Can a vintage pickup be a hot rod, too? Just keep looking over all the pictures of this custom-built 1951 Ford F-1, and soon you'll realize the beneath the period-correct paint is a custom A/C interior, five-speed stick shift, and a fresh 302 Boss V8. So it's all the performance you want, plus a real wood truck bed.
The two-tone tan is absolutely incognito. After all, your first impression is likely just a great-looking period-correct pickup. But then you catch sight of this one in the sunshine. The way the light seamlessly flows in-between colors and panels lets you know there was a serious investment in modern clearcoat and a professional hand applying it. And then you start looking at the details. All the brightwork is shining just as bright as the paint. But we're not just talking about the major items like the bumpers and two-piece wheels. Look at the complete trim, door handles, mirrors, step plates, and all the other little things that combine to tell people this is a cut-above restoration. This pickup gives all the right signals of investment. But then the lowered and forward leaning stance also signals to something extra special going on with this classic Ford.
Open the door and the two-tone tan theme continues on this completely custom interior. Gone is the bench, and in its place are two infinitely more comfortable bucket seats. These Recaro units have leg bolstering and leather surfaces that tell you someone was truly thinking about staying comfortable for the long haul. In fact, they are power adjustable, so you'll always find the perfect driving position. In between, there's a center console and cup holders. This color scheme coordinates with the door panels, roof, carpets, and dashboard to create a thoughtful overall presentation. Plus, it has all the right comfort features like an original-looking AM/FM radio that also has an iPod hookup. And there's modern R134a air conditioning keeping you cool. You'll love the grip of the upgraded banjo-style steering wheel with classic Ford V8 logo etched in the horn ring. To maximize comfort and style, this has power steering and it's mounted on a Flaming River tilt column. And as you grab the piston-topped stick shift, you soon understand there's something special under the hood even before you twist the key and hear it rumble.
This truck is meant to show off, and that includes the engine bay. It's impressive that the two-tone seen throughout the pickup is even continued in here, too. That nicely frames the tidy presentation of the V8. Just like the rest of the truck, there has been a solid investment in making this a well-coordinated package with plenty of shine on the pulleys, brackets, alternator, compressor, air topper, and on the valve covers. And yes, the callouts on those valve covers are true – it's a powerful 302 cubic-inch Boss V8. This fresh motor only has 6,000 miles to complete its break-in, and so you have the best in reliable performance. Plus, it has all the right components, such as an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake, and MSD ignition. The full package is rated at 348 horsepower, and the growl of the dual exhaust lets everyone know it, too. Best of all, you have complete control over this Boss and its thunderous soundtrack thanks to the Tremec TKO500 five-speed manual transmission. This kind of performance deserves an upgraded suspension. So you have an Mustang II-style independent front end with tubular A-arms and front disc brakes. But this is much more than a pure performance machine. After all, thoughtful features like the Walker aluminum radiator with electric fan means this classic will run cool even if you're caught in commuters traffic with the A/C running.
You're looking at serious power wrapped around a great vintage package. This is the classic that will leave you wanting for nothing. So if you're ready for the best of everything, call today!