Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Random Car Wednesday: 1951 Ford F-1

Today's RCW is a treat from this year's Blanco show. It wasn't a part of the show itself, but instead was seen in the parking lot nearby. It is one of the most attractive pickups I've seen in a while, a 1951 Ford F-1. What really makes it stand out is the paint job. It's not just any shade of black, but instead a very glossy black that seems to go on forever. It catches the light just so, and really compliments the lines of the truck. For contrast, the chrome is perfectly polished, and in the midday sun it really stood out. Lastly, the white-wall tires are a great addition, and tie together a very pretty old pickup. 1951 was the first year for this grille, a change from the horizontal bars used from '48 to '50. The entire F-series would be overhauled in 1953, and was equally iconic. This truck, though, stands out in being very tastefully done. Considering that it was originally built to be a workhorse, it's surprising how well it looks as a cruising machine like this. Pickups are popular here in Texas, and looking at this one, it's easy to see why.

1951 Ford F-1

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