BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE PICKUP! 239 FLATHEAD V8, 3 SPD, A/C! GREAT COLORS, RIDES NICE!
When you go old school, you need to do it right, and it's more than just starting with the right vehicle. This 1949 Ford F-1 pickup absolutely nails the original look with a perfect stance, awesome flathead power, and a great color scheme that seems to encapsulate all that is right with vintage American motoring.
Ford's F-1 pickups have almost always been perennial best-sellers, even before they were ever known as the F150. One glance at this great-looking little pickup is all the reason you need for its success and the early post-war examples are the epitome of "old truck" fun. But this isn't some beat up old farm hand; no, it's had a lot of work done to bolster its curb appeal, including slick red paint, black running boards, stakes on the bed, plus the inside of the bed that looks extremely clean, all adding up to a quality little truck that has a great deal of charm. The Vermillion Red paint, arguably the most desirable shade from this era, looks particularly good on this big fenders, and even though the finish isn't perfect, the truck has a great look that makes you want to hop in and take it for a drive every time you pass it by. Factory trim, including the wonderful hood vents and nostrils, means it has an authentic old timey look and the wood stake sides on the bed and black 'Ford' script on the tailgate gives it an ideal 1950s flair. The beautifully finished light-colored wood bed, which appears to be honey oak and is held together by red slats, is a nice complement to the red finish, giving this Ford another way to stand out in a crowd.
Simple is good inside, where you'll find a freshened cab with a neatly upholstered black vinyl bench seat that's a nice contrast to the red paint inside and out. Aside from some aftermarket turn signals and an aftermarket A/C system that blows cold R134a air and hot heat, it's quite authentic, and the vinyl mat on the floor below cleaning this cab up is an easy task. The original gauges offer a pretty good summary of what the flathead V8 is doing up front and the dials themselves are likely restored originals, which is always welcome in a truck like this. The tan plastic in the center stack is remarkably well preserved (it may be reproduction) and that's where the optional AM radio might have lived, had this truck been so equipped. A comfortable steering wheel, supportive seat, and air conditioning are the amenities, but beyond that it's no-frills fun all the way with a Flathead at the helm.
You simply can't go wrong with a venerable Ford flathead V8. This is likely the most common 239 cubic inch version, which offers great performance and one of the best exhaust notes ever created. It's really nicely done under the hood, with bright Ford Red paint on the engine itself, a correct carburetor, a new oil bath breather, and a new alternator making the electricity. It starts up strong and runs great, and with all the recent maintenance and great care since the restoration, experiencing any "flathead fever" in the future doesn't appear to be in the cards, so long as that good care is continued. Using dual exhaust pipes and 'Cherry-bomb' style mufflers, it has a great V8 sound that's exactly right on a vintage pickup and despite its modest specifications, the truck feels quick and agile around town and doesn't mind cruising at decent speeds. The 3-speed manual transmission shifts easily and doesn't get grumpy and the rear end looks to be strong enough to handle any torque curve that Flathead V8 could ever throw at it. The wheels are steelies that were painted to match and are adorned with chrome beauty rings and 'Ford' center caps, all of which are wrapped in beautiful wide-white bias-ply tires that look appropriate on the old truck.
Flathead Fords have been popular for decades for very good reasons, and this truck delivers a motoring experience that's fun without the hard work. Call today!
- Vinyl Interior
- Air Conditioning
- Short Bed
- Exterior Color
- Vermillion Red
- Interior Color
- Front Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Rear Suspension
- Shocks with Leaf Springs
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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