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Outstanding running and driving 1950 F-1. Clean and rust free, same collector owned for the past two decades, recently serviced and ready for a new caretaker. Original Flathead V8 and 3 speed transmission make this truck a joy to drive. Fresh oil change, carb rebuild, front brake job, and more. Ready to go!
Showroom rivals to the GM Advanced Design trucks, Ford's first all-new post-war vehicle (preceding the all-new 1949 Ford, Mercury, and Lincoln car lines) not only saw the start of future sales success, but also the start of an easily identifiable nameplate that has evolved into the F-series Ford uses today.
Unveiled in January of 1948, Ford's new postwar pickup line started off with the F-1 half-ton. Labels read F-2 for ¾-ton trucks, F-3 for 1 tons and so on. Numbering ran all the way up to F-8 for the biggest rigs. Promotional people didn't call these machines “Bonus Built” for nothing. Ford reportedly spent $1 million to give buyers more truck for their money than ever before. Increasing driver and passenger friendliness was a main goal; the wider, taller “Million Dollar Cab” offered a “living-room” feel, and its improved seat delivered “easy chair comfort.”
From 1948 through 1950, the F-Series trucks were all but cookie cutter identical, available either with a flathead V-8 or flathead inline six under the hood.
Nearly as popular as the Advanced Design, but coming in second-place in overall sales when new, the Ford F-1 had been under most enthusiasts' radar over the last few decades, playing second fiddle to the 1953-56 “Effies” for Ford fans. Not so of late as more and more have been surfacing on the collector market, and owners have dedicated serious time and money to high-quality restorations.
Vehicle is located in Wisconsin, USA. Bidder/Buyer is responsible for pickup and/or shipping charges from this location to wherever they want it shipped to.