This Stunning 1941 Flatbed is Ready to Put in Work

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So you need a sturdy, four wheel drive flat bed but don’t want the typical, boring, late model everybody else drives?  Look no further.  What you see before you is a gloriously restored and relatively rare 1941 Ford flatbed truck with the Marmon-Herrington four wheel drive conversion.

Marmon-Herrington made a name for themselves by building tanks and other military vehicles during World War II, in addition to producing trucks and trolley buses.  Since 1931, they’ve built everything from aircraft refueling trucks to axles and transfer cases.

Ford outsourced their 4×4’s to Marmon-Herrington until 1959, but they aren’t terribly common in any model year, let alone on a vintage flat bed.  In addition to its uniqueness and rarity, the extra ride height and aggressively tall tires make this particular example look extra good.

A frame off, nut and bolt restoration, this truck also represents a relative bargain at the sticker price of $29,900.  The blue/black color combination is awesome and the red wheels complement it perfectly. The new wood out back is simply gorgeous, and will surely discourage anyone from tossing parts back there.

Things are quite utilitarian inside, with the factory bench seat covered in vinyl and all the original bits surrounded by that beautiful blue paint.  Things are equally clean and original under the hood, where the old Flathead undoubtedly struggles to bring this heavy beast up to highway speeds.

It all adds up to a nice showpiece that is certainly capable enough to haul stuff around the farm if so desired.  And considering the price and the rarity that comes with it, I can’t think of a flat bed I’d rather own.

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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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