Ultra Americana | Ford & Mercury Woodies | A Continuous Lean.

Ultra Americana | Ford & Mercury Woodies

Aug 9th, 2009 | Categories: Americana, Automobiles | by Michael Williams

Some people just know how to collect things, Nick Alexander is one of those people. Not content with owning just one classic car, Mr. Alexander (you may recognize the name if you live in Southern California from the Alexander BMW / Mini stores) set out to amass a collection of wood trimmed Ford and Mercury “woodies” that represented every aspect of the style, restoring many with painstakingly detail. After assembling one of (if not) the finest collection of woodies in the world, Mr. Alexander has decided to pass along the beautiful automobiles (for what I’m sure will be a healthy sum of money) this coming August 12th & 13th at the Sports & Classics of Monterey auction which coincides with the renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.


1940 Ford Standard Station Wagon Marmon-Herrington front exterior

The remarkable collection must be a sight to see in its entirety in person. If you are in Northern California and have forty bucks, that is exactly what you can do. The New York Times had a little teaser on the Nick Alexander collection at Pebble Beach in this weekend’s paper. More photos of the collection below.

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Photos via RM Auctions and Automotive Traveler
Comments: 6

6 Comments to “Ultra Americana | Ford & Mercury Woodies”

  1. adam
    on Aug 9th, 2009
    @ 7:40 AM

    Ashley Shaffer BMW?

  2. Turling
    on Aug 10th, 2009
    @ 10:10 AM


  3. Chris Brown
    on Aug 10th, 2009
    @ 11:38 AM


  4. jack
    on Aug 10th, 2009
    @ 12:22 PM

    Some beautiful cars, there – but $40 just to look at them seems a bit irrational if you’re not planning on doing any bidding.

  5. Jon Gaffney
    on Aug 10th, 2009
    @ 1:41 PM

    My friends Dad had one of these growing up (amongst other 40′s and 50′s beauties.) It was a wagon, and I drooled over it constantly. I think my love affair with that car started after worshiping my parents vinyl Beach Boys collection, and their sleeves.

  6. Matt
    on Nov 27th, 2009
    @ 7:58 PM

    I’d give both nuts for this car.