1951 Ford F1 Deluxe Pickup

1951 Ford F1 Deluxe PickupBy 1951 Ford was ready to change the appearance and the functionality of their beloved F1 pickup truck. They spent $1 million on retooling and re-designing the F1’s features. So people would often refer to it as the “Million Dollar” truck.

This particular 1951 Ford F1 Deluxe Pickup had the distinction of being born with the Deluxe 5 Star package, according to Classic Autosmith, the classic car dealer in Marietta, Georgia now offering this beautiful classic pickup for sale. The Deluxe 5 Star package includes dual windshield wipers, ashtray, driver / passenger sun visors, door arm rest, full headliner, door panels, interior dome light, adjustable seat, special hood molding with the chrome bars on the hood and dual black outside mirrors. It even came with a popular item called the push-button radio … in a pickup truck!

This all steel beauty underwent a comprehensive body and bed, frame off restoration. It is finished in beautiful Vermilion Red with a correct Brown Lebaron Bonney interior.

Due to the Korean War, trucks of this period were produced with painted grille and bumpers. During the restoration the grille and the front and rear bumpers were done to original. The painted grille and bumpers add to the overall spectacular look and originality of this outstanding Southern classic, they tell us. They also say that every component was restored or replaced, often with NOS parts.

These F1’s came with the Ford 239 EAB flathead motor. They were retuned to produce 110 hp. The 239 V-8 engine, 2V carburetor, clutch, transmission and finial were all rebuilt to original specifications as reported in the ad copy. The redo included: the complete braking system, the dual exhaust system and all new wiring added throughout. The restoration work on this special edition truck was very comprehensive. Just look at the photos.

Collectors as a whole hold a warm place in their hearts for classic pickup trucks like this Ford F1. In today’s collector car market these classic pickup trucks are a real bargain. Look at all the photos presented in the ad on this one. You might decide that this special 5 Star edition F1 is very undervalued and could be a great investment in years to come.

This car has been SOLD.

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