This one might look like it's fresh from the barn, but with only 101 miles on it since completion, this 1952 Ford F-1 is fresh from its build. That kind of difference gives you the patina you desire, but with plenty more comfort and a wallop of upgraded V8 power... and it's all for one heck of a price.
The Ford F-1 is arguably the best-looking post-war truck. While they all have a basic industrial attractiveness, this one goes for the heart of the truck lover. The patina blue is painted on to look like its spent a lifetime as a workhorse. There are even some dings left in the execution for authenticity. But take a closer look, and you'll discover quite a solid body where the sheetmetal is corrosion-free in all the main places, including the cab corners. The patina bumpers, weathered grille, and even the fading signage of your fictions tow company all help sell the image of a barn find (in fact, the real wood in the raised truck bed looks like it was made from the barn this came from!) But then you notice the shining side mirrors, added third brake light, and subtle pinstriping. Plus, there's no mistaking those large Ridler wheels that have been staggered 17/18 inches front/rear to aid in giving the lowered suspension an intimidating stance. Oh yes, this is far more than just a well-weathered machine.
Inside the blue patina returns on the door and dash, but now it's joined by a host of premium features. It starts with the plush leather seat. It's setup to fit three across, but all you have to do is fold down the center, and now you have bucket seat kind of individual comfort. And speaking of comfort, this F-1 is now outfitted with cup holders, a heater, and an AM/FM/CD stereo w/aux input for modern music players. But the best treats are reserved just for the driver. You get a banjo-style steering wheel with a custom Ford V8 logo. Plus, there's a tilt column, and beyond that is a full set of new gauges.
Under the hood this truck continues to be secretly rewarding. This is an upgraded V8 that even looks like a Cobra motor with its long air topper and matching valve covers. In reality, it's a Chevy 350 – so you get the look of having a Ford powerplant but the easy upgradability of a GM small block. This V8 makes solid power with its Quadrajet four-barrel carburetor, and it's easy to drive anywhere with its aluminum radiator and TH350 three-speed automatic transmission. In fact, this truck was built for cruising. That's why it's on a more comfortable S10 chassis that updates this F-1 with features like an independent front suspension, front sway bar, power steering, and front disc brakes.
This is the cool patina you love in a fresh and thoughtful build. So when something this appealing is also so affordable, you know you need to hurry to grab this deal. Call now!