As requested.... The Ford Pilot V8 saloon was built in Dagenham from 1947 to 1951 using redundant pre-war US tooling and an early 21 stud version of the side valve V8 that was widely used in European and Canadian military vehicles and stationary power units. There were also pick ups and vans and these went on to 1954, mostly for the export market. One way of getting a new car in the early postwar years was to buy a chassis and have a station wagon built by a coachbuilder. Ford supplied two variants of the Pilot; in the early years it was essentially a chassis with some of the front panels, later it was the commercial pick up. Early Woodies have wooden front and rear passenger doors and later ones have the pickup steel doors and wooden rears; both had various designs of wooden tailgates. My car was was first registered in 1954 to Major Edmund Archibald Calvert, a distinguished officer in The Royals who was mentioned in dispatches in WWII. He kept the car for just over 2 years whereupon it passed through owners in Sussex, Surrey and Kent ending up with Lawrance Peyto in Essex. The last MoT was a retest in August 1975 when the mileage was 47361 and the next piece of documentation was when the car was exported to Holland in 1977. I bought the car in October 2013 from a dealer in military vehicles outside Rotterdam who had taken it in part exchange. He said that it had been in a woodwork shop, which would fit with the thick layer of sawdust everywhere. It seems from some photos that came with the car that began to be dismantled in the UK and then was further stripped down to bare metal in Holland. It makes no sense whatsoever to restore the Woodie, apart from the fact that there are only 10 or 11 left in the world, of which 7 are in the UK including the one in the Queen's collection at Sandringham. As you might imagine, there are no new panels or repair pieces available, the wood is a complete one off, but the mechanical parts are largely 1937 US Ford with some odd British bits. This very much a background project and I make a bit of progress now and again. Happy to post photos of bits I've made if that interests anyone.