For Sale: 1938 Ford Pickup in Concord, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

It will take the whole page to present this 1938 Ford Pickup Street Rod properly. After all, it has the mean look of a flame-kissed matte black street machine, but the growl you hear from the motor is slightly different. Under the hood is one of the most robust powerplants Toyota has ever created.

Matte black always sets the tone right for a mean machine. It makes for a textured style you want on a hot/rat rod build. But the sheen also helps to highlight the straightness of the panels. And that's particularly impressive because this appears to be all metal except for the rear fenders. It's part of a thoughtfulness that you'll see more of throughout this truck. They started with a 1938 body that had a unique barrel-nose style. This one highlights that with a bold orange against the black. That sets the tone for the wheels and exterior engine accessories. The orange is lovely for the full pinstriping that announces this is a "38 Special" on the tailgate and gives the front a full custom flame package. Even the bed is distinctly custom with the diamond plate sides, glossy lumber floor, and custom Rat Fink toolbox.

The rad rod style continues inside with simple paint and an outdoor weave carpet on the floor. But just like the exterior, it doesn't take much to understand a higher level of thoughtfulness. After all, you may just get lawn chairs in a proper rat rod, but this has actual modern car seats with seatbelts. The position of the pedal, steering wheel, and shifter all feel suitable for a trustworthy driver. And there's even an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo with a fold-out touchscreen, USB input, and Bluetooth.

There's more distinction under the hood. While the bold red head of the motor may have a Ford decal, most of us see the Toyota stamping. This is the legendary 20R motor, and this 2.2-liter powerhouse is the bedrock of Toyota's robust reputation. This is riding on the Toyota truck's chassis. It makes for a custom classic that fires up eagerly, runs well, and feels nimble. It makes for one of the most excellent driving rat rods you're likely to find! That's especially true with accessible cruising features like a three-speed automatic transmission, power brakes, and front discs. But this ensures you still have the right custom truck attitude with details like the electric exhaust cutout and a unique under-glow lighting kit on the chassis.

Understood to have been built less than 2k miles ago, this is a rat rod street machine, but it's got so much custom work that it's also a RAD rod. So you know you've already fallen in love/lust with this build's attitude, especially since it's at such an excellent price. Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • 1938 Ford Pickup
  • Listing ID: CC-1652710
  • Price: $22,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1938
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Pickup
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:189922
  • Stock Number:7652-CHA
  • VIN:NCS94642
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Charlotte
800 Derita Road Ste A
Concord, NC 28027

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