Ultra Americana | Ford & Mercury Woodies

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 on “Ultra Americana | Ford & Mercury Woodies

    adamon August 9, 2009 @ 7:40 AM:

    Ashley Shaffer BMW?

    Turlingon August 10, 2009 @ 10:10 AM:


    Chris Brownon August 10, 2009 @ 11:38 AM:


    jackon August 10, 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.

    Jon Gaffneyon August 10, 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.

    Matton November 27, 2009 @ 7:58 PM:

    I’d give both nuts for this car.

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