Wood paneling is likely the easiest way to spot a vintage vehicle, since no manufacturer has even imitated the look since the Chrysler PT Cruiser in the early 2000s. That is not to say that the mix of sheet metal and wood grain will ever get old—because it won’t. The look is timeless.
There are plenty of true composite-construction models where the wood was structural, but on most woody cars it’s purely ornamental. Case in point would be the Morris Minor or Jeep Wagoneer—both of which look absolutely dashing with an accent of natural texture. Even when it’s just stick on vinyl.
Wood body panels trace their history as far back as the automobile and almost every manufacturer has utilized the style, with varying degrees of success. Therefore we want to hear from you—which car is the best looking woody?