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Lot Number
36
1951 Ford F-1 V-8 Custom Pickup
Scottsdale Auction

Offered Without Reserve

ESTIMATE: $40,000 - $60,000
CHASSIS NO: F1R1SP10231
• Ford ‘Flathead” V-8, rare Ardun heads, triple carbs, Tremec five-speed
• Exciting “farm find,” tastefully customized and built to drive
• Wicked stance with dropped front axle; 9” Ford rear end, front discs
• Leather bench, Sisal mats, rebuilt gauges plus vintage Sun tach
• Cool vintage flavor with battery mounted in Dynamite box

Ford ‘Flathead’ V-8 engine, Ardun OHV hemi heads, triple carburetors, Tremec five-speed manual transmission, solid 4” dropped front axle and Ford 9” rear end with leaf springs and hydraulic shocks, four-wheel hydraulic brakes; wheelbase: 114"


Debuted for 1948 as Ford’s first new light-duty truck line for the brave new postwar world, the first-generation F-Series replaced the old car-based pickups that were introduced for 1941. Advertised as the “Ford Bonus-Built” line, the new F-Series featured a dedicated truck chassis and offered in eight different weight ratings, it was the broadest truck offering in Ford history, with ½-ton pickup, panel truck, cab-over engine (COE), conventional truck, and school bus chassis and body styles available. Revised frontal styling featured a single-bar “toothy” grille – one that would immediately go on to become one of the most popular Ford truck design cues through the following decades.

Among the original F-Series’ advancements were flat, one-piece windshields, headlamps integrated with the grille, a wider cab, and options including a "See-Clear" windshield washer operated by a foot plunger, passenger-side windshield wiper and sun visor, and a passenger-side taillight. Twin horns and additional brightwork were further options. The inaugural F-Series trucks were produced through 1952. Aside from their good looks, a wide variety of Ford Motor Company engines powered this historic line of trucks, ranging from hardworking inline ‘sixes’ to Ford’s ‘Flathead’ V-8 and ‘Y-Block’ OHV V-8s, making them well-suited for virtually any purpose – a trait that keeps them in high demand today. These trucks also provide a perfect canvas for the customizer’s unique artistry.

Customized and built to drive and enjoy, this 1951 Ford F-1 pickup is an original V-8 pickup that was bought from a ranch in Beeville, Texas. It was reportedly used in a Marlboro cigarette ad during the early 1960s. Following purchase, the consignor sent it to The Forge of Loveland, Colorado, where this classic F-1 was transformed into a crowd-pleasing hot rod with a great vintage vibe. Well-known by confirmed enthusiasts, The Forge is a multiple award-winning restoration and customizing firm, with perhaps its most famous work being the restoration of the radical, mid-engine 1948 Norman Timbs Buick Special. Maintaining the cool weather-beaten looks of this F-1, the crew at The Forge swapped in the consignor’s beautifully detailed, Ardun-equipped Ford V-8 engine. Mounting triple Stromberg carbs, this hot powerplant was mated to a modern Tremec five-speed manual transmission operated by an original shift lever on the floor for relaxed cruising in today’s traffic. A four-inch dropped front axle was installed for a wicked stance, and a virtually bulletproof Ford 9-inch rear end transmits the power to a set of Ford steel wheels with increased offset mounting businesslike stock-type hubcaps. Interior accommodations are upgraded with Jaguar leather upholstery and a vintage Sun tachometer monitors engine revs. All new glass provides clear vision. Furthering the rugged, hardworking look of this custom F-1, the battery was relocated by the guys at The Forge to a 50-pound TNT Dynamite case, mounted in the cargo bed just behind the cab on the passenger side. Other features include a factory AM radio and a Ford-scripted spotlight mounted on the driver’s side. Completed during 2016 and featuring an awesome patina with old business livery that is faded but still present on both doors, the F-1’s body remains solid, thanks to the favorably dry conditions where it formerly rested for so many years in Texas. If you are looking for a cool hot rod, parts chaser, or tow rig, this ’51 Ford F-1 Custom pickup by The Forge is an awesome find, offering that irreplaceable vintage vibe with modern power and drivability, not to mention its rare and valuable Ardun heads and period speed equipment.

1951 Ford F-1 V-8 Custom Pickup
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