1950 Ford F-2
3/4-Ton"Bonus Built" Pickup
Do you want to drive a classic "Million Dollar Cab" Ford Pick-up? Looking for a candidate for a Pro-Touring or Street Rod build? Are you a business owner looking for a classic truck to be used as a unique, drivable marketing tool? Maybe you are a purist and want to do a factory original restoration. Don't start with a rusted out, field-find shell! This "barn-stored" farm truck is complete. You won't have to spend hours at swap meets and on eBay hunting for too many bits and pieces. Priced to near
J. D. Power's
"Low Retail" valuation, as we invest time and money into the truck, we will me raising the price. Buy it now and save. Reasonable offers will be considered. Contact us directly regarding this truck at [email protected].
You are responsible for picking up or arranging for transportation.
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A Bit of History
This Truck's History - Our truck was owned and occasionally used by my cousin's father-in-law on his hobby farm as a farm truck to run errands, pull the hay trailer every year at haying time, etc. He was reportedly the second owner who purchased it from the original owner in the late 1950s. He passed away and we purchased it from the estate on June 8, 2005. Since it is a rare example of an unmodified 1950 Ford, one that has been store out of the weather its whole life, my intention was to restore this vehicle and use it in parades and shows as a marketing tool for our business.
It appears to be in solid, and structurally well maintained shape, at least considering it is a presumably original, unrestored, an over 70 year-old pickup truck. The interior was well worn out so we have purchased an interior kit from Mac's and additional interior parts from Sacramento Vintage. At this time, all of these parts are still in the boxes and will be included with the sale, unless we get them install first.
Although we drove the truck home from his farm to ours, it has been stored, untouched, in a climate controlled shop since that time. We have not done anything with this vehicle other than to store it. We have no information regarding the condition of the engine, but assume that if you are interested in restoring the truck, you will either rebuild everything afresh, or if you are interested in a Resto-Mod, Hot Rod, Pro Touring truck, etc., you will yank it and install modern equipment anyway. If you are interested in learning more about the Flathead 6 engine, click
of the "REFERENCE INFORMATION" tab.
The reason that we are selling the truck is that life is both busy and short, we have several other vehicle projects that we are more interested in completing, so we are now offering it for sale, "As Is," and entertaining reasonable offers. If you are interested, please do your research first and contact us at [email protected] with questions.
General History - Starting in 1948, the design of the Ford Truck series was streamlined and included what Ford called the "Million Dollar Cab." It was named after the budget Ford spent on the design. These designs were used in the whole truck line which Ford numbered so as to easily distinguish the capacities - from the half ton F-1 to the three ton, heavy duty F-8. Ford called these trucks "Bonus Built."
The "Million Dollar Cab" offered the Ford labeled "Easy Chair Comfort." That is, a bench seat made from individually padded coil springs and padded with cotton batting. The seat was adjustable forwards and back on a metal track to accommodate drivers of varying heights. The seat back was also adjustable from upright to a relaxed posture.
The ventilation system of the "Million Dollar Cab"
was also improved. It consisted of vent windows in the doors, a large ventilator on the cowl that deflected air onto passenger's legs, and an optional heater/defroster. Although these features are considered as standard and basic in modern vehicles, they were huge features in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The truck line changed very little from 1948 through 1952 except that they changed the slogan from "Bonus Built" to "Power Pilot Economy" in 1951.
- 226 cu. in. 6 Cylinder Flathead Engine (See "REFERENCE INFORMATION" tab for more engine information)
- Odometer is at just over 100,000
- 3-speed transmission on the floor
- 122 inch wheelbase
- 5,700 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
- CLICK HERE to download a PDF file of 1950 Ford pickup information.