Winter has arrived in the Midwest, which is where the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals were held last weekend, and temperatures in the Chicago-area are on the decline. But if there was one vehicle parked in the convention center that could warm us up and get us thinking about summer cruising again, it’s this 1935 Ford Woody Wagon Custom. The show-stopping vehicle had all the right elements to get us dreaming about the sun, surf and sweet times of carving up some coastal back roads. The Ford hauler is owned by Eric Goodman and packs both steel and wood from the original vehicle. To match the lumber theme, handcrafted wood exterior mirrors were made and mounted. A massive 454ci V8 has been shoehorned between the front fenders while a Turbo 350 transmission shifts the gears. To give it several inches of vertical travel, a full AirRide air suspension has been installed. If you open a cabin door you’ll find faux ostrich upholstery is tailored on the door panels, steering wheel and center console.
Want to know more? You’re in luck. We chatted a good deal with Eric about his too-cool wagon and obtained a full build history. Stay tuned for a whole lot more details.
Check out the photo gallery below for more images of this custom Ford hauler.