1935 Ford Express is the Coolest-Ever Parts Truck

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1935 Ford Express

With only 4,000 original miles, 1935 Ford Express is a collector’s dream.

We’ve seen some cool parts trucks over the years, but it doesn’t get any cooler than a 1935 Ford Express, especially one that was used to deliver Ford parts to dealerships and shops back in the day. Waaaaaaay back in the day. What you see before you is exactly that: an original Express that has a ridiculously low 4,000 miles on the odometer! It’s the latest spotlight-worthy Ford truck that we randomly spotted online.

The year 1935 was a pivotal year for Ford in and of itself. Styling changes for both Ford’s car and truck line led to big time success in sales. Ford’s trucks borrowed some styling cues from the car design as well. These included the slant back grille and windshield, curvy fenders, and tapered headlight housings.

Construction was much more modern in 1935 as well. No longer was wood used to bolt together the cab’s sub-structure.  A sliding rear window was available, and the old visor on the cab was gone. A 221 cubic inch Flathead provided the power, no matter the model.

With curb weights approaching 5,000 pounds on some models, that meant incredibly slow acceleration. In the case of this ’35, that was actually a good thing. It meant more time for folks to see the massive billboard promoting the business!

This truck was also built right smack in the middle of the Great Depression, making its success even more significant. Ford managed to keep prices steady despite the challenges. Meanwhile, other automakers were bleeding profits and going out of business.

Plus, constant and fresh styling changes didn’t hurt either. Every year, these vehicles got better looking and better performing. Ford produced a model to fit anyone, regardless of need, and became the best-selling brand in America. This 1935 Ford Express is a great reminder of that all important time in history.

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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