|Cars - Ford|
|Odometer reading||73,810 miles|
Historics at Brooklands / Brooklands Motor Museum 30th August 2014 Cars - 30/08/2014 / 1949 Ford F1 Pick-Up Truck / Lot 297
The year was 1948, World War II was over and people were beginning to get back into their normal routines when Ford introduced its first truly new pickup since the war began. Advertised as a Bonus Built truck, it was named F-1, the first Ford truck to wear the F designation. Two L-head engines were available for the new light duty trucks. The 7H version of Ford's 226 cubic inch, six cylinder engine, which was used in the 1947 passenger cars, was rated at 95 horsepower at 3300rpm. For an additional charge, buyers could opt for the 239 cubic inch, V-8 engine that gave 100 horsepower at 3,800rpm. A three-speed gearbox with a floor gear change was standard in the F-1 with heavy duty three and four speeds gearboxes available as extra cost options. This 1949 Ford F1 Pick-Up was restored and customised about ten years ago in the USA, imported to the UK in 2013 where it was taken to the American Car Centre in Franham. They then checked all the mechanics, re-raised the suspension and fitted a new Ford Windsor 351 cubic inch, 5,800cc, V8 engine with Holly carburettor and Edelbrock inlet manifold, air cleaner and rocker covers, transferring the power onto the road through a new C4 automatic gearbox. This custom Ford Pick-Up is finished in matt black with a plush maroon valor bench seat, maroon painted cabin, maroon carpets and the pick-up deck finished in wood. The F1 is supplied with a V5C registration document, a copy of the original US title and is ready to use with road tax until January 2015. This is a favorite with the customisers to build into the ultimate street rod.