods below the taillights. The lights were mounted on hinges, and when the tailgate was swung downwards, the rods kept the lights facing rearward so drivers behind could see the lights even if the car was being driven at night with the tailgate down.

      1. longrooffan Avatar

        Hey Hoons: Know that any correction to my idendification (is that spelled correctly?) of any of the stuff I find is more than welcome. After all, Hooniverse is here to inform.

        1. Smells_Homeless Avatar

          Don't worry, Roofy. We have your back. 🙂 (But I'm not proofreading. I do enough of that at work.)

        2. Mike_the_Dog Avatar

          One of those d's should be a t, but who's counting;) Also, know that I will step up with corrections of identification, if I'm confident.

  2. RSDeuce Avatar

    That is a beautiful car. It makes me want to add wood to my BMW. Maybe next year? 😛