1949 Ford F-1 Restomod
This 1949 Ford F1 Restomod is just a flat awesome truck. It's outfitted for maximum curb appeal and, with some great modern upgrades added to the mix, provides an outstanding driving experience as well. Plus, it's logged just 8,000 miles since its build, so it holds the promise of many future fun-filled miles for its next lucky owner. It's pretty hard not to stare when this F1 comes into view. Already a sharp looking pickup in original form when it came out, in its current configuration, it's an absolute winner - modified enough to stand out from any crowd of vintage trucks, but still undeniably tasteful in all respects. The bright red paint draped over its exterior looks great, with a smooth texture and a strong, wet looking shine that really comes alive in the sunlight. Take a closer look and you'll appreciate just how skillfully its array of modifications were done - the position of the tires beneath those flaring fenders in both front and back looks great and the top bed rails have been capped seamlessly. Trucks of this era sported quite a collection of chrome on their exteriors and the array here is in consistently strong condition - the bumpers both fore and aft, as well as the brightwork everywhere you look, all appears to have been added fairly recently and is in great shape. There's no letup to the quality and craftsmanship as you climb inside. The saddle colored seating, carpeting and headliner look great against the backdrop of the red steel inside the cabin, and there are more nice details on hand to both up the looks quotient and make for comfortable driving in everyday situations. The bucket seats are in great condition and straddle a center console that offers both additional storage space and a pair of convenient cupholders. The dash area is another high-water mark - the design and installation of the chrome instrument panel, air conditioning vents and control switches is top notch. Recessed inside the instrument panel is a collection of Classic Instruments gauges that are looking their best through their ultra-clear lenses. There's plenty of comfort on hand, as well. In addition to the abundance of room inside the cabin, a Classic Air climate control system stands by to keep the temperature just right, the steering column tilts into perfect position and the Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo also offers iPod connectivity. In back, the bed seams have been precisely welded before being painted and the wood lining the floor was recently refinished. The driving experience this F1 offers is very much on a par with its killer aesthetics. A 350 cubic inch V8 sits in an engine compartment that has to be seen to be appreciated - its newly installed wiring is nicely hidden and the air cleaner enclosure and master cylinder have been painted the same red as the inner fenders, firewall and exterior for a museum-worthy look. The engine has only logged about 5500 miles itself since its rebuild, it features an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb and intake, and is in top form -sounding great through its Flowmaster exhaust as it teams with a 4-speed automatic 700r4 transmission that's well suited to frequent driving. This Ford sits on a custom frame, so it not only features tubular control arms up front, but also power rack and pinion steering for a more precise driving feel while power brakes bring low-effort stops. This impressively equipped and modded truck rolls on a set of 15" wheels wrapped with BF Goodrich T/As. This 1949 Ford F1 Restomod is a modified vintage truck with very few equals. Call today!