Saturday, January 22, 2011


Not sure if anyones seen this or not but a few people sent me this and i thought it might be of some interest on here.
The pictures show a 1947 ford 1/2 ton pickup truck from Whitby , Ontario , Canada that was just sold to FORD MOTOR COMPANY of Detroit , Michigan for the sum of $800,000.00 plus a Ford F350 dually truck. This truck, according to Ford records, is one of only 35 that was ordered and built in 1947 with factory installed........ McCulloch water cooled supercharger, special carburetor, special very low profile air cleaner for the McCulloch due to hood height problem when installed intake has lower carb mounting height 'special supercharger intake', (see above air cleaner ) Edmunds finned aluminum heads, Fenton cast iron headers, factory dual exhaust. OTHER OPTIONS ORIGINALLY INSTALLED: sliding rear window, installed outside sunvisor, vacuum powered dash fan, factory compass, ashtray, smokers kit, locking steering column, dome light, inside sunvisors, fog lights; bumper mounted, some form of factory cruise control with knob & wire in dash.
This truck was being restored by Dave Hill. Dave and his father Len purchased this truck from the farmer who was the ORIGINAL OWNER, who ordered it equipped as it is, new in 1947. Dave has added his own custom touches like the early luggage rack metal box in pickup bed, blue dot twin taillights and other details. Metal covered spare tire cover. What makes this truck so rare and valuable??? As one of ONLY 35 documented originally built, it may be the only remaining original, numbers matching example that can be authenticated by a team of Ford museum employees before the offer. Apparently there 'might be' two other survivors that are in pieces and cannot or have not been authenticated.

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