Vehicle Description

Hi, this is “Little Red.”  My husband was a firefighter for 39 years and during that time was inspired to create his own personal fire truck.  He built it from scratch and it was a real labor of love.  Built to “Go” but with minimal problems in mind, it was meant to not just show but enjoy.   Right up to the very end, this little truck was his baby.  “Little Red” was on the cover of magazines, “Custom Classic Trucks (Oct. 96)” and “Custom and Classic Truck(Oct. 94)” with numerous stories written about it.   Richard's wishes were, after his passing, it would be time for someone else to enjoy “Little Red.”  If you want to be the next generation to take on this little beauty, your dream could come true too.

"Little Red" has the following... 


327 cu. in. Chevrolet motor

Custom chrome front bumper

Halogen headlights

Stock turn signals

Custom radiator

Custom fabricated radiator shroud

Stainless steel flex fan

‘Fuelie’ heads

Polished aluminum water pump

Edelbrock carburetor

Edelbrock aluminum air cleaner

Polished aluminum intake manifold

Chrome pulleys

Edelbrock aluminum valve covers

Mechanical fuel pump

Super plug wires

Chrome GM alternator

Chrome Bills Hot Rod Shop brackets

Custom fabricated motor mounts

Custom power steering reservoir

Mallory distributor

Mallory coil

Power rack & pinion steering system

Custom steering linkage 

Ceramic coated headers

Custom oil pan

Powder coated A-arms

Custom front sway bar

Adjustable front shocks

Camaro front clip 

Painted frame

Vented front disc brakes

Smoothed inner fenders

Smoothed & filled firewall

Turbo 400 automatic transmission

Frame mounted transmission cooler

Stock hood

Custom fabricated hood scoop/cut-out

Painted hood hinges & springs

Frame mounted brake booster

Factory windshield

Chrome wipers

Chrome rear view mirror

Chrome side mirrors

Smoothed & filled all steel body

Custom wiring system

Stock dash

Stock instrument cluster

Recalibrated gauges

Tilt steering column

Custom billet steering wheel

Pioneer Am/fm cassette head unit 

Custom speaker system

Custom gray vinyl and cloth upholstered seat

Custom gray velour headliner

Custom gray vinyl and cloth upholstered door panels

Factory inner door hardware

Custom gray vinyl upholstered side & kick panels

Custom gray velour upholstered rear panel, Custom gray carpets

Custom gray floor mats

Custom seat belts

Stock pedals

Column shifter

American Racing wheels 

Cooper Cobra tires

Custom driveshaft

Custom exhaust system

Custom rear leaf springs

Adjustable rear shocks

Ford 9” rear end

Stock bed

Oak bed floor

Stainless steel bed runners

Stock tailgate

Polished aluminum license plate frame

Custom chrome rear lights

Smoothed chrome rear bumper

Red exterior paint



Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1391558
  • Price:$30,000 (OBO)
  • Location:Upland, California
  • Year:1951
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:F1
  • Exterior Color:Fire Engine Red
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:12279