1959 Ford Pickup
1959 Ford Pickup
There are certain things that people identify as being uniquely from the US like apple pie, football, muscle cars, and pickup trucks. These are things that, no matter where you are in the world, people are going to identify them as from the US. They represent the things that make this country a great place to live and make people proud of where they are from. Certain vehicles have amassed a legendary history for themselves and one of those is the pickup truck. These are the vehicles that are meant for working hard and playing even harder. There are a lot of great pickup trucks, but the Ford F Series is in a class all by itself.
For consignment a Ford Pickup right out of 1959! While looking very original it has several upgrades and modernizations to make it a very reliable classic, ready to take on whatever you throw at it, and doing so in 1959 style.
Heavy gauge steel all straight and rust free covers this classic. With its high hood and FORD badge leading the way, just below we see dual headlights which are surrounded by shiny bezels and a horizontal grille which is nice and shiny. Just below the turn signals which float just above a simple pristine bumper. Front quarters are tight and minding their gaps nicely and fall rearward to the straight doors. Just above these is a wraparound front glass trimmed in shiny chrome. A body cab offers up plenty of room for driver and passenger(s), and small visors are now on each side on the tops of the doors. Nicely preserved round mirrors hang form either door and the doors sport clean dimple free chromed handles. On the exterior sills are Custom Cab badging written in your grandmother's handwriting and adding a nice touch. Behind the cab is the step side feature where one can hop on and have easier access to the rear of the bed. A rounded fender sticks out from either side of the bed and frames a white painted steel wheel with an OEM Ford badged dog dish center cap. On the back of this straight steel bed is an airbrushed art “Lost in the 50's/Class of '59” artwork, Ford badged tail lighting and another simple pristine rodded bumper framing the bottom. All this is bathed in Indian Turquoise paint which is just excellent all around. And don't glaze over the bed as it is completely restored and has contrasting to the cool exterior paint, warm stained oak with Indian turquoise mounting strips in-between. Note the driver's window is cracked, and as one enters through both doors, slight invasive rust is seen under the paint, as well as a small crack in the paint at the seams the step side where it meets the bed. A long scratch is noted in the passenger's side fender.
In keeping with the utilitarian look, the all metal paneled doors share the Indian turquoise with some white accenting. A black armrest, and high glistening actuators and cranks are also within this two tone field. Inside the first thing your eyes go to is the jet black carpeting flooding the floors. Just above is an original looking dash also in two tone, but this time adding in some polished aluminum panels and knob bezels, the larger panel housing all the gauges which are vintage and are perfectly preserved. A Turquoise dash top in full metal jacket is above and below a horizontal white panel for the knobs and pulls as well as the ignition key. Fronting this excellent looking dash is a white steering wheel with a thick round horn rim and center inside. Seating is showing as blue bolsters and white tuck and roll vertical oriented inserts. It's very nice how the white band of the dash lines up with the white panels of the doors…nifty! A white headliner is above and looking very clean. Also noted is a digital AM/FM/CD aftermarket radio hanging below the center of the dash.
Under that tall hood resides an original factory looking 292ci V8 all painted and chromed to perfection. On top is a Holley 2-barrel carb with a manual choke, and a 3-speed manual transmission shifted with the help of a hydraulic clutch. A nicely painted red block with black valve coverings and an original looking air cleaner cover is on top of the Holley. All is buttoned up under this hood.
A custom side exit dual exhaust featuring Turbo mufflers winds past solid rust free painted black steel framing, rust free body hangers, and floor pans for the cab. Leaf springs are on all 4 corners for the ride, and drum brakes the same everywhere for the stopping. Noted we can see an oil leak from the rear main seal while inspecting the undercarriage.
Slipping inside this 1 best of show and 18 time best in show truck category truck it starts right up and runs very smoothly. Shifting was easy with the hydraulic clutch and braking bias free. All was working just beautifully, including the power steering conversion.
A multiple award winner, a not oft seen Indian Turquoise color, nice warm stained oak bed, and beautiful interior. Not to mention an original restored and looking good powertrain, custom exhaust, power steering, and some good tunes coming from the aftermarket radio, turn the key and drive off the lot! Then start your own award collection.
C-292ci 2bbl V8 158hp
R-San Jose, CA Assy Plant
47266-Sequential Unit Number
WB 110-110" Wheelbase
COLOR D-Indian Turquoise
DATE 05M-December 5th Build Date
TRANS A-3 Speed Manual
AXLE 1-Ford 9" 3.70 Conventional
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.