F1 3 Speed Automatic

1951 Ford Other Pickups Pickup

Technical specifications of Ford Other Pickups 1951

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Other Pickups
SubModel: Pickup
Type: --
Trim: Pickup
Year: 1951
Mileage: 1133
VIN: F1R1MP24854
Color: Black
Engine size: 239ci Flathead V8
Power options: --
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: --
Interior color: Red
Options: --
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Wonderfully solid southern truck with all the looks of an original, but hiding a few performance improvements under the hood! Fully restored by Mark Burdette with Offenhauser aluminum heads & intake, Red's headers, dual exhaust, Holley carburetion, full 12-volt conversion, and HEI ignition! Now mated to a Ford C4 automatic transmission for ease of driving in all environments! A great buy! Ford F-Series trucks came about in 1948, rebranding themselves with new chassis' specific to the pickup truck lineup. The F1 would represent the ½-Ton chassis, F2 for ¾-Ton, and F3 and up for heavy duty applications. Both six and eight cylinder engine options remained available, each with faithful Flathead technology. This F-Series redesign also included updates to the truck bodies, with a one-piece windshield and headlights integrated just outside of the horizontal grill work. By 1951, some further changes included a larger rear window for better visibility, headlights now positioned further out and into the fenders, and a modernized grill with a more aerodynamic appearance. These later trucks also gained a wood bed with improved tailgate. Produced only until 1952 before the becoming the F100 we know today, the compact F1 continues to be highly regarded for truck collectors today! Offered here is a 1951 Ford F1 pickup finished beautiful in Gloss Black over Red Vinyl bench seat interior. Restored in body-off-chassis fashion by early Ford Flathead guru, Mark Burdette, to be used in his personal collection! Estimates claiming over $65,000 to bring it to completion sometime in the early-2000's. Mark was mostly known for his keen interest in Ford Flatheads, both rebuilding them for fun, but also teaching others the craft during his later years. He maintained a wonderful collection of restored Ford cars and trucks that used and enjoyed. This particular truck only became available after his passing in March 2014. Under the hood lies the original December 15th, 1950 date-coded 239ci Flathead V8 block, but now fitted with Offenhauser finned aluminum 24-stud heads and aluminum intake! Further improvements include Holley carburetor, Mallory Magnetic breakerless electronic ignition system, Taylor 8mm spark plug wires, factory style oil filtration system, Red's Performance headers, dual resonated exhaust system, Walker radiator with billet overflow tank, 4-blade cooling fan, and conversion to 12-volt negative ground alternator charging system! Unique to this truck is the conversion to a later generation Ford C4 automatic 3-speed transmission with pushbutton floor-shifter by Lokar and upgraded Ford 9" rear axle fitted with 3.00:1 gearing! Equipment includes factory AM radio, updated electric wipers, door arm rests, dual sun visors, stainless steel window vents, added turn signals, rubber floor mat, "V8" fuel cap, beautiful oak wood bed with polished stainless steel slats and hardware, Firestone Deluxe Champion 6.00-16 wide whitewall tires, hubcaps & trim rings, chrome bumpers, chrome tailgate hinges, blue dot taillights, dual outside mirrors, argent grill and chrome headlights bezels! Upon arrival to the St. Louis Car Museum, we rebuilt the front brakes with new master cylinder, wheel cylinders, new shoes, and turned drums. The engine oil has been changed with fresh oil filter, along with new spark plugs, ignition coil, and fully rebuilt carburetor with fresh seals, gaskets, inline filters & hoses. It is a terrific driver that performs wonderfully on the open road! Starring out over the hood at the custom swan ornament out in the wind, using the knicker-knob on the steering wheel to help maneuver your turns with greater ease offer a delightful feeling of the 1950's all over again! Especially with a carefree element of an automatic transmission! It should make for a terrific investment to anyone looking for a solid truck, with just enough improvements to be suited for today's busy streets. Act quickly! This one is priced to sell!

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