Barn Find Ford F6 Is a Lightly-used Heavy Duty Hauler

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Ford F6

Owned by a small city and stowed away in a hangar for years, this incredible Ford F6 has only 11,000 original miles!

Heavy duty trucks these days don’t exactly have what you might call character. Sure, they get the job done. In fact, modern commercial grade trucks are more capable than ever, hauling loads once reserved for full-on big rigs. But they just don’t look half as cool as the original heavy duty haulers, trucks like this incredible 1949 Ford F6.

Ford F6

We found this gorgeous ride in, of all places, Canada, where it’s up for sale at Hot Antique Garage. But you don’t have to speak French to know that this Ford F6 is a truly special find. The seller claims the truck was originally owned by a small local town, where it was used sparingly and then stored in a hangar for many years. Thus, it only shows a scant 11,000 miles on the odometer.

Ford F6

Taking a look around this well-preserved beauty, it’s hard to refute that claim. Everything, from the shiny red paint to the wood bed and rails are in pretty immaculate shape. The underside of the truck is clean and dry, with no evil penetrating rust. Surely, had they driven it just a little on the salty snow-ridden roads of Quebec, that wouldn’t be the case.

Ford F6

The original 239 Flathead still chugs along under that massive hood, and it’s backed up by a 4-speed manual transmission. Even the interior looks like new, devoid of any rat nests or other nasty surprises typical of barn finds. It’s a truly amazing discovery, even though it takes a special kind of collector (read: us) to appreciate these larger, heavy duty haulers.

Ford F6

At just under twenty grand, the asking price here is certainly fair, however. So we don’t think this Ford F6 will have any trouble finding a new home. And hopefully, they drive it just a bit more than the original owner!

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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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