Ford F1 Pickup six-cylinder (1950). A workhorse for Jan

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In addition to being a workhorse, this pickup is of course also just an enthusiast's car. The new green lacquer coat looks good on him and shines beautifully. A truly classic pickup with a loading space provided with wood and even more extra space when the hood is placed. In addition to this Ford F1 Pickup with a six in line with (90 hp), there was also a version with a V8 Flathead engine (100 hp). 

By: Dirk de Jong 

The previous owner had a motto about his workhorse: “After work it is good to rest (rust)”, whereby the Ford remained in the yard for more than 30 years. Discarding was not an option. It was his proud possession and continued to cherish his utility truck. 

Sell the internal setup to an external party

After the death of the owner, the car was released for sale in Texas (USA) and then moved to the Netherlands. When Jan got the Ford F1 Pickup in his garage, he turned out to be full of petrified nests in the most impossible places. Even behind the door plates. So it was not a 'refurbishment', but serious restoration, which took about three months. A short time for such a big project, but his 'golden hands' and technical insight gave him a big advantage. 

American culture? 

Does Jan like a wide landscape or large plains in the USA? No, but he does admire the generously sized American cars from the fifties. He also has a passion for English cars. He previously admitted to a quiet desire to drive classic cars such as a Jaguar MK 1 and a Jaguar XK. So his heart beats faster with cars from the past. His Ford F1 Pickup has now become a collector's item of great value, but also a utility item. After all, that's what it's made for. Jan keeps the Ford Pickup and his hobby alive.

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  1. I remember my father owned a Studebaker in the XNUMX's, broadly comparable to this Ford. He has been there for years and made a living with it. Probably that would have been a six in line, was also a Ford engine?

  2. Oops, keep nagging about a clear typo. But what a beautiful car and a successful restoration, great work. A car from the time when the designers knew their trade. This pick-up was also delivered under the Mercury brand name, if I am correct, only in the US. Unknown whether there were differences between the Ford and the Mercury in the implementation. Who knows more about that?

  3. Must have been a six-in-line or the well-known flathead V8. I don't know an American V6, they only came from England (the Essex V6) and Germany (the Köln V6).

    You are probably best off with that six-cylinder. The Flathead V8 is not without cooling problems because the long exhaust ports run straight through the engine block from the inside to the outside. Last used in the great Simcas Beaulieu, Chambord, Versailles and Presidente.

    But what a beautiful pickup and what a beautiful paint! Have fun with it.

  4. This Ford F1 pick-up from the late 6s / early 8s indeed looks very nice and at the time had a 6-cylinder in-line or a V6 engine. A VXNUMX in line is very difficult to imagine, something like a closed hole pan and must be a mistake. Or has a modern VXNUMX engine been installed, which causes confusion for purists?

    • Very nice pickup and I also have a predilection for USAs. In my case nowadays a somewhat more modern Dodge pickup (1986), converted with a big block V8, really great to enjoy.

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