1949 Ford F-1 Pickup

  • Flathead V8 engine with modern upgrades
  • Floor-shift manual transmission
  • Mild custom with bucket seats
  • Dash and gauges period-correct
  • Ford step plates
  • Chromed bumpers
  • Beautiful finish
  • Radio

The brilliant blue paint immediately draws your attention to this restored and mildly customized 1949 Ford pickup. The interior features complementary blue cloth bucket seats in an otherwise seemingly period-correct cabin in mainly a gray tone with the period dashboard and instruments onboard. The truck has a flathead V8 that looks to have been mechanically upgraded for better reliability, with a modern intake manifold and carburetor, plus the ease and peace of mind of a modern oil-filtering system.

The Ford F-1 displays many attractive features that include a finished wood bed floor with bright securing strips, color-keyed steel wheels with trim rings, wide whitewall tires, dual exterior mirrors, radio, chromed bumpers, running-board step plates branded “Ford” and cabin side-window drip guards. Beautiful styling and the detailing with bright trim on the hood and grille add to the character of this sharp Ford pickup.

Carl Bomstead

SCM Senior Auction Analyst

Carl has been writing for SCM for 19 years. His first article appeared in the February 1997 issue, and at least one of his articles has appeared in every issue since. When he’s not writing, he serves as a National Director for the Classic Car Club of America and tends to his extensive collection of automobilia. He has been a judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for the past 20 years, and he also judges at Amelia Island and other major concours. An extensive number of collector cars have passed through his garage, and a 1947 Cadillac 62 Series convertible and a 1968 Intermeccanica Italia are current residents.

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