I have not talked much about Woodies on this site other than show a few from friends of mine who own them. When I retired I purchased a real nice rust free 46 Woody from a friend in Napa. Jane and I love to go to the Woody meets and decided we should have one. That dream lasted until my back surgery and I sold it along with all the rest of my cars to my good friends Bob and Bill. I have done some dumb things in the past, but selling the cars was at the top of the list.
Woodies values reached and all time high a few years ago and have decreased in value due to the demand and economy. The cars still command a fairly hefty sum of money to acquire. I received a photo of a 1940 Ford from a viewer and he is thinking about purchasing one to keep. The price is currently $120k which seems high considering the car, but forties are one of the most sought after woodies. Woodies USA always has a good supply of Woodies in stock so I look at their site to determine current “asking price”.
Whatever you do if you want a Woody, wait for the deal as there will be some really good deals next year. If you buy it right, a Woody is better than any stock you could purchase. You can have fun with the car, meet a lot of nice people and not have to worry about the value dropping completely out of site. You can’t drive a share of stock.
Lets look at some Woodies.
Nice 1940 Woody hot rod with a good body and chassis. Current price is $120K. I say $90K max in this market.[singlepic=462]
My old 46 restored a couple of years ago. Price of restoration was about $60K. The car cost $50 to purchase.[singlepic=616]
A friends very nice, Best of Show at Wavecrest, 1947 Woody. All stock and fully restored. He purchased car for $25K a few years ago in Pleasanton. This is the one to own for an investment.[singlepic=1035]
Prolific Woody builder from Nor Cal owns this beautiful 40 Woody Hot Rod. Rumor is that he is asking $200K+.[singlepic=1780]
1938 Woody at BM show. For sale for $85K. Just an O.K. car.[singlepic=1781]
Nice 50 Woody at CCC this spring. LS6 power and very detailed.
40 pickup from the past. Downtown LA. Thanks, John.