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This 1952 Ford F-1 Barn Find Hasn't Seen Rain Since 1963

There are barn finds, and there’s this Ford F-1 that hasn’t seen rain since 1963. Originally sold in Indiana, the pickup’s second owner “was a closet hotrodder” that replaced the Flathead V8 with a Flathead Mercury V8.
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Offered on eBay by sotaboyz with the current title as well as the original title from 1958, the half-ton pickup still wears the factory paintwork. Finished in Coral Flame Red and optioned with the 5-Star Extra Cab equipment group, chassis number F1R2LU19386 comes with the factory-supplied storage box located above the gas tank and an illuminated cigarette lighter.

Described as some sort of needle in a haystack by the seller, the 110-horsepower truck was originally used to haul motors around town by the previous owner. The eight-cylinder mill sourced from a Mercury “fires up with a push of the button, and the original Flathead V8 is included with the sale.”

Both sun visors and the headliner are very well preserved, the speedometer and odometer still work, and the same can be said about the temperature gauge, battery gauge, fuel gauge, dashboard lights, and dome light. The brakes have been gone through prior to the sale, the transmission reportedly shifts smooth, and the truck is rolling on new Coker Classic tires.

Two-tone seat upholstery, a two-tone dashboard, chromed stainless-steel windshield molding, and door locks for each door may also be of interest to you, along with bright-finished window frames and twin blast horns. Currently showing 88,565 miles (142,532 kilometers), even though true mileage is unknown because of the engine swap, the F-1 boasts a three-spoke black steering wheel that frames a 90-mph (145-kph) speedometer.

Based on the production plate, this 1952 model used to be rated at 96 horsepower when it was brand-spanking new. The gross vehicle weight is listed at 4,700 pounds (2,132 kilograms), and there’s no corrosion worthy of your attention except for superficial rust on the driveshaft and firewall.

Offered at no reserve, the single-cab time capsule is rocking a high bid of $13,900 after no fewer than 25 bids at the time of writing. With six days left to go, I am pretty sure the final price will be double that or exceed $30k.

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

 
 
 
 
 

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