1938 Ford 1/2 ton pickup - original matching numbers engine and transmission

Price: US $15,100.00 Item location: Midwest USA, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Other Pickups
  • SubModel: 81 C
  • Type: Standard Cab Pickup
  • Trim: Body Type 830
  • Year: 1938
  • Mileage: 88,215
  • Color: Vineyard Green
  • Engine size: Original 221 c.i. 85 hp
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Green
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1938 Ford Other Pickups 81 C

1938 Ford Pickup
Matching Numbers Engine & Transmission

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Ford 1/2-ton Pickup Truck

The 1938 model year pickup truck featured the first totally new cab since 1935. The new front end, eaturing an oval grill, as a pioneering design that featured the first conventional front-opening truck hood in the industry. The truck also featured a modernized instrument panel and a completely re-designed pickup bed, he first since 1931.

The engine and transmission are matching, hat same number is the same as the one on the firewall.

Not every collector and not every collection has a pickup truck. If there was going to be only one pickup truck that a collector would want to have, his 1938 Ford pickup truck could certainly be a top contender. Just listen to the high points of this particular truck.

1938 with the absolute knock down beautiful front grille with stainless grille ring.

This particular truck sports its original 221 c.i. 85 hp engine and 3-speed manual transmission with matching numbers.

Spare tire and even has the original Ford factory lock for the spare tire.

Locking steering wheel the way it came from the factory.

Most pickups were often painted black but Ford did offer this Vineyard Green and this is the color that the car was born with and was repainted in the original color when it was restored.

The truck retains its original wheels and during the restoration all five wheels were powder coated.

Here at MissChiTown because we are a service to help people market their collector vehicles on eBay (call us at 847-774-4857 to market your collector vehicle) we get to see a lot of interesting vehicles and we have to say that this particular truck is nothing less then stunning.

The private seller tells us that he started off with a very decent pickup truck for his restoration project that took five years. It was a every nut and bolt restoration and everything about it is fresh. The bed of truck has been upgraded from a steel bed to a wooden bed that has been finished to look like furniture quality. The wooden frame and moldings on the wood bed are all new (check out the photos!) The interior has been redone in the original style green art-leather.

The electrical system is all working fine and it has the original windshield wiper setup along with a side view mirror.

The owner states that it his belief that the 88,215 miles are original.

The owner tells that he has driven as far as fifty miles in one direction and it has always performed flawlessly.

Top all of this off that in 2012 this truck was selected for the Snap On Calendar. Yes that is quite a prestigious accomplishment as only twelve cars a year are picked by Snap On to be on their calendar.

Here at MissChiTown we can’t think of a better year for good looks then the 1938 Ford truck and we have never seen a better restoration on a pre-war Ford pickup truck then the one you are looking at.

If you are a collector looking for a pickup truck or a collector that really wasn’t looking for a pickup truck…you still might want to give this truck your scrutiny as it will be hard to find a better example and probably just as hard to find one in the condition of this one.

If you are thinking of letting one of your collector cars go so that you can purchase a fabulous pickup truck – you can give us a call for two reasons. ONE – ask us how we can help you market your collector vehicle and TWO – to fill that space with this fabulous 1938 Ford Pickup Truck. EITHER WAY give us a call at 847-774-4857 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. CST seven days a week.

This is definitely a truck that you can





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Note photo stamp is incorrect - photos taken Nov 2015

(glamour shots showingtruck in snow were taken about 2010)