This 1951 Ford F1 is the Perfect Cure for the Blues

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Does anything produce a bigger smile than a classic 50’s Ford pickup truck? It’s darn near impossible to frown when you see these perfect slices of Americana, especially if you’re lucky enough to drive or own one.

Whether you’re tooling around town or hanging out at a car show, these old trucks simply make people happy. This beauty of a 1951 F-100 is both a mood lifter and a throwback to another time. The classic dark blue and white paint scheme is both timeless and a nice contrast to the excessive use of chrome these trucks are often laden with.


A good ‘ole Flathead V8 motor rests under the hood, making up for its lack of absolute power with an absolutely addictive noise. You’ll want to shift through the three-on-the-tree to keep it rolling and emitting those sweet locomotive like sounds!

The utilitarian theme continues inside, where a flat vinyl bench and rubber floor mats mean easy maintenance.  Mostly everything from one end to another is stock, save for a few worn out bits that have been replaced or upgraded, which we certainly can’t complain about.


Overall, this ’51 is a perfect time warp and you’ll be unable to resist its charm along the way. There simply aren’t many vehicles that can generate as many smiles-per-gallon as a classic Ford truck.

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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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