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1952 Ford F-1 Looks Like a Metallic Hulk, Pontiac GTO Engine Agrees

Because there is no shortage of customized Ford F-1s out there, it’s not that easy to find one that comes with something really special. Yet, from time to time, we stumble upon some, and since we don’t like such an opportunity to go to waste, we bring them here to be part of our Ford Month coverage.
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This particular F-1, one that rolled off the assembly lines all the way back in 1952, comes not with one but two special things about it.

The first would be the paint, a metallic shade of green that wraps around the sculpted body of the truck like the gamma ray-inflicted green muscle wraps around The Hulk. It is used almost everywhere, from the chopped roof down to the shaved wheels and from the telltale grille to the tailgate that closes on the wooden bed.

The wheels, 15-inch pieces, are the only immediately-visible elements that do not come in green. They get their spin from the engine fitted under the hood, which is the second special addition: a 455ci (7.5-liter) unit allegedly sourced from a Pontiac GTO. In its turn, the engine works with the help of a three-speed automatic transmission, breathes through a custom side-exit exhaust system, and shows 1,000 miles (1,609 km) of use.

The interior is a clear departure from the looks of the metal body, although the dashboard and parts of the doors carry over the same color. The bucket seats come in cream upholstery, though, and so do the door panels, and they support nicely all that green.

The truck is for sale on Bring a Trailer, for the second time in three months it's been on the market, complete with service records and a clean Florida title. With about ten hours left in the bidding process at the time of writing, the highest bid is at $12,750.

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

 
 
 
 
 

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