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.
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.
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.