1947 Ford 'Patina' Rat Rod F-1 Pickup
You are looking at a "Work of Art". It may look like a rusty hulk but, it was carefully created to mock the polished, "Number's Matching" Showcars, and the 'politics'(?)that sometimes surround the judging... it may or may not be the car for you but, Patina Rods are the rage again and it all started in California as "Derelict Rods".
We have found this car gets more 'attention' from the crowds on the field than ANY Show Car we have ever owned/showed. And. she's WON it's class in every show we did.
This Rod is an original example of an original, (titled) 1947 Ford Pickup transformed into a "Rusty Gold" Antique.... Customized and mounted on a modern drive train so, it features the Best of Both Worlds. This is a First Cabin Build , essentially a 'new' Truck with an Old Body. The entire frame has been custom built, just like a race car, from 4x2 square tubing by professionals. It is fitted with a fresh 350 Chevy 4 bolt-main & Competition 202 Heads with just 3,060 miles/Thumper Cam, Edelbrock Manifold and 500cfm Carb (resulting in 350hp), Header Caps w/ Full Muffler System, now featuring a Jack Daniels Overflow Bottle, Fresh 350 Automatic Transmission with Lokar Floor Shift / E-Brake, Aluminum Radiator with 'Rusted' Chrome Improved Shroud, All New Front End w/ 4-whl. Power Disc Brakes, Adjustable Rear Air-Ride Suspension with onboard compressor, and it carries a S-10 Rear Diff. The top has been chopped 4" / body channeled and is fitted with a Vintage Fulton "Sun Shield" Visor. Incredibly, many of these in bargain-basement-form do not even have a Full Light Package. This Rod has working Headlights (Hi/Lo Beam), manual Signal Lights, 3rd Brake Light, original Glass & Chrome Cab Lights and even Dome Lights. Plus, a full set of Gauges to include Speedo, Tachometer, Fuel, Oil and Temp + Vacuum Windshield Wipers. Wide Whitewall Tires are by Coker. Seats are mint, fully padded and covered in Truck Grade Vinyl and Mex Blanket Cover, Optional items like the Real Monkey Skull & "Rust In Peace" Nameplate are included... while the Steering Wheel is retained as the original Ford unit. We have also added a Vintage Ford Truck Dash Emblem, "V8" on the Air Tank, Real Mink Mascot and a wealth of "Rusty Gold" items like Vintage Wood Prohibition Beer Box, Old Liquor Barrel, Vintage Oil Dispenser Can, Galvanized Moonshine Tub, which are included with this display. It does carry a Show Board for Car Shows. Please note: this was not thrown together in a backyard, it is not a Childish-Looking, Box of Bolts covered with Gothic Dragons 'n Spears - it IS a very safe, professionally built Rod that has passed a 23 point NSRA Inspection (w/ Safety Certificate). The ALL-Henry-Steel body comes from a gas station and saw life as an original,' real' Service Truck. Just completed a total Fuel, Tune, and Carb Replacement from it's stint in the (A.C.) Museum Display. Priced to sell $29,500 Call (352) 217-9868