Our St Louis Showroom is proud to offer for sale this very special
1951 Ford F1. This truck is a one of a kind build with a one of a
kind story. Built with funding from dozens of donations and the
vision of a boy with a dream, this hotrod came to life in a big
way. Many people and teams that came together to lend a hand on
this build and the outcome is fantastic. Washtenaw Community
College took on most of the challenge and had help from the Ford
Motor Company's prototype division to supply the drivetrain. Whats
under the hood is a long story by itself but we will highlight a
few of the major details. The engine was built by Ford Motor
Company's prototype division and is an absolute monster.
Originally, Ford used this engine and rear end in a Crown Victoria
police interceptor to run the Cannon ball "Lap of America". It is a
4.6L 4 valve Cobra engine with a kenne-Bell supercharger. While the
prototype division of ford wont release detailed build information
on this truck, it is said to be pumping out over 600 horsepower.
Washtenaw college nailed it with the fit and finish of the
bodywork. Everyone knows that black paint shows every flaw but
these builders weren't scared to show off their craftsmanship. The
body panels are mirrorlike and show extremely well. The black paint
has one of the deepest shines we have seen on a vehicle to date and
it has been sanded and buffed to be smooth as glass. Underneath the
truck is just as clean as the top side. If you crawl under there,
you will find that this truck has tons of suspension goodies to
help it handle the road and put down the power from the behemoth
under the hood. The 8.8 rear end is suspended with a 4 link and
coilovers set up that helps it track straight and handle the
corners. Up front is a double wishbone setup with a power steering
rack from the crown vic cop car. All of this means that this 51
ford pickup handles like a sports car and will surely put a mile on
your face. There really is a heart warming story to be told here
and this truck is ready for its next chapter. Give us a call today
with any specific questions and be sure to look at every photo
because there are tons of details that need to be seen. This 1951
Ford F1 pickup can be seen in great detail including 100+ HD
Pictures and an HD video at gatewayclassiccars.com. For additional
information please call our knowledgeable staff at (618)271-300 or
email us at [email protected] The St Louis showroom is
located at 1237 Central Park Drive, O'fallon Illinois 62269. Video:
1951 Ford F1
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