One of the most prominent postwar trucks in Ford F-Series, also known as "Bonus Built" lineup was the 1951 pickup. Although not having the most handsome appearance by today's standards, being the first version of the Ford F-Series, it also represented the first generation of "true" trucks that were not based on a prior car platform. First-generation models come in eight variations starting with the lightest capacity, the F-1, and the F-8 being the version with the maximum capacity. The lineup included trucks ranging from half-ton pickups to three-ton commercial haulers, making it the most varied in Ford truck history. Today, classic truck collectors find little to no examples of this generation of trucks, at least in acceptable condition. In the realm of today’s truck collectors, it’s not easy to stop one of these as well, a 1951 Ford F3 Pickup. Located in Michigan, it bundles a joyful attitude and awaits its next buyer.
This 1951 Ford F3 Pickup is a well-preserved specimen, which displays a buoyant attitude rather than looking like a farm truck. Meaning it will easily catch eyes in a classic auto event. From the original appearance of the Bonus Built trucks, they bulked up the front end of the fat fender rig in 1951, gaining the title "Shark nose". Our subject F3 boast a two-tone exterior. While the body gleams in yellow, its fenders and lower nose are contrasted in black paint. It archly wears red wheels that matches up with the rather unusual Coke decal on either side of the truck. Inside, you can sit on the bench seat with one more passenger. A large steering wheel will accompany you, along with two gauges fitted to the dash and a floor mounted manual gear lever.
Ford's 239-cubic-inch Flathead V8 can be found under the hood of this 1951 Ford F3 Pickup. According to Ford, it is rated at 95 horsepower at 3,300 rpm out of the box. It distributes power via a four-speed transmission with a floor shift that comes standard in the F3 Pickup.
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