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1948 Ford F-1
1/2Ton Pickup Truck

Model Year History Overview:

1948 marked the first really new post-war truck design.  The 1948 which were called “Bonus Built” trucks were all new with a completely re-designed cab.  Ford spent a million dollars to design and tool-up for the new cab that was longer, taller and wider than ever.  The squared-off fenders and hood and a new one-piece windshield that contributed to a crisp, modern look.  The spare was relocated to underneath the box.  This model was available with the standard six-cylinder engine or the optional V-8, the faithful flathead producing 100 hp.  Ford changed the model numbers of their trucks to F-1 for ½ ton, F-2 for ¾-ton, and F-3 for 1-ton models.  Other manufacturers followed suit and this format continues today with the Ford F-150, F-250, etc.

Total 1948 Ford F-1 - ½ Ton Pickup Truck Production: N/A
Vehicle Mileage: 72,490

MSRP for this car: $1,239.00

Stock Number; C 128

1948 Ford F-1, ½-Ton Pickup Truck
VIN Number:  87HC108399
Date of Manufacture:  N/A
Assembly Plant:  N/A
Exterior Color: Vermillion Red
Interior Trim:  Black Vinyl
Engine: 239 CID Ford Flathead V-8 (Original)
100 Horsepower @ 3800 RPM
2-Barrel Ford AA-1 Carburetor
Torque: 180 lbs-ft @ 2000 rpm
Bore & Stroke; 3.19’X 3.75”
Transmission:  3-Speed Manual Floor Shift

  • Dual Chrome Outside Mirrors
  • Dual Exhaust
  • Original AM Push Button Radio
  • Wheel Trim Rings
  • Wide Whitewall Tires
  • Chrome Bumpers
  • Chrome Grille Guard

Wheelbase:  114.0
Weight:  3,061

Stock Number: C 128

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