This 1951 Ford F-1 is a unique build. It has a cool classic style inside and out. But as you dig a little deeper, it has the right upgrades for a better cruiser, including an updated motor and cold-blowing A/C. And so this is one for those who love a true old-school driver.
Red is a color that always looks good on classic machines. There's a good gloss in the sunshine, but the overall finish will never make you nervous about taking it out for a drive. And that's the overall theme of a cool cruiser. There's a quality here that comes from the fundamentals, like straight body panels and doors that shut solid. And the brightwork on the bumpers, trim, and distinct grille has the shine that will get you noticed. You'll see all the best classic details, like the step plates on the running boards and real wood in the truck bed. And we like how this still keeps the two-piece wheel trim, but it's now an updated package that lets you fit better cruising tires.
The interior is an intertwined two-tone red and white that continues the feeling of a vintage machine. The side panels, door handles, headliner, and upholstery have a clean and period-correct feel. The wide bench seat, large three-spoke steering wheel, and airy cab are pure old-school fun. But the Dolphin gauge package and cold-blowing air-conditioning remind you this is more than just a time capsule.
Under the hood is a unique kind of upgrade. If someone reaches for a few decades younger motor, it usually means a small block V8, but the update here is a bit more thoughtful. This appears to be a 240 cubic-inch OHV inline-six. That's from the line of legendary robust Ford inline motors. So you have an updated powerhouse utilizing one of the best truck engines. And it also has the right upgrades like the 12-volt system and an alternator. Even with the updated motor, you still feel nostalgic going down the road thanks to the column-shifted three-speed manual transmission.
This is the first-gen Ford F-Series that respects its history while also being a strong cruiser for today. That makes for the kind of unique classic that you know deserves to be in your garage. Call now!