Rare 1953 Ford F100 50th Anniversary Truck - Harley Davidson Shop Promo Vehicle
Sale price: £19,500.00 make an offer
Technical specifications, photos and description:
1953 was first year of the highly sought after second generation F100 and was also the last F100 to have the legendary Flathead V8 - which is the only combination I wanted and why it took so long for me to find it! This truck also a '50 Anniversary” truck with badging to commemorate Ford's Golden Anniversary (1903-1953)
Built at Ford's Chester assembly plant 1953, the truck was originally Ford Raven Black and was one family owned in the USA for 50 years before being shipped to the UK in 2009. I am only the 3rd UK owner.
A genuine and extremely original, straight and solid truck – it's by no means a ‘show truck' (although I have displayed it at several shows) but a proper usable F100 which hasn't been restored, hot rodded or has rusted away, so a very rare find these days.
The truck always starts on the button, sounds great, runs beautifully and is a pleasure to drive at a sedate pace bearing in mind it's nearly 70 years old, and has recently been serviced with new brakes, wheel bearings, belts and engine & gearbox oils and filters.
Original 239ci / 3.9 litre Flathead V8
“3-on-the-tree” 3 speed manual gearbox
Original suspension and brakes (with added servo)
All original steel
Stepside rear with FORD stamped rear tailgate
Black wooden bed
All original trim and badging
Original locks and Ford ‘V' design key (one key fits all locks and ignition)
Painted 15” steels with chrome trims
Ford step plate
Paint is now satin black with a black-on-black chequer, and the patina'd Harley Davidson Sales & Service door panels are (in my opinion) the perfect finishing touch
Still has the original toolbox under the bonnet
Original folding bench seat and door panels in excellent condition
Original steering wheel with unique ‘50th Anniversary' horn push
Unmarked dash with all original gauges and switches – even the cigarette lighter works!
Original under-dash Ford heater
Rare as hens teeth original 50's Guide traffic light viewer
Additional aftermarket gauges for Tachometer, Volts and Clock
'8 ball' steering wheel ball
Mild custom touches:
Thrush Outsider sidepipes
Updated / orange indicators front and rear
Updated brake lights
Classic 'Miller' spotlights
Pool ball headliner (new boxed headliner comes with the truck)
Sensible modern updates:
Separate rear lights for UK spec rear indicators and brake lights with Blue Dots
Folding rear step (for access to the bed without dropping the tailgate)
Ball & Pin Towbar
Toolbox and jerry can in rear bed
Bottle opener on bed frame!!
New boxed replacement headliner
New king pin sets
Various service items
Original 1953 Ford factory workshop manual (448 pages)
1953 Ford Truck Operators Manual (repro)
MOTs & Invoices
Log book in my name
Original key and spare
MOT and Tax exempt
The only faults I can think of is that the horn doesn't work, there's a small repaired crack on the driver's door window but it still winds up and down with no issues, mileometer has stopped working but the speedo is fine!
I hadn't planned to ever sell the truck and it's only for sale as we're renovating the house and regrettably I need the money to continue the work. If it wasn't for this it would not be for sale.
We are on the Isle of Wight so I am happy to meet you in the truck at any of the ports on the island – just travel over as a foot passenger and I'll pick you up. Alternatively please ask any questions and I'll do my best to accommodate requests for additional photos etc.
The truck is advertised elsewhere so I reserve the right to remove this auction at any time.
Thanks for looking!
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