Rare 1933 Ford Truck * Matching Numbers * 1 of 216
- Make: Ford
- Model: BB
- Year: 1933
- Mileage: 44,000
- VIN: BB 5178553
- Engine size: 4 cyl
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1933 Ford BB
NADA has no record for a sale of this rare truck. Mecum records shows no listing foe one but sever years ago $15,000 was bid on a 1934 in California and not accepted.
As Rare as a Cord! Only 216 were ever made. See the letter from the Edison FordMuseumCurator of Special Collections which is included in the sale.
The rarity is due to the effects of the Great Depression. Only 216 of the 1933 1 1/2 ton short flatbed truck were built. That same year 15,000 pickups were built. They became known as the watermelontruck because theydrove in the fields well. Production numbers prove this rare truck was built at the end of 1932. Because of few sales, due to the Depression of 1929 which had its greatest economic impact in 1933,earlyin the yearFord shut down the line ending production of these trucks. When times got better, Henry restarted the line toward the end of 1934.
With a future 100% restoration in mind all original parts even the smallest screw was labeled and saved. Kick panels and original hardware was not replaced. A whole collection of rare parts, a rare Ford parts manual and photo library are part of the sale.
Truck had a cab of in 1989. It looks good but could use a professional restoration.