1950 FORD F-1
H&H Classics | 12-Oct-2016 | Imperial War Museum Duxford | Venue : Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 105
Year : 1950
Engine Size : 3900cc
Colour : Red / Black
Interior : Beige
Registration No. : XBV 790
Chassis No. : F3GV155H76
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


And now for something completely different - a customised classic all-American pickup! It was built by a retired professional drag racer in order to relive his days in the hot rod/drag racing scene of the US West Coast. The original flat-head V8 engine has been fully overhauled and enhanced with such period niceties as beehive oil cooler, chrome studs and translucent red plug leads - the unit apparently 'ticks along with a lovely rumble'. 'XBV 790' retains the correct specification crash gearbox, rides on wide rim polished alloy wheels and benefits from new, correct specification flooring, plus replacement brakes, springs, dampers and exhaust system. All the brightwork has also been replaced as required and the cab is currently described as being 'as-new'. Another nice period touch are the Model A rear lights. Smartly presented in Red over Black and trimmed in Beige, this fine lefthand drive Ford is all ready for a new keeper to enjoy.