This is as close to Original as I could possibly keep it. It was being driven by an old rancher in South Texas when I saw it. He drove it occasionally into town (Natalia). That was in 2011. He had not renewed the license since 1997. “Don’t drive it much. The sheriff knows me.” Took it all apart to paint, do body work, and replaced most of the glass (except the curved windows). Engine is the 235 straight 6 w/6 volt system (new wiring harness), original starter on floor, 4 speed transmission on the floor. New seals around the drive shaft & rear end. New tires (2011) w/less than 1000 miles on them. New steering wheel and gear shift knob, new tail gate, new bed in back, new tail lights & rear view mirrors plus new upholstery, new fuel tank, gaskets around the doors, vents & windows. The color is an option in the 2014 Ford Expedition, Honey Apple Red I think it is called. It has metallic flakes. With a push of the starter pedal, the truck starts up easy and idles calmly, almost silently (choke and throttle controls work smoothly). The transmission and clutch engage perfectly. Acceleration is good and the brakes work well, for 1949 brakes. Steering is responsive. She runs cool in the Texas heat with good oil pressure.The truck gets a lot of attention. I entered in in a local Open Car Show, and it won Best in Class! Some pretty impressive competition, so I was amazed it won. Clear title. It is fun to drive, and people always come up to me when I am at the gas pump to look at it and just visit about old cars/trucks in their past. The o-meter says 77,148.