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For Sale: 1951 Ford F5
in Cleveland, Ohio

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Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
26210 Emery Rd
Cleveland, OH 44128-2251
NEW PRICE! 37,724 original miles. New aluminum bed with storage boxes. Nice-running flathead V8. Excellent heavy hauler for shows and promotions.

Ford’s trucks were heavily revised in 1951, creating what is now the most highly-sought front end of the period, with a bold single-element grille with integrated headlights. This F5 shows what we believe to be 34,724 original miles, since these trucks were always used for local deliveries, not long-distance hauling. It is entirely rust-free, with a solid cab, fenders, doors, and hood, as well as that sparkling new aluminum bed, which was installed at a reported cost of over $5000. The paint is a modern interpretation of the classic Meadow Green with a bit of metallic in it, but it looks right on the big rig’s classic shape. Fit and finish is appropriate to an original heavy-duty truck, with doors that open and close easily, a hood that latches tight, and a very attention-grabbing overall look that makes people smile. Notable details include the cab running lights, heavy-duty tow hooks up front, and that proud V8 emblem on the nose. The aluminum stake bed is in like-new condition, with a pair of weather-tight storage boxes and heavy-duty mud flaps—there simply isn’t anything this truck can’t carry. You’ll also note the current owner has spent a good deal of money on custom logos for the doors, which give the truck a purposeful look. They always seem naked without someone’s colors on the door, don’t you think?

The interior is nattily trimmed with a red vinyl bench seat and painted metal surfaces everywhere else. Remember, it was designed to work hard, not be pretty, but Ford stylists knew that good looks sold trucks just as well as they sold cars. So the instruments are in separate round gauges that keep an eye on all the vitals, and they’re all fully functional except the ammeter, which, due to a 12-volt alternator, is probably no longer necessary. There is no radio, but both the heater and defroster are fully functional thanks to new blower motors that are happy with the 12-volt electrical system. And brush-up on your shifting, since the 4-speed manual gearbox is heavy-duty and requires a firm hand on the shift lever.

With just over 34,000 original miles, the 239 cubic inch flathead is a long way from needing any major surgery, and starts quickly with 12 volts spinning the starter. Like all flatheads, it is happy to idle quietly and pulls well thanks to tall gearing. A newer exhaust system has been fitted with a tailpipe that reaches all the way back for comfort inside the cab. The engine bay is a bit grungy, being almost completely original, but it runs well and needs nothing. With a massive radiator, it was happy to idle in the 80-degree heat during our photo shoot, and remains a tribute to the reliability of these massive workhorses. Shifting takes some practice, but you certainly won’t hurt the big guy while you learn, and the brakes are remarkably effective given the truck’s mass. The original wheels have been painted to match the bodywork, and wear relatively new 8.25-20 Firestone heavy-duty truck tires.

For business promotion, there are few better mediums, and if moving big stuff around is part of your daily routine, you’ll probably enjoy it twice as much from behind the wheel of this F5. An awful lot of truck for not a lot of money. Call today!

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Pricing Information
Asking Price
Vehicle Location

United States
City, State
Cleveland, OH
Vehicle Basics

Trim Level
Stake Bed

Odometer Reading



Vehicle Category/Style


Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Meadow Green

Restoration History
Partially Restored

Condition of Exterior
Very Good

Interior Details


Seat Material

Restoration History
Partially Restored

Condition of Interior

Engine Details

Engine Configuration

Engine Size
239 cubic inches

Engine History

Engine Condition

Transmission Details

Transmission Type

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

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