This 1956 Ford F-250 is a Classic Retired Workhorse

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Ford trucks, particularly the heavier duty versions were born to work. That ethos has rung true for decades now, and most folks that drive one use them at least occasionally for something other than basic transportation. But as we all know, they can be more than just workhorses.

Take this 1956 F-250, for example, you wouldn’t know that it probably lived at least part of it’s life hauling things and working hard, because now it’s a polished jewel of a truck. That pretty red oak in the back was most likely preceded by a bed that saw all kinds of different loads.


The original 272 V8 and 4-speed transmission undoubtedly have been called upon to pull heavy things, but you wouldn’t know it by looking under the hood now. The engine bay is clean enough to eat on, and so is the spartan interior.


The body is every bit as nice as the rest of the truck, painted in a classic Vermillion Red and Colonial White. The factory steel wheels and hub caps remain, which is definitely a plus. With a fresh frame-off restoration, this ’56 is certainly the nicest workhorse 3/4 ton out there.

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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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