Factory Flatbed 1959 Ford F-250 Is an Old-School Workhorse

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1959 was a good year at the ‘ole Blue Oval. Namely because it was the first time Ford offered a factory four-wheel drive F-Series pickup after outsourcing the conversion for many years. That seems like a pipe dream these days, when you can get factory installed four or all-wheel drive on all sorts of different vehicles.

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For those who needed a workhorse back then, it was hard to go wrong with something like this factory four-wheeler – a 1959 F-250 flatbed. The heavy-duty April Green and Colonial White workhorse certainly looks the part. Fresh off a frame-off restoration, it’s probably not going to be hauling anything but show trophies from now on, however.

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The factory 292 Y-block V8 lives on under that clamshell hood, backed up by a 4-speed manual transmission. The old V8 still has the factory ram horn exhaust manifolds and dual exhaust. The red oak bed is a tasteful addition but probably not factory stock.

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With all the F-100’s floating around these days, it’s refreshing to see a proper workhorse receive a little love every now and then. This ’59 was a trailblazer back when it was new, and we’re glad it’s still around to remind us of that bygone era today.

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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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