You're looking at an American hero turned into an American
superstar. This 1946 Ford pickup represented the return to civilian
production after WWII, and today it has been restored over every
inch (even the undercarriage) to be a shinning classic with a
comfortable A/C interior and a performance heart.
Trucks went into civilian production even before cars after WWII simply because we needed these workhorses to get us moving forward. But as you can see today this pickup's original mission was over, and it has been given a special assignment. Someone spent a lot of time and money erasing the workman past on this one and replacing it with straight steel and a shade of burgundy that has been clearcoated to a mirror-like shine. The tough industrial look of the front end has been transformed with frenched in lights and a grille/bumper package that shines as bright as the paint. The profile has been beefed up with fender flairs, shaved door handles, port mirrors, and running boards that now have tough liner paint. In the rear, the real wood bed has an eclectically lifting center board to get to the gas tank, and the custom taillight package complete this premium appearance. And the final touch to let everyone know there's something special here is a set of large 17-inch Billet Specialties alloys filling the wheel wells.
These might pre-date Ford's F-series line, but this truck is more comfortable than a modern pickup on the inside. The custom contoured tan leather bench has been expertly blended into the door panels and headliner that it's often tough to see where the seat ends and the rest of the interior begins. There is a custom center console with a Lokar shifter, cup holders, and switches for the power windows. Just above that are the controls for the ice-cold R134a air conditioning. You get a Billet Specialties wood steering wheel with an alloy frame that is similar to the exterior wheels. Beyond that is a full set of Dakota Digital gauges that provide all the info in a modern blue glow.
While you've seen plenty of custom work on the interior and exterior, the best is saved for under the hood. Peek beneath the custom body-colored panel, and you'll see a modern 5.7-liter LS1 V8. Fitted with long tube headers and a Flowmaster dual exhaust, the fuel-injected powerplant borrowed from the C5 Corvette program is a serious power upgrade...and it's only the beginning of this truck's performance components. When you look underneath, the full burgundy paintwork really tells you the quality of this build. And upon closer inspection, you'll also spot upgrades like the Mustang II-style independent front suspension, tubular control arms, and three-link coilover rear. It makes for a fantastic total performance package, but that's not the pickup's full story. There's also power steering, front disc brakes, and 4L60 four-speed automatic transmission with highway friendly overdrive. So this custom pickup is a great anytime driver.
You've looking at a full custom build that is just as adept at taking home all the awards as it is staying cool on the morning commute. It's the true classic that can do it all, and with less than 80 miles on this build, why wouldn't you. Something this special won't last long in our showroom. Call today!!!