Bonus-Built: 1949 Ford F1 Pickup
For over 24 years, Ford’s Pickups have been the best selling vehicle in the US. They have been in production for over 60 years. Ford’s F1s were referred to as Bonus-Built because they were the first of a long series of pickups that were not based on a passenger car chassis. So why is this one important? Well it really isn’t other than the fact that it is in very good condition in a fabulous color. The owners restored it 10 years ago and it now has a bit of patina inside and out.
Mechanically, it is kept in top shape and it is frequently called upon to shuttle from home to the garden center or to a local car show. It has been upgraded to a 12V system for well, making the lights work and general reliability. The truck is powered by the original 215 OHV 6-cylinder motor coupled to a 3-speed column mounted shift. Happily, everything is in working order. The seller is one of our favorites because they care very much about the quality of their inventory and make an effort to provide a proper photographic presentation. Trucks like this are not uncommon and extremely popular. Many have been restored by an amateur with sketchy results. This one just feels like it should be at the top of your shopping list. See it here on eBay.