1948 Ford Super Deluxe Station Wagon
Before the SUV craze, there was the station wagon, and as far back as 1937, Fordís station wagons were being converted to AWD by Marmon-Herrington. There, at their workshop, the 239 cu. in. flathead V-8 was retained while mated to a Ford truck four-speed manual transmission and a modified rear axle/differential. They also reinforced the chassis, and installed the full-time all-wheel-drive hardware. The cars shipped back to Ford dealers, but at twice the cost of the standard Ford wagon, so sales were limited. This rare and highly desirable Marmon-Herrington AWD conversion has benefitted from a complete and comprehensive restoration, has only 600 miles on the odometer since the work was done, and is in absolutely impeccable condition.