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1950 Ford F-1 Friction Is Effie Gone Mad

Collectors spend a lot of time figuring out what custom car, truck, or bike should be the object of their next investment. Usually, they have to settle for something older, as incredible machines are not made every day. This is why we often see builds from a decade or more ago changing hands for ever-increasing amounts.
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The Ford F-1 pickup truck you see here is, as far as we can tell, at its first outing on the auction block. It is listed on the lot of cars going under the hammer in March during the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, Arizona sale, and it will do so with no reserve. That means it will go to the highest bidder, for a price that should become the baseline for future sales.

What you’re looking at is one of the most recent builds of Utah-based Weaver Customs. It was shown at SEMA 2019, where it made it to the Top 5 trucks of the event, it was a finalist of the Battle of the Builders in 2020, and more recently, it has featured on the cover of the F100 Builder's Guide magazine. In other words, it shines as bright as a Sun presently, and that’s a perfect time to sell.

Like all Weaver projects, this one, too, is on the extreme side of things. The heavily-massaged body sports a 1-3/4-inch chop, resulting in the windshield being leaned by an equal amount; it has suicide doors for easy access to the blood-red interior and a mutated bed at the back holding, in a very in-your-face fashion, the intercooler and brake cooling ducts.

Under the hood, the builder lowered a twin-turbo 3.9-liter engine of Cummins make and made it work together with a 4-speed manual transmission and a 9-inch Ford rear end with 3.50 gears.

Titled Friction, the Effie never got to really use the 3-piece wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson tires, as its clock shows only test and show miles.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

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