This 1950 Ford F-1 is an awesome kind of custom pickup that takes its freight train commanding appearance, and puts some serious muscle behind it with a V8 upgrade, five-speed, four-wheel discs, and slick paint.
The Ford F-1 is arguably the best-looking post-war truck. While they all have a basic industrial attractiveness, this example is a cut-above because of its sleekness. It starts with a modern metallic blue that signals this a custom machine. Even with modern flair, a proper classic American needs terrific brightwork. So you get a mirror-like bumper and grille leading the way. It makes for a nice setup continued on everything from the classic slats in the hood, to the stylishly modern 18-inch Ridler wheels. Even the upgrade to the diamond plate bed floor adds to the brightwork while also adding utility. And as you look over it all, you'll love the quality details – it's in everything from the way the door close with authority to how the turn signals are nestled into the top rail of the truck bed.
Inside is a nice blend of comfort and serious performance. The exterior blue returns and now it's mixed with some dark upgrades. Fresh carpeting, a taut headliner, and an upgrade to bucket seats all finished in black give this truck a muscle car-like feeling. That attitude is continued with the sports steering wheel, billet pedals, auxiliary gauges, large tach, and stick shift boldly sitting straight up in-between the seats. So this one absolutely gives you a performance tingle on its first impression. But more than just powerful, they also built in the right comfort upgrades with features like the AM/FM/CD stereo and provisions for R134a air conditioning.
This Ford's engine bay is stuffed with the best in blue oval power. The 302 cubic-inch V8 has become a legend in cars like the Mustang, and this one has pony car level flair with the slick blue engine bay, shining air topper, and Ford Racing valve covers. Plus, this V8 has the right performance upgrades, including a Holley four-barrel carburetor, aluminum radiator w/electric fan, and headers that feed a growling H-pipe dual exhaust. The consignor states the full package is rated at 400+ horsepower, and you get to control it all thanks to the upgrade to a Tremec T5 five-speed manual transmission. This feeds a 4.11 rear end out of a Mustang, and so this truck really knows how to give you quick take-offs. Plus, control is well in-hand with power rack & pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes.
A slick look with the serious performance to back it up. This is a well-presented custom classic that you don't want to let slip away, so call today!