This 1950 F-1 is One Stunning Street Machine

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While the 1953 and up F-100’s steal the spotlight and continue to grab the bulk of the attention among enthusiasts, early F-1 trucks tend to be a tad underappreciated.  But when you see one as stunning as this 1950 with its shiny chrome and gorgeous silver/blue paint job, it’s hard to see why.

Beyond that mile deep paint and chrome, a real street machine lurks beneath the surface.  The old Ford sits on an independent front suspension and rear leaf springs, with four wheel disc brakes helping slow things down.


Under the hood resides an old(er) school 5.0 and a four speed automatic transmission.  It’s no Coyote, but the old V8 is one of the cheapest and easiest modern fuel injected motors to maintain.  The F-1 sits low with an aggressive rake, thanks to 18″ front/20″ rear wheels.

The inside is every bit as clean as the outside, with a grey bench seat, steering wheel, and carpet that perfectly complements the painted dash and door panels.  The new oak bed is so pretty that you won’t be dumping anything back there either.

Perhaps the most impressive thing about this ’50 is that the restoration is three years old.  Whoever has owned it to this point obviously either never drove it or maintained it like a pro.

With all due respect to the 1953+ F-100, this truck is proof that Ford was building great looking trucks before they changed the name of perhaps their most iconic vehicle.  And the best thing is, it’s for sale over at Vanguard Motor Sales.  Just bring lots of cash.

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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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