A 1947 mahogany and ash trimmed Chrysler at the Chicago auto show reminded me of my love for vintage cars.

Its combination with woodworking - I could recognize a few finger joints, and saw there were some grain matching problems - made this one really intriguing.

By coincidence the auto show marked the introduction of a line of carage cabinets by Mopar, the Chrysler auto parts division. A wall of metal garage cabinets, priced at $8,000, is shipped to you directly, ready to assemble.

The Chrysler station wagon was originally developed in 1941. The April 2013 issue of Automotive magazine features a 1941 edition, and explains that ordinarily woodwork for wood-sided cars was outsourced, but Chrysler decided instead to establish a woodshop in its own plant in Detroit.

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