This 1942 Ford Truck was Drafted into the Military

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If the F-150 Raptor is Ford’s newest badass truck, consider the 1942 stakebed/flatbed you see here its grandfather.

See, not only does this rig have a 1.5-ton rating, it also has a military record. The armed forces drafted this formerly maroon and black civilian truck to serve in World War II as a stateside supply vehicle.

Under the enormous hood, there’s a flathead V8. That’s connected to a four-speed gearbox. According to the seller, out back there’s a “two speed rear axle with frame re-enforcements which was rated at 2 tons.” He or she also says, “My Father and I did a cab on type restoration on the truck 12 years ago with a down to bare metal repaint and new rubber, weatherstripping and wiring.”

All you need to take this rust-free veteran vehicle home is $7,800 (or the best offer). Just make sure you have a space big enough to hold it.

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Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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