Here's the truck that defines “Old School.” This 1949 Ford F-1 has a timeless style, legendary flathead V8 power, and the kind of gloss that makes you instantly nostalgic. And because this has been expertly restored, you truly get to drive your memories.
You know you want this truck. It has those original good looks that can instantly transport you to another time. But just like your best memories, this one seems to have a little better presentation then they did back then. After all, the black paint has more depth than they could get in the '40s; The chrome bumpers have a brighter mirror-like shine; and even the real wood in the truck bed never looked this good. Plus, there's enough bright work to remind you that even trucks cared about style. We love all the original pieces like stainless strips running along the sides of the hood, and the sturdy horizontal bar grille that is still echoed in today's F-150. Running boards were also an important feature on pickups, allowing easy access to the bed, and those on this truck carry accessory step plates. It's all finished off with two-piece bright wheel covers that frame the red steelies and iconic whitewall tires.
Originally the cab was built for long-lasting function, and today that has the same tough appeal as a good war story. The durable bench seat and rubber floor mat meant cleanup after a hard day's work was no problem. There's plenty of dashboard space thanks to an uncluttered feel that only has to make room for the heater. This Ford's blue-collar roots are immediately known when you grab three-spoke wheel and feel the groves of all the workers who relied on similar pickups for decades. There is no radio, but it will hardly be missed because this pickup will make you want to whistle a worker's tune on every road trip.
If you're not into making your own music, there is one other sound that never gets old. The 239 cubic-inch Ford flathead V8 gives off an industrial symphony of simplicity. The motor was rebuilt in 2015 during the Ford's restoration, so that this classic pickup idles smoothly and behaves like a true driver. Plus, it was also converted over to a 12-volt system. That not only means better parts availability, but also you'll instantly appreciate the new alternator and headlights any time you feel like getting to the car show before dawn. The newer dual exhaust give this one a classic rhythmic beat that feels like being in charge of a mini locomotive as the tempo increases with the acceleration. The three-speed manual transmission shifts crisply and the brakes have been properly maintained. In the end, the full experience of being behind the wheel feels like rolling history.
Complete with build receipts and restoration photos, this is the '40s Ford pickup that delivers all the best of the era... and just like your best memories, it has deleted the bad parts. So don't miss out on the best vintage truck experience. Call now!