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