For Sale: 1952 Ford F1 in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1952 Ford F1 Pickup

In 1925 the Ford Motor Company introduced the first "pickup" based on the Model T Runabout. Ford offered the rear "pickup box" separately at their dealer parts department for $25.00. The box was then bolted onto the back of the vehicle as an accessory. Since the box was "picked up" at the parts department by the customer, the term "pickup" took hold for this style of vehicle. Later the box was installed at the factory and evolved into today's pickup trucks.

For consignment, a totally restored Ford F-100 pickup truck. Lots of attention to detail has been paid to this truck, and the final product shows it. Some lowering, new interior, and upgraded conveniences as well as a new 350ci crate mill and you are good to go. Just like the old days, come on in or hop online and make the transaction and the "pickup"! These trucks seem to be very popular at Classic Auto Mall lately, so it is suggested you show up sooner rather than later for your chance to have it permanently in your collection.

She's taking a Burgundy bath and it's a nice hot one for this deep end of the "tub" paint job. With its "phat" gray painted metal grille with a horizontal pointed central bar, and a trio of vertical "chicken legs" giving the central big bar support and 2 single wide gray bezel headlights, this is an iconic design for 50's Ford trucks. A bulbous hood, with some brite work on either side, makes its way back to a single pane windshield and rounded cab area. Perfect running boards connect the front and rear rounded fenders, and create a "step side" for side bed access. Speaking of the bed, its box is straight as arrows with its curled over steel edging and lightly stained oak bed with burgundy painted separators. The tail gate looks much like the original with the Ford script type badge in gray in the center and a straight black steel bumper just below framing the bottom. Maroon steel painted wheels serve as the background for the deep trim rings on their edges, and the chromed F O R D badged moon caps on the center covering the hub. Nice medium wide white sidewall thin tires adorn each corner and weigh in as 235/75R15's looking like new with deep treads.

Swing open the gray painted metal door panels and we think it's going to be utilitarian, but alas! We peer inside and are greeted with a near perfect red tuck and roll with smooth bolsters bench which stretches from these doors through the cab. Seat belts are installed for the passengers forsafety'ssake. Up front is a burgundy painted tilting steering column topped by a burgundy bakelite banjo style steering wheel. The dash has been modernized but retains its full metal jacket, only now painted in battleship gray. The gauges have been replaced with vintage looking modern digital readout mileage reproductions and have an overall art deco feel. They are cream background and have black styled numbers and letters along with chromed circular bezels. A few small lights line up above these round gauges, and then the dash gets interesting with a chrome trim delineated as it makes its transition to a burgundy center also in full metal. Here we see a metal horizontal grate for the speaker although no radio is installed. Controls for heat are now in and hanging below the dash, and then a lineup of the ashtray and glove box also in burgundy painted metal runs to the edge of the passenger side. Below is a red heater box, some black ribbed rubber flooring and a long Lokar shifter reaching for the driver's hand in the center. The rest of the interior is lined with gray vinyl and is nice and tight.

A rise of the voluptuous hood and you are gazing into a wonderful restored engine bay, which now includes a 350ci V8 crate engine. It's topped with a Holley 4-barrel carburetor underneath a chromed open air cleaner covering. On back is a rebuilt 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission, and way back to spin the rear tires is a Dana 44 rear axle. Headers and a Flowmaster exhaust are now on for better performance and a nice melodious sound from this burgundy beauty.

Factory steel framing is seen and it sports no rust, just black paint. The new bed shows through and solid stamped floor pans and framing structure for the mill are in front. Tubular front control arms are in for the rack and pinion steering, along with a 2" lowered CPP independent coil sprung suspension. In the back are lowered leaf springs. These suspension parts work in conjunction with power front disc braking and power drum rear brakes.

I sat upon the smooth red vinyl seat and peered into the new gauges and dash and turned the key to my test drive. Here in the track it performed beautifully without a snag on any level. Heat was hot, steering power assisted, and braking was a panic stopping bias free experience. All good on the driver front.

For an individual who just enjoys a nostalgic truck cruise in a truly original looking and mostly correct truck, this could be it. For the collector who wants to show a beautiful example of the F-100, this could be it. For the business who may want to use it as a promotional piece, and attract a lot of eyeballs, this could be it. Make your way here for a test drive as this could be it! BooYah!


F1-F100 1/2 Ton
D-215ci I6
CS-Chester, PA Assy Plant
21027-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1952 Ford F1
  • Listing ID: CC-1675697
  • Price: $62,900
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1952
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:F1
  • Exterior Color:Burgundy
  • Interior Color:Dark Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:9999
  • Stock Number:4793
  • VIN:F1D2CS21027
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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