Mitchell museum’s woodies, concept sell well at auction

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Mitchell museum started to honor the man who produced woodie and station wagon bodies for Detroit automakers | Larry Edsall photos
Mitchell museum started to honor the man who produced woodie and station wagon bodies for Detroit automakers | Larry Edsall photos
Mitchell museum honored producer of woodie, wagon bodies for Detroit automakers | Larry Edsall photos

The 27 vehicles disbursed in the recent Mitchell Car Museum auction (see our Eye Candy gallery and story) sold for more than $1.8 million, including $228,800 for the 1954 Dodge Granada concept car.

Mitchell-built Dodge Granada concept brings $228,800
Mitchell-built Dodge Granada concept brings $228,800

A 1949 Buick Roadmaster woodie station wagon and a 1948 Pontiac Streamline woodie wagon each brought $165,000, while a 1904 Mitchell B2 runabout sold for $137,500 and a 1911 Mitchell Model T Touring for $110,000.

 

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.