Other Woodies

More of my obsession with Woodies.

Here are some different Woodies (past and present) that I've found on the net.  These are a few examples of the different Chrysler woodies that I love.

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1948 Chrysler Town & Country convertible

This is a great example of a well kept and restored classic.  The wood bodied Town & Country models began as various station wagon and sedan based vehicles.  Many of the original models were wooden bodied cars, with real ash framing and solid mahogany panels creating the actual sides of the cars.  Later models, like this one, were all steel bodies with the additional framing and panels added to the bodies.  Modern and current models now use vinyl appliques and tape covered side trims for the framing.

The 'other' style of Woodies

During the end of the 40s, Chrysler was making the woodies on the upper level New Yorker platform.  Again, most of these were based upon sedans and convertibles.  Chrysler also marketed a line of station wagons, and all were called 'Town & Country', whether they had wood siding or not.  These Town & Country wagons included models in the lower level Royal series of vehicles.  Stylistically, these newer 1950 models were a bit simpler in trim, but seemed a bit more all together.  This is a great example of the early 50s love affair with the woodie.

Here is the most current version of the famous Chrysler woodie.  After Chrysler came out with the PT Cruiser in 2001, an instant aftermarket popped up, with all sorts of great trim and accessories to customize the PT.  Some of these companies created wood kits to recall the famous woodies of old.  Chrysler decided to get in on the action, and created a factory packaged Woodie look.  While not as one off as some of the PT Woodies on the street, the factory job is pretty good, following the lines of the body to near perfection.

The newest 'woodie'

1948 Chrysler Town & Country convertible

1950 Chrysler Royal Town & Country

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Edition Woody