This 1942 Ford pickup is truly a special machine. It was part of the very limited model year that was cut short by WWII, and today it has been turned into an all-American street machine with V8 power, an upgraded suspension, and a custom leather interior.
The Burgundy Red Metallic is a terrific way to show off a red-blooded American. After all, the short 1942 civilian production line made way for the military machine that helped win WWII. So you already have a better story to tell .....
thanks to the rarity. And the distinction goes further than just timelines thanks to the new design that debuted for '42. It gave the trucks better integrated headlights, larger fenders, and a tall grille that seemed to inspire the imposing style of the first F-Series that would come by the end of the decade. Bright chrome makes for a good classic style, and so does all that real wood in the truck bed. But those modern Ridler polished alloys on the lowered suspension also lets everyone know the investments in this one were not just about keeping it vintage. This truck is bright, sleek, and sporty, and so the overall look is impressive. But it never gets so fancy that you'll ever hesitate to cruise this pickup and tell its unique story.
The interior is the right mix of vintage and upgraded. The steel dash, classic readouts, metal door panels, and two-piece windshield are pure classic truck cool. This is made for added comfort with newer carpeting and a plush leather bench seat. This even has provisions for R134a air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow cold again.) It's meant to be a driver's truck with nice upgrades like the sports steering wheel, tilt column, floor shifter, and separate engine temp readout.
While this was born in the era of the flathead V8, there's an even better Ford powerhouse under the hood today. It's a 351 cubic-inch V8 with plenty of stylish polished components. It also has an Edelbrock upgrade package that includes the valve covers, air grabber, and four-barrel carburetor. It even has good supporting pieces like an MSD ignition system and an aluminum radiator with electric fan. The suspension has been upgraded over standard with an independent front end and front disc brakes. Add in power steering, power brakes, and a three-speed automatic transmission, and it makes a fun cruising classic.
This is a standout custom pickup with a story to tell. So don't let something this unique and obtainable slip away, call today!