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Old Feb-11-2007, 10:53 AM
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Nick Alexander Restoration Woodies
Nick Alexander is a well known automobile dealer in Los Angeles. He also owns a woodie restoration business and is a major woodie collector. Once a year, Nick holds an open house, offers space for swapping parts and auto display, and provides a wonderful BBQ lunch.

There is an article about Nick at fineliving.com giving a bit of background. Nick's ultimate goal is to restore one woodie for each year that Ford and Mercury manufactured them, and he's well on his way. I counted the restored woodies he had on display: 65.

Here are a few shots of *some* of Nick's collection as of February 3, 2007. The rest of this series are in this gallery.

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Wow! Boyd Coddington did a Woodie on a recent show. Nothin' on these
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Nick Alexander is a well known automobile dealer in Los Angeles. He also owns a woodie restoration business and is a major woodie collector. Once a year, Nick holds an open house, offers space for swapping parts and auto display, and provides a wonderful BBQ lunch.
There is an article about Nick at fineliving.com giving a bit of background. Nick's ultimate goal is to restore one woodie for each year that Ford and Mercury manufactured them, and he's well on his way. I counted the restored woodies he had on display: 65.
Here are a few shots of *some* of Nick's collection as of February 3, 2007. The rest of this series are in this gallery.
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Confession time....... when I was a kid there was a US TV program called "The Flying Nun" they had one of those Wood Vehicles, and I have never forgotten what that car looked liked 'cause I had never seen a car made of wood before.

Those are in beautiful condition, what would one of those be worth today?
Great series of car shots .... nice work ........ Skippy
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Confession time....... when I was a kid there was a US TV program called "The Flying Nun" they had one of those Wood Vehicles, and I have never forgotten what that car looked liked 'cause I had never seen a car made of wood before.

Those are in beautiful condition, what would one of those be worth today?
Great series of car shots .... nice work ........ Skippy
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I'm searching for a photo of the Flying Nun woodie. If anyone finds one, please post here...

A going rate I see a lot these days for an excellent condition woodie is $175,000 USD.

Woodies as they are known today were the original station wagons (and station wagons came about to move people back and forth from the train station to the hotels, etc.)

Even Ansel Adams owned a woodie:
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