The appeal of an old pickup truck is that you can have a fun hobby vehicle that''s also practical. This handsome 1949 Ford F1 is dressed in period satin black paint, but underneath is all the flathead you''ve always dreamed of owning, all for an incredibly reasonable price. Perfectly restored trucks are fine if you''re looking for static art, but if you enjoy driving and yes, occasionally using your truck to haul stuff, what you want is one that has some character. This one was completely refurbished in 2010, so it''s quite fresh, but it wasn''t over-restored and done to a level where you''re checking the weather every time you open the garage. Still, the basics are excellent, with straight, solid factory sheetmetal throughout and a fit and finish that is entirely appropriate to an old truck, making it just right for those weekend trips to the garden center or parts store. The bed has been refinished as well, with fresh wood and painted metal strips to add some contrast. A hand-painted pinstripe gives the old truck a dash of ''50s hot-rod cool, and you''ll dig little details like the contrasting red chains on the tailgate and simple step bumper out back. The iconic Ford grille has been polished nicely, along with most of the stock trim, and the glass sports a light tint that works well with the suede paint job. The black theme continues inside with a freshened stock interior. The original bench seat wears a new seat cover and the door panels and dash have been painted satin black to match the bodywork. Original gauges look right in their asymmetrical panel that mirrors the glove box door, with a bright center stack adding some interest. Working the gears of the 3-speed transmission is smooth & easy, well complimented by the wonderful sounds of the warmed-over flathead under the hood. A fresh rubber mat makes interior clean-ups easy. Simple, reliable, and rugged all add up to a worry-free driving experience. And for driving, few engines are better at delivering entertaining performance than the venerable Ford flathead. The V8 in this truck is believed to be the original piece, a 239 cubic inch unit rated at an even 100 horsepower in 1949. All the original equipment is intact, from the oil bath air cleaner to the oil filter, and the same "keep it simple" philosophy from 1949 was incorporated into the rebuild in 2010. The only notable upgrade is a 12-volt electrical system which spins the starter easily, making this a trouble-free truck that you can drive every day. The chassis is highly original, with factory brakes, suspension, and a great-sounding single exhaust system, and it rides on bright red steel wheels with trim rings and a set of wide whitewall radials. Perfect for cruising, this is a wonderful hobby vehicle that offers awesome flathead fun and a dose of practicality. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.