- Body Color
- Dark Green
- Engine Size
- 239 V8
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Manual
1955 Ford F350 Flatbed
1955 Ford F350 Flatbed
The popularity of the Ford F-series pickup is no fluke. Born more than a century ago, it earned its place in the American landscape by delivering rugged value and consistent innovation. In 1953 Ford was into its second generation of the F series making some changes. It melted the F-2 and F-3 trucks into the F-250 line, making the F-4 the 350 line. Today we are on the 14th generation and also introducing alternative electric vehicles, Ford has always been on the cars.
For consignment, a little history with the first owner of this truck using it to run an orchard, where it was used to pick fruit and run the produce to the market. When the orchard owner passed, it went to their son who carried in the tradition. Eventually he sold it to the second owner who rarely used the truck, and eventually into the hands of our consignor who used the truck for his lawn care business and now is retiring. A beautiful working example from 1955. Maybe the apple of your eye, or could it be in the correct “trim” to attract your wandering eye!??
A close inspection of this truck and one has to look very hard to find any faults on this ripe for the picking truck. As noted, Meadow Green bathes super curvaceous but non dented and straight steel panels which are very much minding their gaps. We are still in the exterior bulbous fender age connected by running board era, and this truck uses the black painted boards for access to the cab. In front a big cream grille has a single round headlight on either side and the iconic V8 in the center. A black curved bumper frames the bottom. On the tops of the front quarters are the orange turn signals in black bezels in stalks. A long stalked mirror, (1953-1956 style), hangs off of either side of the doors and is painted black, which are rare and hard to find. Our consignor notes rare self cancelling turn signals are in, as is a “See Clear” windshield washing system. Also cab topper lighting was put on for that big rig feel. From 2022, a Ford script flat steel boarded bed is also in Meadow Green and rests on a solid original rust free frame. This hovers above dual rear 16-inch wheels painted in shiny black and like new radial rubber from 2016.
A swing of this utilitarian meadow green steel covered doors leads us to the interior where an original bench is in, but has new red vinyl bolsters replacing the originals but retain their original saddle brown uppers and seats. Black piping serves well as the delineation between the two colors. Upfront a full metal jacket dash in Meadow Green, housing the like new gauge cluster emulating the 1955 car dash. The dash is fronted by the original big bakelite black steering wheel with a central Ford 5 star hub to die for. A heater hangs below the dash on the passenger's side and hovers above shiny like new rubber ribbed flooring. The original headliner has been removed and a new sound deadening gray headliner is now installed. Nifty round brake and clutch pedals are in and add to the original charm.
Under the under the hood patina paint is the original Y block 239ci V8. It is topped by a single 2-barrel carburetor, and has a 4-speed manual transmission on the back. The rear axle is a 5.83 version from Ford. The overall look to this engine and bay is a special preserved patina and some surface rust, presentation, but certainly not the in dis-repair kind. Noted, a starter rebuild was performed in 2021.
Our photos show a bit of surface rust on some of the usual suspects, but all unremarkable. The frame is solid and rust free, and due to the bed being new steel and wood is wonderfully shiny. A Cherrybomb style single exhaust is on for the nice sound, and suspension is leaf springs all over. Drum braking is on all 4 corners too. All clean and green here.
This big 50's truck started right up and ran like a champ. A very nice example with all working functions, a comfy interior, and easy operator. Smooth braking and acceleration and will easily go from point A to point B.
I've touted these classic trucks for business owners to use not only as a worker bee, but some nifty promo as well and this is a perfect example. Literally a working truck all its life a mere 3 owners, now restored and mechanically sound ready to take on its next job and look great doing it. C'mon in and shake this tree, and be prepared to be “mowed” over by this one.
V-239ci V8 OHV
B-Buffalo, NY Assy Plant
17384-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. 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.
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