This 1949 Ford F-1 an awesome kind of custom pickup that takes its freight train commanding appearance, and puts some serious upgraded V8 power behind it. In other words, here's your new favorite ride.
The Ford F-1 is an iconic post-war design. The tall grille, long alligator hood, and big fenders are what we all love about this classic look. And the nearly 70-year old sheetmetal still looks great thanks to the right care. But as you dig a little deeper, the modern dark green metallic paint has a sophisticated tone and nice luster that the factory could never deliver. And those half-moon wheel covers are bright enough for the ladies to check their makeup. But more than just flair, there is the old-world charm of a real wood truck bed that can still get to work. Plus, you have a modern tow hitch and towing mirrors. And that's the underlying theme to this pickup – subtle improvements but never loses that true workman spirit.
The silver paint on the bumpers and pinstriping are a great preview of the color on the upgraded bench seat. Plus, with the exterior green returning on the dash, doors, and roof, this creates a great uniform package inside and out. And more than just look nice, you have some comfortable upgrades like a tilt wheel and AM/FM/CD stereo. Plus, the B&M shifter, Grant sports steering wheel, and full Shark instrument package are all great hints to the performance upgrades in the engine bay.
Under the hood, the bright air topper and matching valve covers instantly grab your attention. But you also notice it looks like there couldn't be any more power stuffed under there. That's because this is a 383 cubic-inch stroker V8 that has been further upgraded with go-fast goodies like an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock Performer intake, MSD ignition, and a rumbling dual exhaust. In fact, we have receipts that document around $15k spent on the engine bay and drivetrain when this Ford was restored in 2005. The investment in this truck also included upgrading the front suspension to a Fat Man Mustang II-style unit and a Ford 9-inch rear. And while this has all the right upgrades for power and poise, it's also a terrific cruiser. That's thanks to features like the TH350 three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and front disc brakes.
Unique, well-coordinated, and quite powerful – this is the classic Ford that has it all. And it can all be yours if you're quick enough to grab this deal. Call today!!!