The hood ornament, if true, is diagnostic
Shoot!!! 1946...typo...even more rare. A gorgeous specimen, not to mention color.
1935 Ford Model 48 woodie:
Note the provision in the grille to hand crank the no longer offered 4-cylinder Model A engine. This is a V8 with electric start. No way to get the hand crank to the flywheel, but got to accommodate older technology, just in case.
Two windshield wipers was an option. The wooden panels were manufactured from Ford owned lumber.
Betty McConnell sent this photo of her grandparents (grandfather standing), in a Pierce Arrow, at the Wawona Tree, Yosemite National Park.
"Pierce-Arrow also persisted with right-hand drive until 1921 because it was safer to get out on the curb or ditch side, and for chauffeurs, it was easier for them to open the rear door for passengers."
Jay Leno Garage
Click on the image for enlargement. Thank you Betty.